National Grammar Day is just around the corner — it falls on Monday, March 4th (march forth, get it?). Among the festivities is the annual Grammar Haiku Contest, overseen by editor Mark Allen. In the contest, verbivores vie for glory by submitting grammar- or usage-based haikus on Twitter. This year, I've been asked to be a judge.

I'm honored to join the panel of esteemed judges, who include:

Larry Kunz was the winner of last year's contest. His winning entry was:

Being a dangler,
Jane knew it would have to come
out of the sentence

(You can see all of the runners-up here.)

Want to take part in this year's competition? Tweet your haiku by 10 p.m. EST Saturday, March 2nd, using the hashtag #GrammarDay. Mark Allen's announcement provides further details. Winners will be announced on the morning of National Grammar Day, Monday, March 4th. In the meantime, you can follow the action on Twitter or via the Storify that Mark has set up to track all submitted haikus.

Make your haiku sing
With the glory of grammar.
Peeving optional.

Update, Mar. 4: Congratulations to Arika Okrent, who won the contest with the following haiku:

I am an error
And I will reveal myself
After you press send

Check out the worthy runners-up on Mark Allen's blog.