Haiku and Poem Competition 2020

A competition to encourage young people to blossom as poets.

We are delighted that many young people were inspired to get writing for our competition, especially in the current difficult circumstances. The haiku and poems received were full of life and reflected close observation of nature in spring.

The haiku and poems have now been reviewed by our judges and the results are as follows:

 Primary School Category

 Maya Ilkiewicz – Year 1, Grove Park Primary School – Blossom Day

 Bella Fletcher – Year 6, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School – The Heralding of Spring

 Secondary School Category


 Skyla – Year 9, Chiswick School – Cherry Blossom

 Matheo – Year 11, Chiswick School – Spring


 Jovana – Year 7, Chiswick School – Poem About Spring

 Kate Lucas – Year 12, Harris Westminster Sixth Form – Blossom Trees

 Highly Commended

 Ruby – Year 7, Chiswick School – Smile

 Orson – Year 9, Chiswick School – Orson’s Spring Haiku

 Nathan – Year 8, Chiswick School – It’s Springtime

 Ruqia – Year 11, Chiswick School – Spring is moving with an eagerness in its heart


 The winning poems are displayed in our Poetry Gallery and we hope you too will enjoy reading them.  Prizewinners will each receive a book and a free ticket to join the Haiku and Poetry Writing Workshop at the Chiswick Book Festival in September.

 Lucy Chambers from Chiswick Book Festival helped us to develop the competition and to judge the entries.

Lucy comments:  I was very pleased to help judge the first Blossom Day W4 Haiku and Poem Competition. I loved reading the thoughtful and imaginative poems, especially enjoying some beautiful turns of phrase which brought images of spring and blossom to life. Well done to all the entrants.

 A big thank you to all our entrants and to Chiswick Book Festival for your support.