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2008 Origami Peace Tree Festival Romania

"Let's make the paper come to life"

The Organizers:
Liceul Teoretic "Miron Costin" Iasi
International Art Partnership "Peace Tree"

Co-Organizers:
A.D.I.S.E. NGO (Association for Social and Educational Development and Intervention)

The Host:
Liceul Teoretic "Miron Costin" Iasi

Dates:
3rd-9th of November, 2008

Location:
Liceul Teoretic "Miron Costin" Iasi

Contact Person:
Ms. Loredana Tara
E-mail: origamitara@yahoo.com


The results of the International Haiku Contest

"One Thousand Cranes", Romania 2008

93 participants, 32 countries from all the continents (except Antarctica): USA (15), Croatia (11), Romania (11), Brazil (5), Canada (5), Argentina (4), France (4), New Zealand (4), Australia (2), Belgium (2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2), Germany (2), Japan (2), Serbia (2), Spain (2), Sweden (2), Trinidad and Tobago (2), United Kingdom (2), Austria (1), Bulgaria (1), Finland (1), Hungary (1), India (1), Ireland (1), Italy (1), Kosovo Republic (1), Mexico (1), Nigeria (1), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Switzerland (1), Vietnam (1).


Mrs. Viorica DOBRE, Headmaster of The "Miron Costin" Highschool Iasi,
Mr. Aleksandr LEVASHOV, Founder of The "International Art Partnership",
and Mr. Eduard TARA, Member of The "Romanian Haiku Society"
announce the winning poems of the International Haiku Contest "One Thousand Cranes" Romania 2008 which were selected by the jury made up of the Founders of the Romanian Kukai Monthly Contest
Mr. Corneliu Traian ATANASIU (Jury President)
and Mrs. Magdalena DALE (Jury Member)

Theme: Origami

The First Prize Vasile MOLDOVAN
Bucharest, Romania
Listening to the flight
of a thousand white paper cranes...
a blind war veteran
The Second Prize Ferris GILLI
Marietta, USA
her first paper swan
a bit of milkweed floss caught
inside the wing's fold
The Third Prize Oana Aurora POSNAIES
Galati, Romania
old men gathering:
still folding and unfolding
origami cranes
Honourable Commendation Simona DOBRESCU-CRACIUN
Constanta, Romania
origami cranes
going away with the wind
a morning prayer

Theme: Miscellaneous

The First Prize Scott MASON
Chappaqua, USA
a long-fallen fir
shorn of needles and branches...
the glint of a star
The Second Prize Frans TERRYN
Kortrijk, Belgium
Blossoms everywhere.
For the first time outdoors
with a white cane.
The Third Prize Bruce ROSS
Bangor, USA
mid-autumn stillness
a lonely young crow's wing tips
reddened with the light
Honourable Commendation Vasile MOLDOVAN
Bucharest, Romania
Rowing on the Black Sea
before my eyes and behind me
the shine of Milky Way
Honourable Commendation Boris NAZANSKY
Zagreb, Croatia
morning on the pond
a cloud and watser lily
touching each other

Origami Peace Tree Prize

The Organizing Committee of the Contest made up of
Mrs. Viorica DOBRE, Headmaster of The "Miron Costin" Highschool Iasi,
Mr. Aleksandr LEVASHOV, Founder of The "International Art Partnership",
and Mr. Eduard TARA, Member of The "Romanian Haiku Society"
decided to select three poems for the special prizes.

Origami Peace Tree Prize William J. HIGGINSON
Summit, USA
origami frog:
what old pond is he hoping
to find in the dusk?
Origami Peace Tree Prize Rosa CLEMENT
Manaus, Brazil
recycled paper
the origami heron
becoming a swan
Origami Peace Tree Prize Jim KACIAN
Winchester, USA
the rainy season--
a paper dragonfly
slowly unfolds

We love Peace! We love Origami!