Winners: RobinAge Bright Sparks Awards 2018-19

The fifth edition of the RobinAge Bright Sparks Awards received an amazing response, with a record 5,000 entries pouring in from over 400 schools from 150 cities. Our art and story-writing judges had a tough time picking winners, because a lot of the work was exceptional. However, we also received many amazing stories that had overshot the word count.

The RobinAge Bright Sparks Awards programme is all about enhancing your skills and cultivating them further. We don't give you specific topics to enable you to express your thoughts on any subject you feel drawn towards. We do, however, ask you to limit your word count, to teach you to express yourself in as few words as possible. Sadly, some of the best entries had to be disqualified as they didn't match the rules for word count.

This year, we also received quite a few overseas entries. We'd especially like to thank Our Own English High School in Dubai and Sharjah and GEMS Our Own English High School, Dubai for participating. As we open up entries for RBSA 2019-20, 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, poet Santhini Govindhan 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 2018-19.

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 2019.

POETRY: JUDGED BY SANTHINI GOVINDAN

Group A:
Class 1 & 2
 

Aditi Kathuria

1st Prize
The Sea

Class 2, Euro School, Airoli, Navi Mumbai

 

Vedant Pillai

2nd Prize
Little Butterfly

Class 1, Euro School, Airoli, New Mumbai

 

Ananya SK

3rd Prize
The Little Dog

Class 2, National Public School, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru

Group B:
Class 3 to 5
 

Taher Radhanpurwala

1st Prize
Writer in the Stars

Class 3, Universal School, Tardeo, Mumbai

 

Mahisa Mithani

2nd Prize
Conversation with the City

Class 5, Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, Mumbai

 

Ananya Bhattacharya

3rd Prize
Am I Big or Am I Small?

Class 4, St Gabriel's Hr Sec School, Ranjhi, Jabalpur

Group C:
Class 6 to 8
 

Adhya Bhatnagar

1st Prize
A Walk on the Beach

Class 8, Homeschooling, Mumbai

 

Arshia Vora

2nd Prize
I Wish

Class 8, Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, Mumbai

 

Athiraa Chattopadhyay

3rd Prize
Is War the Only Way?

Class 6, Vibgyor High School, Mumbai

Group D:
Class 9 & 10
 

Ashrita Damera

1st Prize
Little Did I Know Grandma

Class 10, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School, Hyderabad

 

Niyati Minal Sanjay Gosar

2nd Prize
FE+MALE

Class 10, GES English Medium School, Mumbai

 

Yashfeen Fatima

3rd Prize
My Wishes

Class 9, Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School, Bhopal

ART: JUDGED BY ARZAN KHAMBATTA

Group A:
Class 1 & 2
 

Aarav Doshi

1st Prize
The World Says No to War

Class 2, Bright Start Fellowship International School, Mumbai

 

Dylaan Solanki

2nd Prize
Save Trees

Class 1, Fazlani L'Academie Globale, Mumbai

 

Thiyakshwa Sureshkumar

3rd Prize
Cityscapes

Class 2, Jawahar Vidyalaya Senior Secondary School, Chennai

Group B:
Class 3 to 5
 

Joe Arya R

1st Prize
Save My Environment

Class 4, Presidency School, Bengaluru

 

Kole Shripad

2nd Prize
Coffee Painting

Class 5, Podar International School, Sangli

 

Alaia Ovez Surti

3rd Prize
Fish

Class 3, Fazlani L'Academie Globale, Mumbai

Group C:
Class 6 to 8
 

Nivir Jain

1st Prize
Crystal Night

Class 8, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jaipur

 

Deepak Patel

2nd Prize
Child Labour

Class 7, Delhi Public School, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

 

Aayush Rajan

3rd Prize
Child Labour

Class 7, Delhi Public School, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

Group D:
Class 9 and 10
 

Yutika Damani,

1st Prize
Nature at its Best: Owl

Class 9, Divine Child High School, Mumbai

 

Harsh Gupta

2nd Prize
Reset

Class 10, HKH Public School, Ajmer

 

Meghna Unnikrishnan

3rd Prize
The Little Angel

Class 9, The Schram Academy, Chennai

NEWS REPORT and STORIES: JUDGED BY CHERRY DIVECHA-SHETHIA

Group A:
Class 1 & 2
 

Vihaan Pawar

1st Prize
The Rabbit's Wish

Class 2, Orion ICSE School, Mumbai

 

Ananya SK

2nd Prize
The Haunted Glass Slippers

Class 2, National Public School, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru

 

Gurmehar Kaur Malhotra

3rd Prize
The Farmer, His Wife, Sophia and Floppy

Class 2, Learning Paths School, Mohali

Group B:
Class 3 to 5
 

Sharbani Udia

1st Prize
Nia and the Giants

Class 4, Pathways School, Gurugram

 

Karthik Baskar

2nd Prize
A Friendly Alien

Class 3, Bombay Scottish School, Powai, Mumbai

 

Ria Chawla

3rd Prize
The Very Expensive Coconut

Class 5, Lilavatibai Podar High School, Mumbai

Group C:
Class 6 to 8
 

Anam Fathima

1st Prize
The Door

Class 6, Al Qamar Academy, Chennai

 

Gaurika Mehrotra

2nd Prize
The Reflection

Class 7, Sishu Griha Montessori and High School, Bengaluru

 

Arnesh Bhowmik

3rd Prize
Friends, the Most Important Asset of Our Lives

Class 6, Primus Public School, Bengaluru

Group D:
Class 9 to 10
 

Sanjuda S

1st Prize
Feathers Stretched Out 

Class 9, RD International School, Erode

 

Harsh Sapra

2nd Prize
The Effect of Love

Class 9, Learning Paths School, Mohali

 

Harshita Goyal

3rd Prize
Phew, Just a Nightmare

Class 9, Learning Paths School, Mohali

WINNING SCHOOLS

 

Isha Samskriti School, Coimbatore

1st Prize
 

Euro School, Airoli, Navi Mumbai

2nd Prize
 

Learning Paths School, Mohali

3rd Prize

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