Example of a winning haiku: Everybody equal, Powerful diversity, Making dreams comes true. By Ellie, aged 8.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Get Set Haiku Challenge by composing a haiku inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

We had over 300 entries into the competition and were overwhelmed by the amazing creativity and thought that had gone into every entry, so congratulations to everyone who took part!

Our top 18 poems were selected by our Get Set judging panel. The panel looked at every entries' interpretation of the theme, its form and use of language and imagery to help with the very difficult job of narrowing down the entries to pick their favourites. These top designs were then sent to members of the ParalympicsGB and Team GB team for the (even harder) job of picking our overall winners.

Our shortlist and overall winners are:

Rowan, age 7, Calstock School

Ellie, age 8, Flash Ley Primary (overall winner)

Stella, age 8, Coldfall Primary

Adrian, age 9, Flash Ley Primary

Emilia, age 9, Scargill C of E

Liam, age 9, William Harding School

Oliver, age 10, Guston Church of England Primary School (overall winner)

Jack, age 10, St Saviour CE Primary School

Lilah, age 10, Fourlanesend CP School

Giorgia, age 10, Fourlanesend CP School

Kevin, age 10, William Harding School

Krish, age 10, Kensington Primary School

Iian, age 10, Kensington Primary School

Marc, age 10, St Peter's Primary

Struan, age 12, Sandbank Primary School

Sienna, age 12, Bournemouth School for Girls

Cecilia, age 12, Bournemouth School for Girls (overall winner)

Joshua, age 13


Congratulations to all our shortlisted entries and especially to our overview winners, Ellie, Oliver and Cecilia! Your exclusive signed Team GB or ParalympicsGB kit, alongside your shortlisted prize of Get Set writing kits and personalised haiku posters are on their way.

You can read all our shortlisted poems by downloading our Haiku Challenge winners' booklet below. We hope you enjoy the poems as much as we did!

Thanks and well done again to all our shortlist and everyone who entered. Download your entry certificates as a thank you from our team for taking part and, if you missed out on the fun this time, don't forget to keep an eye on the Get Set site for all the latest resources and opportunities!

 

Reveal all shortlisted poems