What kind of bird are you? Make like Wes Anderson and pen your own ode to first love and you could win a grand prize iPad courtesy of Moonrise Kingdom, which hits DVD and Blu-ray this week.
We'll award the Movieliner with the most powerful original haiku dedicated to childhood romance, Sam & Suzy style — so crank up that Françoise Hardy, traipse down memory lane, and get to memorializing your own nostalgia-fueled tribute to puppy love.
The rules are simple: Submit an original haiku (using the 5-7-5 format) inspired by either Moonrise Kingdom or your own first love, in the comments below. One grand prize winner will receive a 32 GB Apple iPad and Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray.
Entries are open to ages 18 and up. Winners must be in the U.S. or Canada.
Contest closes Wednesday, October 17 at 5pm ET/2pm PT. Entries must include an email address for contacting winners. Only one submission per person.
**UPDATE: Contest is now closed! Thanks to all who played, and stay tuned as we announce a winner!**
**UPDATE #2: We have a winner!
Among all of the sweet and vivid entries we received, Movieline's editors loved Movieline reader Adam's haiku about a memorable summer camp kiss:
Locking lips at camp
Beautiful girl, nervous boy
...and then I came out
Congrats to Adam, who will be receiving the grand prize of an Apple 32 GB iPad, courtesy of Moonrise Kingdom.
Adam and two runners-up will also receive a copy of the Moonrise Kingdom Blu-ray release, out this week. A hearty round of applause to runners-up PRBRANDT and Doug J. for their submissions, which also sent us back in time with their dreamy imagery of childhood loves past:
She had long striped socks
Mine were short and white, but still
our feet slowly touched
classroom open house
dad’s cologne and my best shirt
she smiles – my face warms
Thank you again to all who entered - stay tuned for our next contest!