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‘Haiku’ Writing Competition Series 2.0: Call For Entries

‘Haiku’ Writing Competition Series 2.0 is the sixth initiative of the Architectural Journalism & Criticism Organization, India founded by architect Pappal Suneja to spread awareness about this subject and sow the seeds of inspiration to explore and write about Architecture and allied fields. As per the curator, Journalism & Critical Appreciation in Architecture should reciprocate to the trending techniques. Our prenominal existence in the moment of time is not merely enough to amount for the utterance of spoken or written of the present. The architectural writings serve as reflections at a future day and it needs to be taken ahead at the forefront.

Haiku means a Japanese poem written in English of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.

You can pen down an architectural experience of yours in 17 syllables in all!

Less is More! Try it Out!

Themes for the Competition are as follows:

 1. Cultural Thing

What is it that you possess and is at your side in these tough times of Global Pandemic Crisis? An unnoticed ‘thing’ being a part of your culture, tradition or life style does exist. The meaning of which has changed all together due to the recent social distancing measures. If ‘things’ can speak, what message shall it convey to you?

2. Time Travel to an architectural era

Dive into the journey of nostalgia to the Gothic gargoyles of the city. In the romanticism of coffered domes, spires, buttresses, ornamented windows, arches; in short travel to the timeless architectural styles- making the quieter times louder than before. What is it, which we will wish evermore again?

The competition is open to all. To register follow this link, one can send a maximum of 5 entries with a single registration. Entries (Haiku write up along with the Photograph (both separately) of 300dpi and Minimum 1200 px) need to be mailed to till 30th May 2020.

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For Queries, Contact: Twinkle Kataria, Curatorial Assistant at

Here are a few sample ‘Haiku’

We made car the king,

The helpless pedestrian,

In despair seeks space!!

commercial street , Bangalore
Commercial street, Bangalore by Ar. Parichita Mohapatra

Jurors Panel for the Competition

Prof. Krishna Rao Jaisim, Principal Architect Jaisim-Fountainhead

Ar. Sabu Francis, Principal Architect, Sabu Francis & Associates

Ar. Pappal Suneja, Research Scholar, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Germany

Ar. Sangeet Sharma, Partner, S D Sharma & Associates, Chandigarh

Ar. Maria Aslam, Editor, Architecture-Design-Art, Magazine

Curatorial Assistant: Twinkle Kataria

Winning Prizes for Haiku Writing Competition

Citation (A set of mentioned Books):

-‘Architectural Musings: I Do’ by Prof. Krishna Rao Jaisim (Autographed Copy).

– A Place in the Shade: The New Landscape & Other Essays

– Poetry & Architecture (Autographed Copy).

Special Mention (A set of mentioned Books):

– Castles in the Air by Sangeet Sharma (Autographed Copy).

– The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton

– Give me some space by Suha Riyaz Khopatkar (Autographed Copy).

Besides this, all the entrants shall be sent E-Certificate attested by all the jurors and the winning entries shall be featured on an online architectural portal. Also, the best entries shall be complied in the form of a book with ISBN No. after the successful run of all the Series.

For more Information, Visit the Facebook Page of the Organization.

Haiku Writing Competition Series 2.0
Top Image © Yakin Kinger

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