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Monday 29 June 2020

16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020 – Winners

16th World Children’s Haiku Contest 2019-2020 – Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 16th World Children's Haiku Contest 2020. The Japan Society would like to thank everyone for their support of this year’s contest and for their patience in waiting for the results.

Entrants were asked to compose their own Haiku on the theme of Sports and submit it with an accompanying illustration or artwork for a chance to win a Canon digital camera. This year’s theme allowed to students to share their passions through haiku and featured a surprisingly diverse range of sports.

We were extremely pleased to see interest from teachers and pupils across the UK and a record number of individual entries.

As always, selecting the winners was a difficult task and the judges from the Embassy of Japan, Japan Airlines, the Japan Society, and Haiku Poet Paul Conneally were very impressed with the creativity and attention to detail in the entries.

See here for all the winners and runners-up!