Monday, 15 May 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - 7:00pm

Summer is here and it’s a great time of the year for kids to explore new activities. Essay writing is one such activity.

An essay can live its own life in a way that is completely different from what the creators had in mind.  Essays ignite the imagination to create stories. They inspire, connect & encourage. They can make us want to write more, expand our horizon to create more. They can educate, persuade and entertain us. They can bring us together and create a shared experience.They can bring a hidden part out of us that we never even knew existed. 


Write an essay on a vacation where Hermione is your sister, Matilda as your niece, Sherlock as your uncle, Dumbledore/Gandalf as granddad, Raskolnikov as the wayward brother no one talks about, Violet Baudelaire in Lemony Snicket, Susan Calvin from I Robot as your Mum, Cinderella as a cousin or Snow- white as a friend, Rapunzel as a sister or Prince Phillip as a brother, or any other character from your favourite book as a relative. 

Rules of the competition:

• Competition will start from 15 May 2017

• It is open to children between 5 and 15 years only

• The entries will be categorised into 4 groups from participants in the age group of (i) 5-6 years , (ii) 7-8 years (iii) 9-12 years and (iv) 13-15 years  

• 2 awards will be announced from each group 

• Only one entry per participant will be allowed

• The entry must be an original work created by the participant

• Entries from participants in the age group of 5-6 years are expected to be in the form of pictures( pictorial representation of the  essay)

• Entries from participants in the age group of 7-15 years should not be more than 500 words ( may be illustrated with pictures)

• Entries will be read and judged by personalities from kid's literature 

• The entry must be emailed to  or can be submitted at customer service desk 

• Closing date for receipt of all entries 31 May 2017 

• Winners will be announced on Saturday 24 June 2017 at the British Council 

• Entry is free



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