BCG Inter-School Creative Writing competition (2017-18)

Gurukul Skylights organised Narratives, a creative writing competition for students of classes 6 to 10. This was an online competition.

The focus this year was Story-Writing for classes VI and VII (Junior Group) and Essay-Writing for classes VIII to X (Senior Group).

The topics for Story-Writing were:

1. She'd imagined this moment so many times, but she never expected...
2. I crouched behind the car, trying not to make a sound...
3. He opened his front door and...

The topics for Essay-Writing were:

1. If you could adopt one policy from another country to implement in India, what would it be and why.
2. What in your opinion can be done to eliminate or prevent discrimination in school?
3. There should be only one language in the world. Agree or disagree.

Winners: Junior Group
Niharika Mahnot
Akshata Pandit
Pari Marathe
Ansh Dedhia


Judges Profile

Noella Menon
Noella is a Singapore based author of 'When I Grow Up' - An illustrated board book for kids. Noella has written feature articles for “The Singapore Women’s Weekly”, “India Se” “Young Parent” and “Femina”. Her short animated film “Haptics” won best animated short at the Hollywood film festival.

Clement Ferro
Clement is an architect by profession. However his passion is writing. He is the author of ‘Bandra Buggers’, a book about family stories set in Bandra. The book, recently made in to a short film, is an outcome of writings on his blog by the same name.

Kamala Katial
Mrs. Katial has worked in the field of education, both as a teacher and administrator. Out of her 20+ years of work in the field of education, more than 10 have been as the Principal of Bombay Cambridge School, Andheri West. In this role, she led the school to exceptional academic achievement. While her background is in Math and Science, her keen interest in reading meant that she could involve herself with staff and students alike, no matter what the area in focus. Katial ma’am retired from active service in 2006, but continues to be an educator and inspire students and staff alike even today.

Thank You so much, judges!