What might be the real fright of this announcement is that it’s already October! Nevertheless, it’s time once again for our Frightful Computer Haiku Contest, version 6.0. Last year’s contest was such a success that we had to do this again. All you have to do to enter is to write a scary computer haiku (according to the rules), submit it, and you could win a $200 gift card (1st place), a $50 gift card (2nd place), or a $25 gift card (3rd place). This is one of our most popular contests.
The rules are simple:
• Your haiku must be original. In other words, plagiarizing a haiku will get you disqualified faster than you can werewolf down a piece of your favorite pumpkin pie.
• Your haiku must be awesome. You know, like “Green Bay just won the Super Bowl!”
• One haiku per person. That means one (“1”), not two (“2”). Two or more will get you disqualified (and it might even affect what you get for Christmas).
• Submit your haiku by October 31, 11:59 p.m. MDT in the Comments section below.
The winners will be announced in our November newsletter and in a November blog.
If you don’t remember how to create a haiku, the following should help. Haikus are composed of three lines. Line one is five syllables, line two is seven syllables, and line three is five syllables. M. Neal’s winning submission from last year is a good example of what we’re looking for:
Data left for dead,
Noose around its neck? …Mozy
Won’t leave you hangin’!
Add your haiku to the Comments section before it’s too late! In the meantime, continue to back up your files with Mozy. Anything less would keep us up at night! Be safe!
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The small print: Dell employees (including Mozy, etc.) are not eligible to win—even if your haiku is really good. Void where prohibited.