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Ross Essay Contest

This Year’s Ross Essay Contest Is a Haiku Throwdown: Winners Get a Share of $5,000 in Prize Money

By Sarah Mui

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In this year’s Ross Essay Contest, we’re looking for 17 syllables that address one of these five topics: Innovation, Inspiration, Law Practice, On Being a Lawyer or the U.S. Supreme Court.

Like every year, only ABA members are eligible to submit their haiku (an unrhymed poem with three lines containing five, seven, and five syllables respectively) for a chance at a share of $5,000 in prize money. Contestants should keep in mind that they cannot enter as often as they want; there is a five-haiku limit. The haiku you submit also cannot have appeared in a printed book, magazine or journal (sold or given away), or in any online journal that presents edited periodic content.

The submission deadline was 5 p.m. CT on Friday, Sept. 28.

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