International Short Story Contest for School Children 2018 #2 Results


International Short Story Writing Competition for School Children

We are proud to announce the winners of the prestigious International Short Story Contest 2018 #2. As always the entries came in hundreds from all corners of the world with different varieties of topics. Our young participants have done a great job in expressing their wonderful stories. Our hearty congratulations to the winners.

Sub-junior Category Winners

Senarath Mudalige Dona Shiyendri

First Prize Winner

Name: Senarath Mudalige Dona Shiyendri
Age: 9 years
School: St. Bridget’s Convent, Colombo 07
Country: Sri Lanka
Story Title: The Unknown Secret Of An Ancient Necklace
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Shiyendri is a very loving child who is just 9 years old. She studies at St. Bridget’s Convent Colombo 7 in Sri Lanka. She is good in piano music and singing. Her hobby is reading and wherever she goes she collects books. She has a very big library at home. She is very good in studies. Her ambition is to be a pilot one day as she is very fond of travelling. Her small sister is her whole world and she says that she likes to write stories and poem in her leisure time for small children.



Laranya Sehgal

Second Prize Winner

Name: Laranya Sehgal
Age: 7 years
School: Kothari International School, Noida
Country: India
Story Title: The Pitfall
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Laranya is a caring and helpful eight year old, studying in third grade and a story lover. She wants a new story at bedtime every day. She sits with her Granny every Sunday and weaves new stories as her grandma teaches her moral values – what’s right, what’s wrong. She loves to play with her dolls and create imaginary characters.



Tara Maithili Mishra

Third Prize Winner

Name: Tara Maithili Mishra
Age: 9 years
School: Heritage Xperiential Learning School, Gurugram
Country: India
Story Title: The Pearl That Led To More
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Tara's favourite pastime is reading. She has always wanted to be an author so that others can enjoy reading. Her favourite genre is fantasy because she can create a whole new world through words just like her favourite author J. K. Rowling. She loves talking about books with her friends and family who have all been sorted into different Hogwarts’ Houses.

Junior Category Winners

Yala Ahmed

First Prize Winner

Name: Yala Ahmed
Age: 11 years
School: BeaconHouse School System NNP6
Country: Pakistan
Story Title: Deathly Fame
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Yala Ahmed is a grade 7 student who started writing at the age of 10. Her teachers, parents and especially her elder sister had motivated and helped her to explore her hidden potentials. Her hobbies include reading and painting. Her favorite author is Jeff Kinney and she loves the “diary of a wimpy kid” series. Yala is a creative and innovative person who tries to find different reasons of a simple act which helps create a whole new idea. For the same reason she wrote “deathly fame” while watching a you-tuber video.



Riya Dutt

Second Prize Winner

Name: Riya Dutt
Age: 10 years
School: Global Indian International School
Country: Singapore
Story Title: The Selfish Goat
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Riya is a very responsible and creative child who likes to read, talk, joke and make people laugh. She makes it a habit to always write an account of the day in her personal diary. She is very fond of music and reading. Riya is organised and sees her elder sister as her role model. She is a very imaginative child and also looks forward to go to school every day.



Ma Theint Nwe Soe

Third Prize Winner

Name: Ma Theint Nwe Soe
Age: 11 years
School: CAE Private High School (Nay Pyi Taw)
Country: Myanmar
Story Title: The Three Dragon Eggs
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Theint Nwe Soe is also called Kon Kon. She is studying in grade (6) at C.A.E Private High School, Nay Pyi Taw. She is living in Zayathiri Township Nay Pyi Taw. Her father is a businessman and mother is a senior nursing officer. Singing and dancing are her hobbies.

Senior Category Winners

Basundhara Paul

First Prize Winner

Name: Basundhara Paul
Age: 14 years
School: Bhavan's Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir
Country: India
Story Title: Sweet Lies
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Basundhara Paul from Kolkata, India is a student of Class 9 at Bhavan's G K Vidyamandir at Salt Lake, Kolkata. She is an ardent reader of English literary. She is also interested in debates and paintings. Human sufferings, societal discrimination, paranormal experiences and an ideal world through the eyes of a child are some of her domains of interest. She draws her inspirations from nature.



Clarissa Cynthia Salim

Second Prize Winner

Name: Clarissa Cynthia Salim
Age: 13 years
School: Singapore National Academy
Country: Indonesia
Story Title: The Border
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Clarissa Cynthia Salim is a soft-spoken student from Singapore National Academy located in Surabaya, Indonesia. Her hobbies include reading articles, watching cat videos and playing a variety of video games. Her strange liking to dystopian and realism genres has led to her unique taste in stories, music and even movies.



Hsu Myat Noe Han

Third Prize Winner

Name: Hsu Myat Noe Han
Age: 13 years
School: Pride ISM
Country: Myanmar
Story Title: Obsessed Nightmare
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Hsu Myat Noe Han is currently studying in Year 9 at PrideISM in Yangon, Myanmar. She likes reading psychical thrillers and mysteries especially by Edgar Allan Poe, one of her favorite authors. This is the reason she loves writing spine-chillers. Her hobbies include painting, sketching or doodling, reading and playing basketball. She wants to be a technological designer, which, she believes, makes her country on the trend of technology.

Highly Commended Story Authors of the International Short Story Contest 2018 #2

Outstanding story authors list will be published soon on this website.

We invite school students all over the world to join our next International Short Story Contest.

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