Essay Competition
Winners
2021

Here they are... the essay competition winners 2021!

In the sixth annual essay competition on Kids World Travel Guide, we received over 200 entries from over 30 countries and students entered with a wide range of home languages - simply awesome!

Congratulations to our fabulous prize-winners! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful essays! And a huge Thank You to ALL who participated this year and again made this competition such a huge success! 

2021 was another tough year and the essay theme has brought some light into the darkness and inspired your creativity. A very wide range of topics was covered by our young writers from motivational tips and personal life stories to creative stories and poems. It was amazing to witness how many of you went out of your comfort zones, shared compassionately, motivated each other and learned to spread the wings to fly during these difficult times. 

We enjoyed reading, shortlisting and discussing the many outstanding essays until we agreed on the finalists. And finally we can announce the 2021 winners for each category.

Be assured that we value all your entries and efforts, even if your essay entry did not make it into the final round. Again the high number of excellent essays we received was surprising and we decided to honour again many of your essays that we will link from the respective country pages. So keep a look out for your essay or name mentioned on the specific country pages within the next weeks and months.

And now... drumroll, please... here they are:

Essay Competition Winners
2021: 'Hope'

Age Category: 8 - 11 years

Winner

Runners-up

All winners will be notified via email about their success in the essay competition to claim their prizes which then will be dispatched in the coming week. Congratulations again! Well done! Keep on writing!

This year we have decided to add special mentions for several outstanding essays and special commendations for all our finalists. 

Special Mention

Thank you for your wonderful essays, we have added links to all your essays here - just click on the names. These excellent essays all make great reading and are an inspiration! And we will link to some other really good essays in our country pages, so be on the look out for them too! 

Age Category: 12 -15 years

Winner

Runners-up

All winners will be notified via email about their success in the essay competition to claim their prizes which then will be dispatched in the coming week. Congratulations again! Well done! Keep on writing!

Special Mention

There were so many impressive essays which show there is a lot of creative writing talent out there and we are sure our readers will enjoy reading their essays too. So we will add some more essays in the coming months to keep up hope and celebrate your talent!

Keep honing your writing skills while exploring the world around you, there is nothing better than sharing ideas and insights, so let us know if you want to participate in our school's news project! Watch out for the announcement!

Bookmark our website and blog and keep an eye on your country pages, where we will add further links and your essay might be linked from there too.  

Essay Competition Winners 2021
Infographic 

Last but not least: Thank you for your wonderful essays, many were sent in from learners with English as Second Language or English as Foreign Language. We have added winners' schools, though we used 'country' information provided for all winners as given by the students. See our essay competition winners 2021 infographic here:

Kids World Travel Guide essay winners 2021 - infographic

Now, if you are interested in our previous competition winners, check out their essays in the last years' listings below:

Competition Winners 2020

Age Category: 8 - 11 years

Winner

Runners-up

Special Mention

Age Category: 12 -15 years

Winner

Runners-Up

Special Mention

Essay Competition Winners
2019: 'The Gift of Languages'

Age Category: 8-11 years

Winner

Zachary Ming Zhi Tan from St. Joseph Institution International Elementary School in Singapore

'My Journey to Explore the Gift of the Chinese Language'

Runner-Up

Emily Bates from Wales/UK (Homeschooled)

'My Language Adventures'

Age Category 12-15 years

Winner

Tristan Kuhn from South Africa (Home educated)

'For the Love of Linguae'

Runner-Up

Lana Labudović from Ladimirevci Primary School in Croatia

'The Beauty of Languages'

Special Prize

Javier Yung from Chung Cheng High School in Singapore 

'Si+nglish= ...English?'

Essay Competition Winners
2018: 'My Favourite Festival'

Age Category: 8 - 11 years

Winner

Vidhyuth Viswanathan from Urbana Sugarloaf Elementary School, USA

'Diwali Festival of Lights'

Read his essay here.

Runner-Up

Pranavkrishna Bharanidharan from California Montessori Project, India/USA

'Diwali'

Read his essay here.

Age Category: 12 -15 years

Winner

Nuthara Karunarathna from Lyceum International School, Sri Lanka

'Vesak Day'

Read her essay here.

Runner-Up

Javier Yung from Singapore

'Moon Cake Festival'

Read his essay here.

We really enjoyed all your entries, so please do not give up on your dream if you want to become a writer but your essay was not chosen for publication this time.

Never give up! Keep on writing and honing your skills and join in our next competition! ... And for some of you we will have a special treat, so keep our site bookmarked and you might hear from us regarding a special publication of your entry on another page on this site. Cheers!

Essay Competition Winners
2017: 'My Favourite Holiday'

Age Category: 8 - 11 years

Winner

Runners-Up

Age Category: 12 -15 years

Winner

Runners-Up


All winners will be notified via email about their success in the essay competition to claim their prizes which then will be dispatched in the coming week. Congratulations again! Well done! Keep on writing!


Essay Competition Winners
2016: 'My Country'

Age Category: 8 - 11 years

Winner

Matilda Rumball-Smith from New Zealand, Ngunguru School

'New Zealand - Aoteorea'

Read the award-winning essay here

Runners-up

Kundana Panuganti from the USA, Eason Elementary School

'My Country India'

Poem Schway from the USA, Christa McAuliffe School

'Austria - The Wonder'

Read her essay here.

Age Category: 12 - 15 years

Winner

Sree Panuganti from the USA, Timberline School

'Incredible India'

Read the award-winning essay here

Runner-up

Ana Sofia Moreno from South Africa, Curro Schools

'My Country South Africa'


Image credits on essay competition winners page: Shutterstock.com and own images


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