Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Punctuation geeks: A contest just for you

National Punctuation Day is Sept. 24, and the fine folks who invented it have announced a new contest to mark the occasion.

Here are the rules:

Write one paragraph, maximum of three sentences, using these 13 punctuation marks: apostrophe, brackets, colon, comma, dash, ellipsis, exclamation point, hyphen, parentheses, period, question mark, quotation mark, and semicolon.

Entries will be accepted at Jeff@NationalPunctuationDay.com through Sept. 30. Jamming all that punctuation into three sentences sounds tough to me. You might want to start now.

Meanwhile, enjoy these punctuation-themed haikus from the winners of last year's contest.


tarhoosier said...

This will be easy. There is no requirement in this "contest" that the entry has to meet any rules of standard written English.

Anonymous said...

This is right up my alley! Can't wait to come up with something.

Anonymous said...

What is the prize???