Essay Competition
Winners
2020

Here they are... the essay competition winners 2020!

In the fifth annual essay competition on Kids World Travel Guide, we received entries from over 30 countries! We had an extremely tough two weeks in reading, shortlisting and discussing the many excellent essays until we agreed on the finalists and the winners for each category.

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

Be assured that we value all your entries and efforts, even if your entry did not make it into the final round. This year the high number of excellent essays was truly astonishing and thus we decided to also honour 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 specific country pages in the next weeks and months.

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

Essay Competition Winners
2020: 'My Country'

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

  • Ihor Kravchenko: "The Country of My Dreams" (Saint Joseph School, Lebanon)
  • Srikoustubh Karanam: "My Country - Invincible India" (Overseas Family School, Singapore)
  • Rizqin Nasuha Mohamed Ridzuan: "The Country of My Dreams" (Artistic Strategies Academy, Singapore)
  • Parker Hadley: "Florida to Alaska: A Big Change" (Raven Homeschool, USA)
  • Mitchell Kuhn: "Cape Vultures" (Homeschool, South Africa)
  • Matthew Borg: "About My Home Country" (Stella Maris College, Malta)
  • Leila El Baba: "Japan - The Country of My Dreams" (Šiauliai Centro Primary School, Lithuania) 
  • Regina Chiu: "My Host Country Singapore" (Saint Joseph's Institution International School, Singapore)

Thank you for your wonderful essays, we will add links to all your essays here within the next two weeks. These excellent essays all make great reading and are an inspiration - so don't miss out and bookmark this page. 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

  • Luca Ciripitca: "Moldova" (Sutton Grammar School, UK)
  • Ashley Tay: "My Unique Home" (CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' School, Singapore)
  • Alina Kiedos: "Romanies in Poland" (English Language Studio, Poland)
  • Tana Tahira Valmond: "My Country Dominica" (Dominica Grammar School, Dominica)
  • Muhammad Imad Khan: "Trees" (Islamia Children Academy, Pakistan)
  • Pranavkrishna Bharanidharan: "The Crossroads of My Life" (California Montessori Project, USA) - What a wonderful achievement now in the Senior Category! Read his winning essay from 2019 in the Junior Category here.

Thank you for your wonderful essays, many were sent in from learners with English as Second Language or English as Foreign Language. 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. Thus we will add links to your essays within the next two weeks as well, so you can share your awesome achievement with your family and friends as well.

Last but not least: This year we have received so many very good essays in both categories that we will link to many of them from our country pages, so be on the look out for them too! ... England, Nigeria, India, Hong Kong, France, Malaysia, Malawi, Pakistan and many others... too many countries to name here! So be excited and bookmark our website and blog. Cheers! 

Keep on exploring our beautiful world and honing your writing skills, there is nothing better than sharing our ideas and insights! And therefore we will be adding another writing competition soon! Watch out for the announcement!

Now, if you are interested in our previous competition winners, check out our listing below:

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'


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