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!