TEDGlobal 2010

Write a haiku, win a pass to TEDGlobal from WiredUK

Posted by: Emily McManus

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[Update: Deadline passed]: Write a haiku containing the phrase “smarter planet” and tweet it to @WiredUK — and you could win a pass to TEDGlobal 2010 next week! The contest is supported by IBM and WiredUK, and is open to UK residents only. The competition closes at Midday BST on Thursday 8 July, 2010. The prize includes a pass to TEDGlobal and lodging for the four days of the conference. Runners-up can win a free livestream of the conference. See full rules and all the entry details you’ll need. For inspiration, WiredUK suggests you visit www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/uk/.

(Pictured above, at right, is last year’s winner, Colm McMullan. He had to write an entire mini-essay to win. This year’s haiku will be a snap! As WiredUK defines it: A haiku is a traditional Japanese poem, and in the English language typically appears as a three-line prose containing 17 syllables — five in the first line, seven in the second line, five in the third line.)