Writing Competition
Winners
2019

Here they are... the writing competition winners of our fourth annual essay competition on Kids World Travel Guide.

This year, we are excited to have received entries from thirteen countries and are very grateful to have received such high quality essays from so many talented young writers! We had an extremely tough choice this year to find only one winner and one runner-up for each category and have long discussed your entries... and have decided to add a special prize for one outstanding essay in the senior category.

Congratulations to our awesome prize-winners!

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful insights and stories! And huge Thank You to all who participated and made this competition such a success!

Even if your entry did not make it into the final selection, be assured that all your efforts are highly valued! Keep on exploring our beautiful world, learning and writing... and maybe next time you will be among the winners too!

Writing Competition Winners
2019: 'The Gift of Languages'

This year's award-winning essays all show a huge level of commitment in learning languages as well as a passion for storytelling. We are very grateful that you all so enthusiastically shared your stories and insights with us! Now let's see who received our stars this year...

- All winners will be notified by us via email as well. Please bear with us, while we upload and link to all the excellent essays within the next day or two. Thanks! -

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'

Special Mention

  • Layla Affhalter "Bilingual Adventures" (Homeschooled, USA) - Author of our awesome Switzerland Facts pages! You are a star already! 
  • Chloe Tan "My Language Adventure" (Hun Bin Chinese School, Malaysia)
  • Kahlen Milstead "Speaking without Words" (Brookhaven Academy, USA)
  • and Lizanne Hostein "Learning English" (EAC School of Languages, France). 

Thank you for your wonderful essays, we will add links to them here too. These excellent essays make great reading - so don't miss out! 

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 Winner

Javier Yung from Chung Cheng High School in Singapore

'Si+nglish= ...English?'

Special Mention

  • Dristi Bansilal "Language is the Key to Unlocking the World" (Effingham Heights Secondary School in South Africa)
  • and Isoline Bailly "Learning Foreign Languages" (EAC School of Languages in France)

Thank you for your informative essays and valuable language learning tips which our readers surely will enjoy a lot - so we will add links to your essays as well!

Writing 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!

Writing Competition Winners
2017: 'My Favourite Holiday'

Age Category: 8 - 11 years

Winner

Runner-Up

Age Category: 12 -15 years

Winner

Runner-Up


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


Writing 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

Runner-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 writing competition page: Shutterstock.com and own images


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