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Write a haiku, win a pass to TEDGlobal from WiredUK


[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

(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.)