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Results of the Kids Count for Earthday Haiku Contest 2010

 

The 2010 Bath Japanese Festival UK was held in association with With Words (UK), Sketchbook Journal (USA), and Planetpals (Worldwide); all three partnered with the planet to bring the Kids Count For Earthday Haiku Contest.

We were pleased to have had the support of Akita International University, and International Haiku Spring Festival with Japanese festival director Hidenori Hiruta (Akita, Northern Honshu, Japan.

The contest was designed to combine the love of earth with the sheer simple fun of writing Japanese haiku in English!

We called this event the "Kids Count for Earthday" Earthday Haiku Contest 2010. Kids needed to count 5-7-5 to create their Earthday haiku and help all of us to learn how to keep the planet clean and healthy!

The contest was open to students 7-20 years of age.

 

The Winners!

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7-9 Age Group

1st Prize

a big green turtle
resting on the hot black sand
the blue ocean waves

Isabella Wikoff
Petaluma, California, USA

 

Highly Commended

Winter is frosty
Squirrels sleep in the warm tree
They sleep and they snore

Anh Nhat Nguyen
American International School
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

On the day ''earth day''
we help the environment
and turn off the lights.

Molly Francis Megan
Sai kung, New territories, Hong Kong

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10-12 Age Group

1st Prize



Earthday
a little student spells first time
the word recycling

Alisia Rusu
Elena Rare? School, Boto?ani, Romania

 

Highly Commended

Running in the snow,
Making a snowman with friends,
Until the day ends.

Ben Sekerel
Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

 

Winter is here now
Cold like a frozen snow balI
Sipping hot cocoa

Jeffrey Alo
Carver Elementary School
Stanton, California U.S.A.

 

spider on my board
crawling up a white mountain
can it reach the top?

Raheem Abdullah
Barrow Hill School, London U.K.

 

If you could hold Earth,
Like a bird’s delicate egg,
You would not drop it

Bella Griscom
Pine Point School, Stonington, Connecticut, USA

 

people fill the earth, step by step
together, we can change the world

Zoey Ramsay
USA

 

We come together
With our trash bags and supplies
And pick up our homes

Helen Wingate
Sacred Heart Academy in Winchester, Virginia, USA

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13-15 Age Group

1st Prize

Earthday
drawing just forget-me-not
on each poster

Otilia Camilar
Elena Rareş School, Botoşani, Romania

 

Highly Commended

The ocean is blue
The whales are calling for you
I respect their sound.

Matthew Feingold
Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

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16 -18 Age Group



1st Prize

Spring morning
the naughty cat back home
countless scratches

Furyou neko musuu no kizu oi asa gaeri

Miyamoto Maki
Akita Meitokukan High School
Akita-city, Akita, Japan

 

Highly Commended

Snowflakes landing on kites
Turning them to rainbow slop
Windy winters day.

Claire Wiebe
Adelaide, South Australia

 

stars hidden by clouds
tinged with copper-hued street light
glowing far below

Rebecca Rehberger
Luther Preparatory School
Watertown, Wisconsin, USA

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19 - 20 Age Group

1st Prize

The owner off
fireflies glowing on
the paddy field

Hotaru mau aruji no sarishi ta no ue de

Yamahata Nanoha
Akita Meitokukan High School
Akita-city, Akita, Japan

 

Highly Commended

Verdure
trembling in the cool
over the sunshade

Kigi no ao yureru suzushisa higasa goshi

Takahashi Natsumi
Akita Meitokukan High School
Akita-city, Akita, Japan

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Judges Commentary

 

An excellent turn out of haiku!

Our main criteria was good writing which captured the haiku spirit. Not all the entries were necessarily 5-7-5, and as this was only a guideline, you will find the occasional exception.

A big thank you to all who entered, we enjoyed over 250 entries from various countries.

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