Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS): Director Lingusamy has announced a Tamil Haiku poetry contest in honor of the late Tamil poet Abdul Rahman.
Taking to social media to announce the contest, Lingusamy said, “I feel this as an important thing in my life. It’s for the immense respect I have for Abdul Rahman and my love for Haiku. I can’t wait to have you all in there.”
The winner of the competition, the director said, would receive a sum of Rs 25,000 while the second and third winners would receive sums of Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000, respectively. Fifty other poems will be chosen for publication. These would receive a prize of Rs 1,000 each.
Poems had to strictly conform to haiku grammar. Only poems that did not exceed three lines would be considered for the competition. Poems must be original and must not have been published in print or online publications or on social media.
Each candidate can submit a maximum of two poems. The poems must reach the organizers no later than February 15, 2022. The winners of the competition will be announced in March 2022.