Introduction Did someone say competition? No? ... oh, wait, that's right, that's what we were going to say! Yes, that's right - it's competition time here at WildStar Central, and we want your entries! This time, we're looking for haikus. Not just any old haiku, however (that would be silly) - we want your haikus about WildStar. Don't know what a haiku is? Fret not, we'll tell you what we want! What's more, we'll let you write up to three haikus (but no more than that should be submitted)! Brimming over with ideas? Then we have you covered. Timeframe and Entering To enter, all you will need to do is email up to three haikus to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight EST on 05th August 2012 - the staff here at WSC will discuss and then announce the winners on 12th August 2012. All your haikus must be sent on the same email - multiple emails will be disqualified. Yes, you heard us - winners. We will pick the three finest entries (be it finest craftmanship or wittiest wordplay - you don't need to be a Masaoka Shiki!) for first, second and third place - to be our champions! Your entry email must include... - Your entries (1-3) in a plain text format - Your WSC forum username - Your real name and postal address (for legal, and prize shipping purposes) Please note that your entry will also be agreement to our competition terms and conditions (listed below). Prizes The winners of this little competition will get a custom forum title - "WildStar Haiku Winner 2012". And if those bragging rights aren't enough, then (as with our previous community competition) courtesy of Carbine Studios, we will also offer some special WildStar prizes as follows... First Prize: Dev-signed WildStar poster (view) and a new-style WildStar t-shirt (front/back) Second Prize: New-style t-shirt Third Prize: A WildStar hat (view) That's right, you heard us - we've secured real WildStar swag again, straight from the source! See? We still love you, even after all this time since out last competition! Erm, What's a Haiku? A haiku is, essentially, a short poem. Strictly speaking they follow a certain set of rules or characteristics, but since we're not quite so strict, we're going with the far more popular and modern set of rules: a short poem of 17 syllables, split over three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Additionally, there must be an identifiable WildStar theme to your haiku! Example Entry Confused yet? Have an example, courtesy of your friendly neighbourhood mod, starspun! With the eldan gone The legendary Nexus Is free for us all ... yes, that is awful, but you get the idea, and hopefully that will enable you to think of something far, far better than she could. Good luck! Terms and Conditions By submitting an entry to the WildStar Central "WildStar Haiku" competition, you hereby agree to the following terms and conditions: 1. The winners will be chosen by WildStar Central staff from all eligible entries emailed in by the deadline. No other method of entry shall be considered valid. 2. Only three entries on a single email per person. More than three entries or more than one email by the same person will disqualify all entries. Submission deadline closes at midnight EST on 05th August 2012. 3. Winners will be announced on WildStar Central by 12th August 2012. Announced winners will additionally be contacted by email and prizes will be distributed by NCsoft. 4. This competition is void where prohibited by national and/or international law. The entrant assumes the total responsibility of knowing that they reside in a state or territory that prohibits such contests and are subject to any local, state or territorial laws. WildStar Central accepts no responsibility for making these individual legal determinations. 5. Entries must adhere to the instructions given. Any entries that do not adhere to the guidelines will be disqualified. 6. Only three prize winners will be assigned, at the discretion of WildStar Central. 7. WildStar Central cannot be held responsibile for extenuating circumstances that may postpone or terminate this contest. In the unlikely event that a contest is postponed or terminated, information will be posted on WildStar Central. 8. In the unlikely event that a prize package becomes unavailable prior to prize distribution, WildStar Central reserves the right to arrange any prize substitutions. 9. WildStar Central admins, moderators and their families are not eligible to participate in this contest. 10. By entering this contest, you agree to assign all rights relating to your poetry to WildStar Central - allowing WSC the exclusive right to reuse, distribute and share your prose. 11. DISCLAIMER: WildStar Central has no official ties to NCsoft Interactive.