A New VDux Contest -- 2 SBD, Upvotes, and More!

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You're on Steemit. So am I!

Do you run a contest?

I do!

If you have 30 seconds to spare and you can write 17 syllables, you can win 2 SBD, author rewards, and some free publicity. And also have some fun!

Read below for more about the contest instructions, how to participate, awards, and how I'll select a winner.

Contest Instructions

Write a haiku about dogs or a dog, or that references dogs in some way. You don't have to actually use the word "dog" as long as it's clear your haiku has something to do with dogs.

This must be a one-stanza, traditional 5-7-5 haiku like the ones described here: http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htm . Here’s an example:

Vdux loves canines

Happy, friendly, fun, and nice

Man's best friend, indeed

You may submit multiple haikus, but you need to make each haiku its own reply. Each one will be considered a separate entry.

(Thank you @clurrr for the theme! Look for .005 SBDs for suggesting it.)

How to Participate

  1. Reply below with your haiku. Deadine: 11:59 pm UTC, May 31, 2018.
  2. Upvote this post. Deadline: 11:59 pm UTC, March 31, 2018.

That's it! But...

You should also resteem this post to increase the winner's prize and give yourself some free exposure! You can participate without resteeming -- I don't give preference -- but if you do resteem, it only helps you.

Also, post your entry on your own blog! Mention @vdux and I'll give you an upvote and resteem your post.

Awards

Winner gets:

  • 2 SBD
  • Half of this post's author awards
  • One free "shout-out" for winning
  • One free resteem from me for any of the winner's posts. (You choose the post. There's no time limit but I reserve the right to refuse resteem any post I consider offensive or indecent -- I'll simply ask you for a different, non-offensive post.)

One runner-up gets:

  • One free "shout-out" for winning
  • One free resteem from me for any of the winner's posts. (You choose the post. There's no time limit but I reserve the right to refuse to resteem any post I consider offensive or indecent -- I'll simply ask you for a different, non-offensive post.)

How I Will Select the Winner

Within 2 days after the deadline, I will read all entries and choose a winner and runner-up.

While I'll take upvotes into consideration, my selection will reflect my personal preference based on the entries you submit. Usually I get at least 8 or more haikus I'd like to reward -- unfortunately I only have one winner and runner-up.

BUT if I get a high value of upvotes or donations, I'll increase the number of prizes.

Awesome job everybody who entered my previous contests:

@giddyupngo, @chrislyr, @mineopoly, @puppetmaster1111, @calluna, @yidneth, @creatr, @acousticsteveo, @blackant, @rlt47, @viking-ventures, @steemotion, @foxfiction, @lologirl, @creyestxsa94, @yahialababidi, @jadams2k18, @doughtaker, @ladyrai, @impending.doom, @andysantics48, @felixgarciap, @godstimetim, @gamsam, @antorchajohnny, @aniketmore1925, @mameh, @tygertyger, @kaelci, @felicitas, @ayyeenn, @dmilliz, @eprolific, @jvanman, @kimberlylane, @phoenixwren, @liverussian, @herbertholmes, @dizzyjay, @emdesan, @markeverlasting, @shawnsporter, @operahoser, @eaglespirit, @tomset, @millennialnow, @preparedwombat, @apeximomen, @melissakellie, @freedomno1, @moneyinfant, @mermaidvampire, @millennialnow, @mysearchisover, @yahialababidi, @givonwayne, @pinkgeek, @boxcarblue, @ablaze, @hope-k, @rexdickson, @crescendoofpeace, @digitokash, @theunlimited, @theodora87, @mysecondself01, @pocketmouse, @jacksondavies, @ohkaaay, @lazarus-wist, @dbooster, @janesmy081316, @dc420la, @redheadpei, @whitelite, @olymar248, @nenad-ristic, @trudeehunter, @bananamemos

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Moko Doggo

Floppy ears too long
Too small, too fluffy, too hop
Are you sure you dog?

Photo is my bun- cough cough dog, Mokomoko

Cute and furry just the same. Can you teach a bunny to fetch?

You totally can! Mine have all loved apple wood sticks, they look so funny dragging them around, I have a great photo of our late bunny Sasuke holding a stick just like a dog!

Cute!

Benji

Best office worker
Sings songs and naps all day long
Cuddle and fuss breaks

True story, this is my coworker Benji, his jobs include office welfare manager, making sure every takes regular screen breaks for a cuddle and gets outside for a bit of fresh air, musical entertainment, howling the songs not only of his people, but also of yours, being able to howl actual tunes, and most importantly, number one trip hazard, keeping health and safety on their toes by flopping out for a nap where ever he happens to fall!

How do I get that job? Does he need an apprentice?

Applications must be submitted on dog biscuits, one word per biscuit lol

What about words written WITH doggie biscuits?

My Labra-hoover
She ate almost anything
Garbage disposal!

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And it's what killed her in the end :(

labs & labmixes are known fr this there are who websites and chatrooms dedicated to them eating stuff . SOrry for your loss ;(

Thank you :) She got run over whilst looking for road kill!!!!

:(

Oh dear. I'm so sorry...she looks so sweet!

Thank you for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

  ·  last year (edited)

Hi, here is my entry, please do accept it..

Just when you thought, I
could not sleep closer to you
You were wrong again

HA! story of my life , lol

Nice! 17 syllables BUT for this contest I need a traditional 5-7-5 haiku like the ones described here: http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htm. Yours is 4-8-5. Can you revise?

I have this rule to keep the entry fair, all haikus have the same requirements.

  ·  last year (edited)

done

Thank you!!!

I gave you an honorable mention. Thank you for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

Years after she's gone
I still curl beneath covers -
wait for the cold nose

You got an honorable mention. Thank you for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

:( <3

Oh. So sad. Good memories?

  ·  last year (edited)

So dog gone tired
To write another Haiku
Is taking too long

^_^

What? WHAT? No, don't go there, keep that chin up!

Vdux persistence
For Haiku and poetry
Like a dog at work

Clever!

Thank you for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

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A true companion
Not just a dog but a friend
Loyal till the end


Image source: Pixabay


Thanks again for the contest @vdux

You're welcome. Thank you for the haiku! Lovely.

Thank you again for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

Round Hound

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Jubilee is fat
her belly is nicely plump
I love my round hound

Is she eyeing up the pineapple for lunch :D

:D maybe she loves fruit

Cutie pie! Breakfast?

any time is pineapple time :D

I miss you
the smell of your fur
My half heart

Dedicated to my dog Kira (gone for over a decade, never forgotten)

  ·  last year (edited)

it suxs to outlive ones kids :( when you adopt one from another species it is the sad side of the coin we pay for such unconditional love ...

It is even worse with my ratties that only live three years and are as smarts as dogs are :(. In the case of Kira, my husky, well she WAS my daughter... she left and I'm a mourning mother. But her love lives in me.

nods it is why I stopped adopting rats because i could not deal with the loss ...

P.s rats can live to 7 actually but the ones we usually adopt come form a line of lab rats genetically engineered for a short life span with strong cancer possibilities. The horrors we commit to non humans :(

Thank you. Losing a companion is so hard.

I know haikus are often free form and some use 3-5-3 pattern, but for this contest I need a traditional 5-7-5 haiku like the ones described here: http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htm. Do you want to try again? I have this rule to keep the entry fair, all haikus have the same requirements.

Thank you for your entry. I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

  ·  last year (edited)

Furry Precious Pup
Took You To Get A Haircut
Lovely Buzz It Was

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Thank you for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

Rhythmic haiku with a CUTIE PIE allstar flashing them paws for the camera? That, my friend, is a powerful entry!

Hi @vdux! Thank you so much for taking my suggestion😊 I didn't expect you would take it.


Take me with you, sir.
I help, I love, I cuddle;
Patsy needs shelter.

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Here is the link to my entry:

https://steemit.com/writing/@clurrr/was-once-a-street-dog-now-a-family

The people spoke and they wanted haikus about dogs!

You have a great pup and wonderful story. Glad you're part of the contest!

I'm very much honored to be a part of this :) thank you for the opportunity!

Thank you for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

Fresh contribution
Bugs are grateful for your gift
Careful where I step

Oh I see what you did there!

I had to think about it for a bit, than it clicked. Hahaha. Nice.

  ·  last year (edited)

I sniff, claw, and dig.
Than drop my precious treasure.
Now, I bury it.

Nice! Great haiku! Thank you for the entry!

Thanks and Thank you for running this contest.

Thank you for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

Fiercest loyalty
Irresistible candor
Love beyond measure

Ah, a candid dog. Truly a treasure.

Thank you for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

  ·  last year (edited)

Thief jumped over wall.
Greeted with white fangs bearing.
Left quick, hole in pants!

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Pixabay

https://steemit.com/poem/@whitelite/white-fangs

Great! I resteemed your post. Nice haiku. Entry accepted!

Thank-you, I do appreciate it.

Thank you for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

Hi Everyone, here is my entry!

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Pixabay

ADOPT A DOG

So many sad tails!
Adopt one or two today,
Make eyes bright again!


Flickr

https://steemit.com/haiku/@rlt47/an-original-haiku-adopt-a-dog

Yes, do! Friends of mine are shopping the pounds as we speak. Thank you for the haiku. Always great to hear from you!

You're most welcome! It's a great thing we do - when we give a dog a home.

Thank you for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

If you have a shelter you want me to mention on my blog, will you tell me?

thank-you @vdux, I will be over in a jiffy. I am in a new city at the moment, so I don't know any here...but, I will keep you posted!

Hello! here my entrance I hope it is to your liking, although my English is not very good I hope it is correct, thanks for your support in advance

Faithful dog and
loyal to the end
just love it!
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My niece Barbi with Mia

Hola! aqui mi entrada espero sea de su agrado, aunque mi ingles no es muy bueno espero sea correcto, gracias por su apoyo de antemano

Perro fiel y
leal hasta el final
solo amalo!

No hay problema. ¡Acepto haikus español!

Thank you for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

Warm brown eyes stare bright
Slobbering tongue lolls, panting
Faithful; man's best friend

:)

Just posted it in an entry also! :) https://steemit.com/haiku/@kaelci/dog-a-haiku-for-vdux

Cool. I resteemed your post, thanks for spreading the word!

That's great. Yay dogs!

Thank you for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners

Furry warmth clutched
I am never lonely now
Ticklish tongue licks

Melts my heart. Thank you for the entry!

Thank you for your entry! I announced the winners https://steemit.com/contest/@vdux/announcing-the-vdux-haiku-contest-winners


Brave little pomchi
Not afraid to chase a bear.
Your size matters not.
https://steemit.com/vdux/@viking-ventures/brave-little-pomchi-vdux-s-haiku-contest

True story! Unfortunately, I have no pictures to share of either the dog or the bear, so I needed help from the likes of Pixabay.

it is actually quite common for chi mixes to be super brave they just don't get how small they are ...

She was an awesome dog! She scared that bear more than once and would have given her life in defense of us. She got lost after we moved, unfortunately. I like to think she is looking after another family now.

:(sorry for your loss :(

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.

Yes it is. She didn't even consider the fact that the bear could have eaten her if he had so desired!

Totally true story, anyway. She was a darned good dog - but ran off after we moved. I hope she's looking after another family now.

:-)

You changed your profile picture!

Happens to the best of us, lol.
Actually, Steemit had a little dispute with the Facebook pictures I was linking to (my profile) - or something, anyway... Steemit stopped displaying them, so I did something else.

Whoa. Censored? Or tech problem?

Looked like a tech problem - communications error between Steemit and Facebook - which seems to happen from time to time.

Happiness, Honesty, loyalty

Honey in exchange for care

Thank you for the entry!

For this contest I need a traditional 5-7-5 haiku like the ones described here: http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htm. Do you want to try again? Otherwise I can't accept it!

I have this rule to keep the entry fair, all haikus have the same requirements.

Although they abandon them
happiness is what they seek-
they will always be loyal

Try to accommodate him friend, I hope to be well a hug for you thanks for notifying

That's very nice. In fairness to everybody who enters the contest, I require 5-7-5 format. Five syllables on the first line, seven syllables on the second line, five syllables on the third line.

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Love her rites
She waves and bites
plays with you all nights

Hey there! Thank you!

For this contest I need a traditional 5-7-5 haiku like the ones described here: http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htm. Do you want to try again?

You can write in Spanish, too! Yo hablo español. Para este concurso necesito un tradicional 5-7-5 haiku como los que se describen aquí: http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/haiku.htm. Pruébalo otra vez!!!

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