During the May edition of the Metroid Headquarters podcast, I announced a joint competition between Shinesparkers and Metroid Headquarters to win a personalised autograph from none other than Jessica Martin, voice of Samus Aran in Metroid: Other M. I am happy to announce that today, as part of our efforts to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Metroid, we can announce further details on the competition and the rules.
In order to be in with a chance of winning, you’ll have to write a short poem called a Haiku. A Haiku is a very short form of japanese poetry. In English, a popular form of Haiku is made up of three lines made up of five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line and five syllables in the final line. Here is an example:
In the Brinstar Depths
There is a scary creature
That is lurking there
The theme for this Haiku is Metroid and Jessica Martin herself will be judging the competition. Entries will be taken from the 1st June to the 31st July on the Shinesparkers forums and the Metroid Headquarters forums. You will be required to register to one or both of the forums in order to take part. The best two Haiku’s from each website will win a signed personalised autograph by Jessica Martin with the winners announced on the 7th August.
You can enter this competition twice, once on the Shinesparkers forums and once on the Metroid Headquarters forums. Multiple entries and accounts will not be counted and your entry could be made void. Your Haiku should remain tasteful and with a Metroid theme. Entries will be passed on to Jessica Martin after the competition has closed and she will choose the winners. Her decision is final. Shinesparkers and Metroid Headquarters reserve the right to change and adapt these rules.
For more information on Haiku, check out the Wikipedia entry.
Source: Shinesparkers Forums