Haiku Safety Art Contest
Thank you for participating in the haiku safety art contest. Friday, July 16th was the last day to submit your haiku poem/art piece. Winners will be announced on the Haiku contest page on Friday, July 30th.
Help the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) spread the word on pedestrian and bike safety, by submitting a safety-related haiku art piece. Selected winners will receive a Safe Routes to School and Move Forward PGH gift pack, and the grand prize winner will receive a copy of their haiku street sign and have it displayed on signs around the city! The deadline has been extended to Friday, July 16th.
Write a haiku that draws attention to the shared responsibility pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists have in keeping Pittsburgh’s streets safe. Find inspiration in one of many Department programs including:
- Pittsburgh Safety Driving Pledge
- Bike(+) Plan
- Move Forward PGH
- Pedestrian Safety Action Plan
- Safe Routes to School
What is a haiku?
A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry made of short, unrhymed lines that can evoke colorful imagery and short stories. Haiku can come in a variety of different formats of short verses, but the most common is a three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern.
- The first line is 5 syllables
- The second line is 7 syllables
- The third line is 5 syllables
Example of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety haiku:
- To adverse to risk (5 syllables)
- To chance the lottery, yet (7 syllables)
- Steps into traffic (5 syllables)
- Mark Flaherty
- Jacob Patalive
- Kali Wentling
- Patricia Tsagaris
- Mary Weidner
- Angelo Ross
- Emily Persico
- Lori Kantor
- Evonne & Adrianne Henry
- Valarie Sullivan