Haiku Challenge 2012 Award

This was my 2nd year participating in the month long Haiku Challenge — hosted by Someone is Special of “Few Miles” during the month of February.  Both years offered important lessons and tremendous growth in both writing and appreciation for the form of Haiku.


I threw myself into the 2011 Haiku Challenge, after my blog was in existence for a total of one week.  It quickly put me on course to use the traditional structuring of 5 – 7 – 5 vs 17-syllable.  Through this challenge in 2011, I garnered my first blogging award with the Star Newbie Award.  This bolstered my self-esteem, and cemented my enjoyment of the focused and concise form.


“None other than a person who dominated others right from the start. She
is a true winner as she has won hearts with her encouraging words. As I say,
I personally feel that appreciation is the best food for a blogger hunger,
in that perspective I thank you for feeding me. I also feel critics will help a
human being touch heights. So be my best critic
’, she did the best, give
a big hand of becca givens who garnered 80% of the votes.” ~~ SiS

With appreciation to SiS (Someone Is Special), the host of the annual Haiku Challenge and to my fellow Haiku Challengers, thank you for this honor and recognition as 2012 winner of The Cheerful Challenger Award.

Other Distinguished and Noted Winners:

King of Haiku Challenge:   Ramesh Sood of  A Little More than Ordinary …

Queen of Haiku:  Grace of  everyday amazing

Star Newbie:  Asni of  A Walk in My Heart

Favorite Challenger:  Pranali of  Blank Verses and Invisible Lines

The First Sweet Challenger:  Leo of  I Rhyme without Reason

The Last Sweet Challenger:  Blossom Vydrina of  The Otter’s Holt



What is Haiku Challenge?
Hosted by Someone Is Special (affectionately called SiS) from the blog, “Few Miles”, the Haiku Challenge is a daily Haiku writing challenge that runs the month of February every year.  This was the 2nd year.

It was 29 days of challenging fun using the sole poetic style of Haiku, 5 – 7 – 5, unless otherwise noted.  This year included the exploration of 7 different signatures of Haiku including Haiga, Acrostic Haiku, Pi-Ku, Naisaiku and Haibun — the themed prompts consisted of either a word and/or an image.


© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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14 Responses to Haiku Challenge 2012 Award

  1. dani says:

    congratulations, becca! you really did deserve this award! ♥


  2. becca givens says:

    I wish to thank each of you for the generous support and kind remarks! 😀 I appreciate your time stopping for a visit and leaving a comment!


  3. granbee says:

    Okay, I give in–I will join the haiku challenge at this site on February 1, 2013! I can see how much it did for you in 2011, so I am bound to gain from the experience, as well! Wonderful post, this, informing us about these haiku activities of yours for a little over a year now! Super!


  4. terri0729 says:

    Congrats Becca!! Well deserved indeed!


  5. Ramesh Sood says:

    BG, as I prefer to address you, you are a fantastic thinker..who creates magic with her word effortlessly..I often found your writes having visible spontaneous flow… Congratulations.. I think we all are winnners..writing day in and day out..needs a lot…well done.. let us continue to write and keep visiting.. God bless!!!!


  6. souldipper says:

    Well done, Becca. What a great accomplishment!


  7. Andy Sewina says:

    mANY Congratulations on being the cheerful challenger!!!!


  8. Asni says:

    Congratulations! Very well deserved. Thank you so much for all your love and support. Your kind words and encouragement do wonders. You write beautifully and I am inspired by you.


  9. phylor says:

    Congratulations — your wonderful poetry deserves such special recognition! I think you write beautifully and with such feeling and expression!


  10. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrravo!


  11. Congratulations and well deserved Becca xx


  12. Grace says:

    Congrats my dear ~ I have a learned a lot from this month long challenge too ~

    You are a worthy challenger ~

    See you and keep up the good work ~


  13. booguloo says:



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