We ran the012 annual ManipalBlog short story and poetry contest between May and June 2012, and received over 180 entries in the poetry and and short story sections. Many of those had to be rejected because of not following some of the rules of the competition. A final list of 67 Poems and 15 Short Stories made it to the voting and judging stages of the competition, and after the long process of tallying the scores and votes, the results are as follows…
For the Popular choice the points accumulated through voting and commenting are as tabulated below:
The Winners in the public choice category for poetry:
1st Place (Rs 1500/-): Masks of Wonderland by Jaideep Rao
2nd Place (Rs 1000/-): Wonderland by Srishti Punjani
3rd Place (Rs 750/-): Rage for Revenge by Pragya Chaturvedi
The Winners in the public choice category for Short Stories (It was decided to award only 2 awards in the short story category as there were limited entries):
1st Place (Rs:1500/-): The Reason by Sujit Horakeri
2nd Place (Rs:1000/-): A Cute Day by Harshith P.D.
The Winners in the Judges choice category for poetry:
1st Place (Rs:2000/-): The Sweet Taste of Revenge by Esther Hanghal
2nd Place (Rs:1500/-): Ten Ways to Kill by Ehsaan Nashad
3rd Place (Rs1000/-): The Girl at the Varlon Fair by Aditya Chowdhary
The Winners in the Judges choice category for Short Stories (It was decided to award only 2 awards in the short story category as there were limited entries):
1st Place (Rs:2000/-): The Capsule of Hope by Shashank Awaru
2nd Place (Rs:1500/-): Inquilab Zindabad by Prasanna Venkatarama
We will put up details of how the prizes will be awarded in a couple of days, along with the winners of appreciation prizes in the form of Flipkart vouchers.
Thank you for participating and congratulations to all the winners.