Winners: RobinAge Bright Sparks Awards 2014-15

When we launched the RobinAge Bright Sparks Awards in November 2014, we weren't quite expecting to receive as many entries as we did and that too from across the country. In a way, our own reach took us by surprise!

We started segregating the entries from day one, organising them by age and quality. Over three months, our favourites changed almost every week and the RobinAge office would light up with roars of cheer each time we came across a superb entry.

But as we sailed into the last fortnight of the contest, nothing could have prepared us for the number of entries pouring in through post, e-mail and our website, www.robinage.com In the last week alone, we got bulk entries from over 20 schools! Our work was surely cut out for us!

As we scanned through poems, stories and artworks by the dozen, we decided we needed to include category in next year's awards the Best School Award not for the of entries that but for the of entries received.

Seeing just how many amazing entries we got, we decided to add one new category this year itself the Readers Choice Award nine awards, one for each category and age group, not including the winning entries as selected by the judges.

By the end of the first week of March, we had sent the entries to the three judges Arzan Khambatta, Santhini Govindan and Natasha Sharma, who were nothing short of stunned by the calibre of talent. In fact, when we spoke to Khambatta, he said he had never had such a tough time judging an art contest. The work he received was exceptional!

Though there are only 27 winners as selected by the judges, we would like to congratulate each and every participant and thank you for setting the standards so high for the RobinAge Bright Sparks Awards. All the winners will be felicitated with a plaque and certificate. These will reach your school after the summer holidays, in June 2015, when the new academic term begins. And the winners are...

POETRY: JUDGED BY SANTHINI GOVINDAN

Group A:
Class 1 & 2
 

Harshaman Shah

1st Prize
Simply One

Class 2, B D Somani International School, Mumbai

 

Ayaan Kapadia

2nd Prize
Discovery of Tea By Chanc

Class 1, JBCN International School, Mumbai

 

Shania Sarup

3rd Prize
My Mother Taught Me

Class 2, Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai

Group B:
Class 3 to 5
 

Sia Sehgal

1st Prize
Life of a Tiger

Class 4, D Y Patil International School, Mumbai

 

Shejuti Sengupta

2nd Prize
Naughty Nutty's Cleansing Spree

Class 5, J B Petit High School for Girls, Mumbai

 

Myra Sharma

3rd Prize
The Taste of Poetry

Class 4, Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai

Group C:
Class 6 to 8
 

Ragini R

1st Prize
The Forest Fire

Class 6, The Brigade School, J P Nagar, Bengaluru

 

Divya Damani

2nd Prize
What if Gods Went Hi-Tech

Class 7, Divine Child High School, Mumbai

 

D Kanaka Harshita

3rd Prize
What's A Year?

Class 7, New Horizon Scholars School, Navi Mumbai

ART: JUDGED BY ARZAN KHAMBATTA

Group A:
Class 1 & 2
 

Smera Balan

1st Prize
Shoot Me But With Love

Class 2, RBK International Academy, Mumbai

 

Rayaan Patel

2nd Prize
Fire Dragon

Class 2, Bombay International School, Mumbai

 

Ajab Bhanpurwala

3rd Prize
Stop Global Warming

Class 2, Bai B S Bengallee Girls High School, Mumbai

Group B:
Class 3 to 5
 

Saisha Arora

1st Prize
Flock of Birds

Class 3, The Brigade School, J P Nagar, Bengaluru

 

Dhruv Shah

2nd Prize
Dog

Class 5, Campion School, Mumbai

 

Fizra Mansoori

3rd Prize
Parrot

Class 5, Bai B S Bengallee Girls High School, Mumbai

Group C:
Class 6 to 8
 

Ishan Desai

1st Prize
Tribal Stare

Class 8, Yashodham High School, Mumbai

 

Aaisha Shaikh

2nd Prize
Harmony

Class 8, Royal's H A Girls High School, Mumbai

 

Jyoti Rathod

3rd Prize
Reflection

Class 8, Gurukula Public School, Kundapura, Karnataka

STORY WRITING: JUDGED BY NATASHA SHARMA

Group A:
Class 1 & 2
 

Keshav Mohta

1st Prize
Visit to the Moon with My Balloon

Class 2, Vibgyor High School, Mumbai

 

Saanvi Mehta

2nd Prize
Oktapodi

Class 2, Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai

 

Gangireddy Siva Pranavabharathi

3rd Prize
Animal Sounds

Class 3, Hillside School, Hyderabad

Group B:
Class 3 to 5
 

Aashna Trivedi

1st Prize
The Master Mind

Class 4, D Y Patil International School, Mumbai

 

Shriya Vishwanath

2nd Prize
Mountain Moved

Class 3, The Brigade School, Malleswaram, Bengaluru

 

Kshemaahna Nagi

3rd Prize
The Soul Changer - Formula 816

Class 3, Modern High School For Girls, Kolkata

Group C:
Class 6 to 8
 

Nidhi J Nair

1st Prize
Oaks in the Wilderness

Class 8, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vaduthala, Kochi

 

Siddarth

2nd Prize
A Ghost Story

Class 8, D L F Public School, Ghaziabad

 

Sara Adurkar

3rd Prize
A 50-Word Story

Class 8, Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai