Children's Poetry Competition 2020

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Children's Poetry Competition. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered. We were overwhelmed by the incredible range and quality of the poetry. The future of poetry is in very safe hands. 

Winners and Highly Commended:


Reception – Year 3

Winner: Gillies Macgregor

Highly Commended: Arthur Walker-Haworth & Quinlan Murphy


Year 4 – Year 6

Winner: Joseph Taylor

Highly Commended: Miranda Zarattini & Ria Burton


Year 7 – Year 9

Winner: Naima Nur Ahmed

Highly Commended: Aphra Fearon-Low & Madeleine Turner


Year 10 – Year 13

Winner: Elsie Hayward

Highly Commended: Alice Lambert & Jude Leese


Winning School:

Mulberry Academy Shoreditch

Highly Commended Schools: Adeyfield Academy & Ethelbert Road Primary School


Addien Murray

Aisling Wood

Alexandra McCaffery

Ali Nazef

Ameerah Ali

Amelia Parker

Amrita May-Singh

Aniya Kapoor

Antonella Diozon

Avani Godber

Ayla Dunne

Ayla Madgwick

Benjamin Keene

Betty Compton

Caitlin James

Cameron Hicks

Claire Dodd

Clarissa Lovatt-Young

Claudia Foster

Daisy Thorne

Eijazul Haque

Eva Sophie Wyld

Ezinne Bako-Johnson

Farhana Hossain

George Crossley

Hannah Wallace

Harry Dyson

Harry Ludlam

Hayley Lawrence

Helena Ptasinska

Ishaan Godber

Isobel Brindle-Dunkley

Ivy Wilson

Jack Morris

Jacob McKenna

Jake Knowles

Jessica Fish

Joshua Walker

Kaelan Bruton

Layla Brown

Leo Harrison

Lewis Childs

Lucas Faram

Lucas Salinas Piñeiro

Lucy Mellor

Lucy Vickers

Lyla Harrison

Mabel Windram

Maisie Wells

Mariam Razouk

Marianne Buglass

Marsha Young

Mathilda McKenzie

Milly Hall

Mimi Masic

Monty Dunford Wood

Muna White

Nate Wilson

Nikita Unni

Odysseus Argyrokastritis

Ollie Roberts-Evans

Owen Cope

Pearl Stanish

Pippa Spiers

Poppy Lewis

Rafael Carvalho Fowler

Raya Ghosh-Roy

Rio Yukita

Robert Vinyard

Rosa Harris

Rosalind Selby

Rosie Evans

Sam Johns

Sammy Gillespie

Samson Ghasemi

Samuel Korenberg

Sandy Foster

Sarah Azher

Sebastian Boyd-Herberg

Tayyibah Latif

Thomas Hunt

Toby Barnett-Jones

William Adekunbi

William Forbes

William Gent

Yasmine Byramji

Zoë Moore

Order the 2020 anthology

All 100 shortlisted poems are published in our 2020 children's anthology. You can order your copy here: