Sunday, January 20, 2019

Eagle Butte

WRE Father’s Day Honoring Contest

The West River Eagle is hosting a Father’s Day Honoring Contest. Exhibit what you honor most about your father or a father figure you respect and admire through a haiku poem or an image.

The poem or image must be original, and include a title, your name, the name of the person you are honoring, and your contact information.

Winning entries will be published in the June 14, 2018 edition of the newspaper. Prizes to be announced soon.

The deadline for submission is on June 8 at the close of business (1:00 p.m.) if submitted in person at the West River Eagle office on Main Street in Eagle Butte.

If submitted electronically, the deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 8, and must be submitted via email to or via the West River Eagle Facebook page.

About the contest entries:

Haiku poem:

A Haiku is a traditional Japanese form of poetry consisting of three lines. Line one has three syllables, line two has seven syllables and line three has five syllables.  A formal haiku is a mood poem with no similes or metaphors, but for our purposes the poem must only follow the lines and syllable restrictions.

Haiku submissions should express what makes your father or father figure someone to honor on father’s day.


An image speaks a thousand words, goes the old adage. The original image submitted can be artwork, graphic art, or a photograph that represents what makes your father or father figure someone to honor on father’s day.


Entries that combine the image and poem into one will have their own category. If we receive  five or more images that incorporate related haikus within the image, we will judge them as a third category. In case we do not receive enough entries, be sure to indicate which category you want the joint submission to be judged on, the image or the haiku.

A sample of a combined submission is pictured below.

Entries will be judged on originallity, ascetics, and content appeal by the WRE Staff.

Contact Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle at the WRE office for more information.