COBKA 2020 Haiku Contest Winners

Local

1st                                   

S. K. Montgomery           

Huddled close, happy

Warm for winter, together

Work all done, Bees sleep


2nd                                   

Connie Axelrod  

          

Pulsing quick dances

alerting the colony

they know what she means


3rd                                    

Georgene Siemsen           


no wind or weather    

caring anticipation

joy! eggs and honey!


Honorable Mention          

Naomi Price                    

 “Voiceless Flowers”


among greenery

quiet blossom safari

olfactory binds


Honorable Mention          

Sara Miller                        


Rain or snow, alive inside

Waiting for sunshine

Clustered up together tight


Honorable Mention      

Connie Axelrod               


She lands on flowers

Proboscis finds sweet nectar

Full she then flies home


International


1st                                    

Taylor Jo Kelly (UK)


her baskets laden

from a day spent foraging –

little honeybee


2nd                                   

Julie Kelsey (Maryland)  


meeting my friend’s hive

the curious buzz and dip...

honey bee hello                          


3rd                                    

Srinidhi Senthil                


The sting of the bee,

Sharp as the taste of honey

Dripping down my lips.


4th                             

Caroline Moal (France)    


Gathering nectar

Humming bees do not know that

I have a sweet tooth


Honorable Mention          

Meik Blottenberger (Pensylvania)


summer’s arrival

the weight of a honeybee

bending the flower


Honorable Mention          

Meik Blottenberger (Pensylvania)


days into autumn

my uncle the beekeeper

showing me the queen


Honorable mention          

David McMurray (Japan)


buzzing in the mist

near a pond without a name

first spring honeybee

COBKA 2020 Photo Contest Winners

FIRST PLACE

Sam Utley


SECOND PLACE

Connie Axelrod

“Swarm Cells”

THIRD PLACE

Connie Axelrod

“Swarm in Progress”

HONORABLE MENTION

Georgene Siemsen

“May I Share”

HONORABLE MENTION

Milan Raj Kumar


2020 Rules:

Photographs

  • 1       The entries must be original photographs created by the entrant.
  • 2       Each entry must be related to beekeeping, honey or honey bees.
  • 3       The entries should be saved in a high definition format.
  • 4       Photographs can not have watermarks.
  • 5       Each person is limited to two entries.
  • 6       Anyone involved in collecting or evaluating photographs is not allowed to  enter the contest.
  • 7       COBKA may use photograph entries on any COBKA media (with proper credit given to the photographer).
  • 8       Prizes will be:  1st $75, 2nd $25, 3rd annual membership to COBKA.
  • 9       Entries must be submitted to COBKA at cobkasocial@gmail.com by midnight Oct. 13.  Make sure you include your name and contact information in the email so we know who you are.
  • 10   Winners to be announced and recognized at the Oct. 27 COBKA meeting.

Haiku

  • 1       Haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.
  • 2      An entry must be original Haikus created by the entrant.
  • 3       Each entry must be related to beekeeping, honey or honey bees.
  • 4       Each person is limited to two entries.
  • 5       Anyone involved in collecting or evaluating Haiku entries is not allowed to enter the contest.
  • 6       COBKA may use haiku entries on any COBKA media (with proper credit given to the author).
  • 7       Prizes will be:  1st $75, 2nd $25, 3rd annual membership to COBKA
  • 8       Entries must be submitted to COBKA at cobkasocial@gmail.com by midnight Oct. 13.  Make sure you include your name and contact information in the email so we know who you are.
  • 9       Winners to be announced and recognized at the Oct. 27 COBKA meeting.

COBKA 2019 Photo Contest Winners

FIRST PLACE



SECOND PLACE



SECOND PLACE


2018 Photo Contest Winners

FIRST PLACE & PEOPLE'S CHOICE


SECOND PLACE


THIRD PLACE


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