Heartiest Congratulations to all the winners and a huge round of applause for all our young participants who took the time to write and share their stories. The much-awaited results are here as we have our top 31 stories that will now be featured in an anthology. The judges definitely had a tough task on hand as the marking was quite close.

Our Top 8 cash awardees are: Sanskriti Rao; Pritha Doegar; Shivangi Sharma; Aanika Gajendragad; Ananya Thakur; Charu Sharma; Baani Simar Kaur; and Vasundhara Joshi.

The next step will be editing of these stories as well as another surprise for you all! A message to all our participants is also shared through an Email. We also appreciate and acknowledge our associates — Information & Public Relations Department, Himachal Pradesh; SJVN Foundation; Department of Language Art & Culture, Himachal Pradesh; Media Partner Himachal Tonite; and all the anonymous donors who believe in us and support us unconditionally.

Gunjan Batra, Storyteller & Journalist; New Delhi said, “Being on the Jury was an amazing experience as one got to delve into the way children think today. Their creative ideas, the command over the language, and the twists and turns their stories took kept me hooked. It’s great to know there is a whole generation of budding writers out there whose imagination is unfettered and raring to go!”

Astha Chadha, Storyteller & Media Professional; Gurgaon shared, “It was a wonderful experience for me to be a part of the Jury. I am amazed to see the creativity and imagination of our budding writers at such young age. Clear thoughts, command on language, expressive flow of words, everything was commendable. I am sure the future of Indian writing is in great hands. Wishing all of them a bright future!”

31 Winners

Sno Name School City Class Age Story Title
1 Sanskriti Rao Sharada Mandir School Goa 10 15 The Ways Of A Feline
2 Shivangi Sharma Auckland House School Shimla 9 14 Spirit of the Heart
3 Aanika Gajendragad Homeschool Bangalore 10 15 The Rose
4 Aarya Sharma Loreto Convent Tara Hall Shimla 10 14 Wild
5 Atharv Vats Modern School Sonipat 8 13 Flare (A Friend)
6 Lavanya Muni Auckland House School Shimla 6 11 Vartika and the Four Gems
7 Pritha Doegar Auckland House School Shimla 8 14 IT Seeks Revenge!
8 Devina Bedi Kunskapsskolan School Gurugram 6 11 A Winter in Manali
9 Yashita Verma Loreto Convent Tara Hall Shimla 10 15 The Train On Station 10
10 Vasundhara Joshi Loreto Convent Tara Hall Shimla 10 15 The Stranger
11 Baani Simar Kaur Auckland House School Shimla 11 17 Into the Oblivion
12 Asmi Bhardwaj The HDFC School Gurugram 7 11 Road Trip
13 Rudra Chauhan Arunaya Shine Institute Chandigarh 11 15 Devdar ka Ped
14 Charu Sharma Alpine Public School Nalagarh 10 14 BISHU
15 Ayesha Az Zahra Cambridge school NFC New Delhi 5 10 The Two Brave Little Mice And The Big Bad Cat
16 Annam Tarique Cambridge School NFC New Delhi 5 10 Bob Who Made His Way
17 Shuban Dey Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Powai Mumbai 7 11 Auro and his Friends Rescues the World
18 Sarthak Jain Delhi Public School Greater Noida 9 13 When Ravana Kidnapped Sita
19 Ananya Thakur Loreto Convent Tara Hall Shimla 7 12 The Magical Garden
20 Aaron Rai St Edwards School Shimla 8 12 The Secret Door To The Other World
21 Jahnvi Sharma Shri Ram Universal School Hyderabad 6 10 The Wizard’s Magical Cloak
22 Kiaan Amrik Thakur Dayanand Public School Shimla 7 12 The Future A Better Place
23 Anvesha Pathania Mount Carmel School Kangra 10 14 Life of A Little Girl
24 Aarzu Kumra Auckland House School Shimla 8 14 The Voice
25 Veda Bragta Loreto Convent Tara Hall Shimla 5 10 The Fake Time Machine
26 Paavani Dubey Emerald Heights International School Indore 7 12 A Special Guest
27 Kritika Changra Alpine Public School Nalagarh 9 13 Aashaa ki Aashayen
28 Vaishnavi Thakur Eicher School Parwanoo Kalka 8 12 A Dream Come True
29 Sirisha Chauhan Convent of Jesus & Mary Shimla 12 15 Twin flames: The infamous murder
30 Kiratnoor V.R Sr Sec Public School Baddi 10 14 Amaanat
31 Agrita Alpine Public School Nalagarh 6 10 Princess Aurora and Diamond Crown
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