2020 is probably slated to go down as one of the most difficult years that we will see in our lifetime. However, as the wise people say – every cloud has a silver lining! While the pandemic made us all sit at home, and put lives as we knew them on hold, we all discovered new passions, and reflected on how we are living our lives. While we have seen and imbibed changes, we were quite impressed by how the children bounced off their resilience and positivity through their creative entries in this year’s competition!
We have received 1500+ entries from all over the country, and some from abroad - we are quite excited, and our jury is rubbing their hands in glee with just the previews of some random entries! They look quite promising and we can't wait to read them all!
We do apologise for keeping you waiting for the results, we did have a very tough time reviewing the entries and finalizing the winners this year as well, apart from some unforeseen challenges that we faced during the journey.
We are grateful to all of you for ensuring the success of the KidEngage Writing Competition 2020, by participating so enthusiastically and giving us a peek into such a beautiful world of poems and stories. Thank you all for joining the contest and patiently waiting for the announcement.
The judges thoroughly enjoyed reading all your stories, and with such an amazing selection, you made their job of choosing just a handful of winners very difficult.
You should be proud. We’re very proud of you.
Before we announce the winners, we want to say an enormous THANK YOU to the terrific judges who have worked tirelessly over the past two months to review and provide feedback on all the 2000+ entries.
Ready to hear the winners?
Here we go.
The category that attracts the most number of entries remained on top this year too! And were we bowled over the imagination of such little boys and girls! They might be young, but their imagination knows no bounds.
|1st Prize||A Real Race||Zoha Haseeb||9 years||Sedjwick Elementary school||Cupertino, USA|
|2nd Prize||The Boat Race||R. Nappinnai||9 years||National Public School||Gopalapuram, Chennai|
|2nd Prize||The Wrong Way||Tamaara Nambiar||9 years||Aga Khan Academy||Hyderabad|
|3rd Prize||The Littered Lake||Tanay Madisetty||8 years||Sri Chaitanya Techno School||Chennai|
|3rd Prize||Super Agents of Change||Svasti Lamba||7 years||Queen Mary’s School, Northend,||New Delhi|
|3rd Prize||The Story of Kids, Angels and Parents||Aaradhya Chokhany||7 years||The Future Kid’s School,||Hyderabad|
- The Racism Race - Surabhi Ravishankar (9 years), Sri Kumaran’s Children’s Home, - Bengaluru
- The Sailing Competition - Dhrithi Chembarpu (7 years), Dev-In National School, Sahakara Nagar, - Bengaluru
- Kids’ Picnic Paradise - Vivaan Moda (7 years), Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi
- The Boat Race - Atharv Brahme (8 years), Sri Aurobindo International School, - Hyderabad
Right from stories that had flights of fantasy, to high quality detective and science fiction, to what seemed like the first part of the next bestseller series, we had them all, and how amazingly well-written!
|1st Prize||Lost, but Waiting to be Found||Rachana R A||15 years||Carmel School, Padmanabhanagar||Bengaluru|
|2nd Prize||The Moon Girl||Srikar Chitta||10 years||Birla Open Minds International School||Hyderabad|
|2nd Prize||Perfect||Purvaja Yennamaneni||12 years||International School of Hyderabad||Hyderabad|
|2nd Prize||A Decision||Harshitha Bhat P||16 years||Christ Junior College||Bengaluru|
|3rd Prize||Shadows||Sai Vanshika Gudipalli||15 years||The Future Kid’s School||Hyderabad|
|3rd Prize||The Comforting Sands||Anandini Sengupta||11 years||Modern High School for Girls||Hyderabad|
|3rd Prize||The Mahabharata of the 2000s||Amrit Krishnan||13 years||Sloka Waldorf School||Hyderabad|
- Death and Life - Ayan (10 years), Indus International School, - Hyderabad
- The Cat, The Boy and the Banyan Tree - Sai Vanshika Gudipalli (15 years), The Future Kid’s School, - Hyderabad
- The Occurrence at Darwain Heights - Shinjini Biswas (13 years), Delhi Public School, North - Kolkata
- The Daring Cousins - Maria Wills (11 years), Jevass CMI Central School, Aluva, - Ernakulam
- Murder Most Foul - Rishit Vij (11 years), Phoenix Greens School of Learning, - Hyderabad
- The Journey to Eternity - Manasvitha B (12 years), Chettinad Vidyashram, - Chennai
- The Cursed Village - Malavika Goutam (11 years), BISS Stavanger, Stavanger, - Norway
Our favorite section, and how lovely expressions of emotions, slice of life or a touch of humor! You must read them to believe us that they really are awesome!
|1st Prize||When the Cicadas Chirp||Purvaja Yennamaneni||12 years||International School of Hyderabad||Hyderabad|
|2nd Prize||Needlework||Shreya Sethi||16 years||Convent of Jesus and Mary||Ambala Cantt|
|2nd Prize||The Illusion||Tanvi Nagar||16 years||Delhi Public School||Gurgaon|
|3rd Prize||Nature’s Beauty||Nirvani Sharma||10 years||Salwan Public School||New Delhi|
|3rd Prize||Unclipped Wings||Manraj Singh||13 years||Mayo College School||Ajmer|
- On a Moonlit Night - Shrestha Sharma (11 years), The Orbis School, Pune
- Nature - Hansika (12 years), VPM IAM International School, Navi Mumbai
- Sunny Day - Eva (13 years), St. Mary’s School, Pune
- Home - Arya Dharod (14 years), Indus International School, Hyderabad
- What Really Matters - Ayan (10 years), Indus International School, Hyderabad
- Colours - Soumya Garg (15 years), Phoenix Greens School of Learning, Hyderabad
- In My World - K.Akshara (12 years), Sri Aurobindo International School, Hyderabad
- Perfect - Arushi Gupta (14 years), Manthan International School, Hyderabad
- Going Back in Time - Viaan Padliya (7 years), The Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai
- Fear - Marcela Juanita Fernandez (15 years), Manthan School, Hyderabad
Judges’ Feedback & Certificate of Participation
We believe that rather than trying to get everyone to like our stories, we must get as much feedback about how to improve as we can. Hence, as we promised, we have feedback from our judges for every participant. However, please allow us a 2 days’ time to get these into your inboxes.