A school box - creative writing contest winnersFinally, got my heart's desire fulfilled to see a good number of entries for at least one of my conceptualized contests. We received 22 entries for the creative story writing contest on a school box. Yippee!!
I and a team of non-participating editors nominated the best stories and from them selected the following winners-
The first prize of Rs.125/- goes to:
Hakimuddin Kuwakhedawala for his story Story of an aluminium school box ~ "I became dirty and he had no time to wash me and had no time for me. But whenever I saw him enjoying with his bag I became happy that my friend was enjoying" - a hidden thought-provoking message for all of us.
Padmini for her story The question box- My favourite school box
~ A well-written story, bringing out the typical curiosity of a young student wanting to know something that cannot quite be asked directly, with a unique box at the core.
The second prize of Rs.100/- (it was decided to give two though only one was announced) goes to:
Srimathi for her story Second child's first school geometry box
~ The hand-me downs from an older to a younger sibling rankles; a scenario that plays out in many homes, etched out beautifully in this story, though, with one of the best links given.
Aditya Mohan for his story The mysterious First Aid box in school
~ Friends animatedly discussing the box, wild imaginations, a quarrel, the teacher stepping in...did bring a smile to your face, didn't it?!
We quite enjoyed reading those wonderfully creative works and congratulate all the winners. The entry of Monika Kushwaha on the Barbie school box has been selected for the max. cc of Rs.25/- as announced.