Winners: RobinAge Bright Sparks Awards 2018-19

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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
1st Prize: The Sea by Aditi Kathuria, Class 2, Euro School, Airoli, Navi Mumbai
2nd Prize: Little Butterfly by Vedant Pillai, Class 1, Euro School, Airoli, New Mumbai
3rd Prize: 
The Little Dog by Ananya SK, Class 2, National Public School, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru

Group B: Class 3 to 5
1st Prize: Writer in the Stars by Taher Radhanpurwala, Class 3, Universal School, Tardeo, Mumbai
2nd Prize: 
Conversation with the City by Mahisa Mithani, Class 5, Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, Mumbai
3rd Prize: 
Am I Big or Am I Small? by Ananya Bhattacharya, Class 4, St Gabriel’s Hr Sec School, Ranjhi, Jabalpur

Group C: Class 6 to 8
1st Prize: A Walk on the Beach by Adhya Bhatnagar, Class 8, Homeschooling, Mumbai
2nd Prize: 
I Wish by Arshia Vora, Class 8, Bombay Scottish School, Mahim, Mumbai
3rd Prize: Is War the Only Way? by Athiraa Chattopadhyay, Class 6, Vibgyor High School, Mumbai

Group D: Class 9 and 10
1st Prize: Little Did I Know Grandma by Ashrita Damera, Class 10, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Public School, Hyderabad
2nd Prize: FE+MALE by Niyati Minal Sanjay Gosar, Class 10, GES English Medium School, Mumbai
3rd Prize: 
My Wishes by Yashfeen Fatima, Class 9, Carmel Convent Senior Secondary School, Bhopal


ART: JUDGED BY ARZAN KHAMBATTA
Group A: Class 1 & 2
1st Prize: The World Says No to War by Aarav Doshi, Class 2, Bright Start Fellowship International School, Mumbai
2nd Prize: 
Save Trees by Dylaan Solanki, Class 1, Fazlani L'Academie Globale, Mumbai
3rd Prize: 
Cityscapes by Thiyakshwa Sureshkumar, Class 2, Jawahar Vidyalaya Senior Secondary School, Chennai

Group B: Class 3 to 5
1st Prize: Save My Environment by Joe Arya R, Class 4, Presidency School, Bengaluru
2nd Prize: 
Coffee Painting by Kole Shripad, Class 5, Podar International School, Sangli
3rd Prize: 
Fish by Alaia Ovez Surti, Class 3, Fazlani L'Academie Globale, Mumbai

Group C: Class 6 to 8
1st Prize: Crystal Night by Nivir Jain, Class 8, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jaipur
2nd Prize: Child Labour by Deepak Patel, Class 7, Delhi Public School, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh
3rd Prize: Child Labour by Aayush Rajan, Class 7, Delhi Public School, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

Group D: Class 9 and 10
1st Prize: Nature at its Best: Owl by Yutika Damani, Class 9, Divine Child High School, Mumbai
2nd Prize: Reset by Harsh Gupta, Class 10, HKH Public School, Ajmer
3rd Prize: The Little Angel by Meghna Unnikrishnan, Class 9, The Schram Academy, Chennai


NEWS REPORT and STORIES: JUDGED BY CHERRY DIVECHA-SHETHIA

Group A: Class 1 & 2
1st Prize: The Rabbit’s Wish by Vihaan Pawar, Class 2, Orion ICSE School, Mumbai
2nd Prize: The Haunted Glass Slippers by Ananya SK, Class 2, National Public School, Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru
3rd Prize: The Farmer, His Wife, Sophia and Floppy by Gurmehar Kaur Malhotra, Class 2, Learning Paths School, Mohali

Group B: Class 3 to 5
1st Prize: Nia and the Giants by Sharbani Udia, Class 4, Pathways School, Gurugram
2nd Prize: A Friendly Alien by Karthik Baskar, Class 3, Bombay Scottish School, Powai, Mumbai
3rd Prize: The Very Expensive Coconut by Ria Chawla, Class 5, Lilavatibai Podar High School, Mumbai

Group C: Class 6 to 8
1st Prize: The Door by Anam Fathima, Class 6, Al Qamar Academy, Chennai
2nd Prize: The Reflection by Gaurika Mehrotra, Class 7, Sishu Griha Montessori and High School, Bengaluru
3rd Prize: Friends, the Most Important Asset of Our Lives by Arnesh Bhowmik, Class 6, Primus Public School, Bengaluru

Group D: Class 9 and 10
1st Prize: Feathers Stretched Out by Sanjuda S, Class 9, RD International School, Erode
2nd Prize: The Effect of Love by Harsh Sapra, Class 9, Learning Paths School, Mohali
3rd Prize: Phew, Just a Nightmare by Harshita Goyal, Class 9, Learning Paths School, Mohali

WINNING SCHOOLS
1st Prize: Isha Samskriti School, Coimbatore
2nd Prize: Euro School, Airoli, Navi Mumbai
3rd Prize: Learning Paths School, Mohali

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

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