Winners: RobinAge Bright Sparks Awards 2017-18

The fourth edition of the RobinAge Bright Sparks Awards received an amazing response, with a record number of entries pouring in from over 100 cities. As usual, our judges had a tough time picking winners, especially in the poetry category in Groups C and D. However, at the same time, we received many poems and news reports that were plagiarised—these were picked up directly from books and the internet and had to be disqualified.

The RobinAge Bright Sparks Awards programme is not about winning or losing; it is about enhancing your skills and cultivating them further. Through these awards, RobinAge hopes to create a generation of evolving, conscious young citizens who are creative and mature and carry a fine head on their shoulders. As we open up entries for RBSA 2018-19, we hope you will participate in the right spirit and help us mentor you to make the next generation principled, honest and bright.

Our judges this year were artist Arzan Khambatta, writer and poet Santhini Govindan and RobinAge editor Cherry Divecha-Shethia.

Like last year, this time too, we selected three best schools, based on both the quality (original entries only) and quantity of entries that came in. We proudly present all the winners of the RobinAge Bright Sparks Awards 2017-18.

 

Here are the winners. Winners' parents can send their contact details and mailing address to contests@robinage.com

Prizes will be dispatched directly to winners' school once they reopen after June 2018.

POETRY: JUDGED BY SANTHINI GOVINDAN

Group A:
Class 1 & 2
 

Ojasvi Shah

1st Prize
The World of Books

Class 2, The Samhita Academy, Bengaluru

 

Naavya Agarwal,

2nd Prize
The North Star

Class 2, D Y Patil International School, Mumbai

 

Hamza Mohamed

3rd Prize
Oh Aeroplane

Al Qamar International School, Chennai

Group B:
Class 3 to 5
 

Mahisa Mithani

1st Prize
Conversation With the City

Class 5, Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, Mumbai

 

Harsha Pareek

2nd Prize
A Day I Never Want

Class 5, Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, Mumbai

 

Aliya Shetty Oza

3rd Prize
The Wonders of 50

Class 4, École Mondiale World School, Mumbai

Group C:
Class 6 to 8
 

Sharika Kaul

1st Prize
The Exodus of 1989

Class 8, Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, Mumbai

 

Mimansa Mukherjee

2nd Prize
Through a Dog's Eyes

Class 7, Delhi Public School, Rourkela, Odisha

 

Vesna Aaliyah Pereira

3rd Prize
My Cat

Class 7, Manovikas English Medium School, Goa

Group D:
Class 9 & 10
 

Prachi Bhupesh Gupta

1st Prize
Why Child Labour

Class 9, Holy Mary Convent High School, Bhiwandi, Thane

 

Anushka Gupta

2nd Prize
Football Fever

Class 9, Ryan International School, Goregaon, Mumbai

 

Khushi Shinde

3rd Prize
Pure or Not?

Class 10, Chitrakoota School, Nagadevanahalli, Bengaluru

NOTE:Govindan says, "The entries in this category (Group D) were of an extremely high standard. Perceptively and creatively written, touching on many subjects. These poems were all a pleasure to read!"

ART: JUDGED BY ARZAN KHAMBATTA

Group A:
Class 1 & 2
 

J S Anshika

1st Prize
My Favourite Holiday Destination

Class 2, Bethany High School, Bengaluru

 

Manavi Goyal

2nd Prize
Indian Farm

Class 2, Sunbeam School Indira Nagar, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

 

John P Anson

3rd Prize
Rainy Season

Class 2, Toc H Public School, Kochi, Kerala

Group B:
Class 3 to 5
 

Viyaan Bijlani

1st Prize
The Owl

Class 4, D Y Patil International School, Mumbai

 

Ebrahim Habib

2nd Prize
The Christmas Tree

Class 5, Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, Mumbai

 

Kashvi Jamuar

3rd Prize
Serenity

Class 5, Vibgyor High School, Mumbai

Group C:
Class 6 to 8
 

Elishma Talkar

1st Prize
The Owl

Gloria Convent High School, Byculla, Mumbai

 

Sanika Parab

2nd Prize
The Wolf

Class 7, Dr S Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya, Mumbai

 

Prisha Gala

3rd Prize
The Dancer

Class 6, Fazlani L'Academie Globale, Mumbai

Group D:
Class 9 & 10
 

Gurdev Singh

1st Prize
The Taxi

Class 9, Delhi Public School, Dhuri, Punjab

 

Pragya Gupta

2nd Prize
The Flowers

Class 9, National Public School, Koramangala, Bengaluru

 

Prerna Bhavsar

3rd Prize
Crying Woman

Class 9, Bai B S Bengallee Girl's High School, Mumbai

NEWS REPORT and STORIES: JUDGED BY CHERRY DIVECHA-SHETHIA

Group A:
Class 1 & 2
 

Owee Newasekar

1st Prize
The Sky and Tina

Class 2, Oakridge International School, Einstein Campus, Hyderabad

 

Chaitanya Garg

2nd Prize
Lotus, Sunflower and Cold Water

Class 2, La Foundation School, Sangrur

 

Dhruv Singh

3rd Prize
Mission to find Raja

Class 1, Vibgyor High School, Hormavu, Bengaluru

Group B:
Class 3 to 5
 

Viddhi Naheta

1st Prize
Night Driveway

Class 3, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai

 

Aliya Shetty Oza

Shared 1st Prize
Tortoise Diaries

Class 4, École Mondiale World School, Mumbai

 

Aarav Mehta

2nd Prize
An Encounter with Snowmen

Class 5, D Y Patil International School, Worli, Mumbai

Group C:
Class 6 to 8
 

Anant Kerur

1st Prize
Dave In The Open

Class 7, Manovikas English Medium School, Goa

 

Kashish Shah

2nd Prize
Feeling Pretty Unpretty

Class 8, Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, Mumbai

 

Advaith Neelacantan

3rd Prize
Thimappa's Tale

Class 6, Delhi Public School, Bengaluru

Group D:
Class 9 to 10
 

Niharika Palep

1st Prize
 

Zahabiya Mukadam

2nd Prize
When the White Notes Turn Black

Class 9, Fazlani L'Academie Globale, Mumbai

 

Skanda H Yadakeri

3rd Prize
The Dark Night's Last Stand

Class 10, St Mary's International School, Chikmagalur, Karnataka

WINNING SCHOOLS

 

Podar International School, Sangli

1st Prize
 

Manovikas English Medium School, Goa

2nd Prize
 

Delhi Public School, Dhuri, Punjab

3rd Prize

Congratulations to all the participants and winners for a job well done!