Scholastic Writing Awards 2018 - Submissions open now! - Competitions for Indian Students


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Monday, 1 January 2018

Scholastic Writing Awards 2018 - Submissions open now!

Scholastic India is pleased to announce the Scholastic Writing Awards 2018 for outstanding original works by students, in the category of fiction/short story in English.

Scholastic Writing Awards help to encourage creativity for outstanding original works by students of classes 4 to 9. The winners are not only given attractive awards, but their award-winning stories are also published every year in an anthology titled, For Kids By Kids. By giving them a platform to publish their works, we encourage and motivate young talent.

Final Dates are:
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

Topics for this year :  
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.

RULES & Procedure: 
  • 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.
  • 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.

 How to upload your entries on our website: 
  • Go to the Scholastic India homepage and click on the Scholastic Writing Awards banner or go directly to the 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 any clarifications/queries please get in touch with us at


  1. Sir I forgot to write the school name and address in my submission. I have only written name, class and contact number in the submission but I have already written details in registration form. So my story will be accepted or not?

  2. Good Apportunities for
    Thank you!

  3. Sir i also want to participate
    Please please ....i want to know where it will held..

    1. The competition last date was 28 February. The competition entries are to be submitted online (upload your story).
      It is an annual competition. You may try next year.

  4. when would the results be announced?

  5. The website is not declaring results! It's already 23rd may. Please clarify.

  6. When will the results be announced

  7. Please announce the results... it still says login on 26th may!

  8. will others get a participation certificate?

    1. You will be getting a participation certificate. pls contact the organisers

  9. i particpated in the contest, but by the timeresults were out i had shifted into a new school, HFS.
    therefore i had not recieved a participation certificate.
    also, one last thing,when will you release the topics for the current year?

    1. Please contact the organisers. You may also get in touch with the previous school. They might have received the certificate already.

  10. HI, Mahirr Sikka participated in Group 1 but he never got the participation certificate. Also, how can he review his story again that he had submitted?

    1. Kindly contact Scholastic India, the organisers. Website url is

  11. I thank you for this wonderful opportunity


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