MATRIX, the NI Science Industry Panel, is teaming up with the John Hewitt Society to bring you a night of talks and science themed poetry, culminating in a world record attempt for the most haiku tweeted at a single event! The MATRIX science poetry competition is now in its third year but this is its first appearance at the Science Festival. The theme for 2017 is Haiku, the 17 syllable Japanese form which lends itself beautifully to Twitter, where it becomes a Twaiku.
We want to make the competition as open as possible, so just follow @MATRIX_NI on Twitter, tweet your haiku, add the hashtag #MatrixHaiku and you are in with a chance to win £250. The closing date for this prize is the 17th February. But if you come along to the event there’s the chance to win another £250 for the best haiku tweeted on the night, plus you will be helping us in our attempt to set a record for the most haikus tweeted at a single event.