Saturday, 16 December 2017

Scholastic Writing Awards 2018

D.A.V. Public School, Sector-14/10A

We are pleased to announce the Scholastic Writing Awards 2018 for outstanding original works by students of classes 4 to 9in the category of fiction/short story in English.The winners will not only be given attractive awards, but their award-winning stories will also be published in an anthology titled, For Kids By Kids

  • Registration and Submission- open till January 31, 2018 (11.30 PM, IST)
  • Ranking Panel- February 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018
  • Winners announcement - June, 2018

Word Limit: 1500-2500 words

Group 1 (classes 4-6)
  • I pulled out a lightning bolt from the sky…
  • There was someone knocking on my thirteenth floor window…
  • The audience stood up in applause…
  • The jalebis and samosa were calling me out
Group 2 (classes 7-9)
  • And I came face to face with my evil doppelganger…
  • I was falling through space…
  • All the trees were turning yellow…
  • I stumbled on a suitcase full of 1000 rupee notes on December 25, 2016.


·         Read as much as you can. Familiarise yourself with different styles of writing but be original when it comes to your own work.

·         Increase your word power. The greater your vocabulary, the more effective your writing will be.
·         Read aloud what you have written and ask friends who read to comment on it as well.
·         Use correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.
·         Keep a dictionary, a thesaurus and a basic grammar book handy.
·         Don't write in a rush. Spend a lot of time with your writing and make sure not to end your piece abruptly.
·         Always carry a notepad and pen with you. Jot down out-of-the-blue thoughts, make a note of interesting observations; they'll never go to waste when you're writing.


·         Please fill in all the required details in the online submission form. Incomplete forms will be disqualified.
·         Plagiarised, copied or unoriginal stories will be disqualified.
·         Disqualified entries will not be entitled to any certificates of participation.
·         Only one entry per group will be accepted per participant.
·         If any story is found to be plagiarised, copied or unoriginal, the entry will be disqualified.
·         Entries received after the last date will be disqualified.
·         Each participant has to read and rank the stories assigned to them before the deadline. Failing which the entry submitted by the participant will be disqualified.


 ·         Go to the Scholastic India homepage and click on the Scholastic Writing Awards banner or go directly to the following url:
·          Click on Register.
·         Fill in the details in the online form.
·         Once you submit the form you will be sent a Log-in ID on the registered id.
·         You can use this log-in ID to submit your entry.
·          To submit an entry, simply log-in using your log-in ID and copy paste the text or key in the story.
·         Make sure each submission also lists the name of the student, the class, the school and the address.
·         An individual can submit only a single entry.
·         For ranking the entries assigned to an individual, you have to use same log-in ID and password to log-in. Click on the icon START RANKING.
·         Ranking panel will open from February 1, 2018.
·         Group 1 entry will receive group 1 entry only for ranking and same applies for group 2.
·         For confusions/queries please get in touch with us at

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