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Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition Winners

Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition

2024 Winners

Read the anthology of 2024 Winning Entries for the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition today!

PRIZE
NAME
TITLE OF STORY
AGE
SCHOOL
11 and Under
1st
Laranya Gupta 
Book’s Tale 10 Gems Modern Academy
1st
Hannah Rebecca Main Garcia
Legacy of the Chessboard: My New Beginning 9 Nord Anglia International School
2nd
Riddhi Sandeep
A CHAIR TO CHERISH 10 Al Diyafah High School
3rd
Anashwara Rajeh Nair
Hope starts with the letter ‘H’… So does Home 11 Leaders Private School, Sharjah
12-14
1st
Alula Grace Marsh Fallen Bird 14 South View School
2nd
Shekinah Grace Prince A New Beginning 12 Deira International School
3rd
Arshi Dawar The Change 14 Ambassador International Academy
15-17
1st
Mara Machado-Mullett Wild at Heart 15 Jumeirah English Speaking School
2nd
David Fosman Child of the Forest 15 Swiss International Scientific School
3rd
Mohammed Zaahir Jaleel A Horizon Of Hope 15 GEMS Our Own English High School – Sharjah – Boys
18-25
1st
Yassmeene Saleh  Stars Behind Prison Bars 20 American University of Dubai
2nd
Zahra Almarhoon A Life Without You 21 Middlesex University Dubai
3rd
Isabela Pedraz A Soul Made of Clay 21 Middlesex University

2023 Winners

Read the anthology of 2023 Winning Entries for the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition today!

PRIZE
NAME
TITLE OF STORY
AGE
SCHOOL
11 and Under
1st
Lola Weir
Old Friends 11 Jebel Ali School, Dubai
2nd
Abigail Main Garcia
The Magical Room of Imagination 10 Dubai English Speaking School
3rd
Hanna Mattar
I’ve Got a Friend in Me 11 Nord Anglia School Dubai
12-14
1st
Mara Machado-Mullett Rosie’s Guardian Angel 14 JESS Arabian Ranches
2nd
Mir Faraz Coming Home 12 The Winchester School
3rd
Hadia Kamran An Old Friend 13 International School of Creative Sciences
15-17
1st
Jaden Isabella Mascarenhas My Oldest Friend, My Greatest Enemy 17 Deira International School
2nd
Vanishri Shekhawat Friendship Beyond Borders 15 Indian High School
3rd
Awnnesha Pal The Crocodile and the Rabbit 16 Raha International School, Abu Dhabi
18-25
1st
Yassmeene Saleh  Requiem for a Comrade 19 American University in Dubai
2nd
Mahrukh S.M Letter By Letter 21 American University of Sharjah
3rd
Mariam Joseph Sebastian. Starve Me Until I’m Full 19 Manipal Academy of Higher Education

2022 Winners

Read the anthology of 2022 Winning Entries for the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition today!

PRIZE
NAME
TITLE OF STORY
AGE
SCHOOL
11 and Under
1st
Lila Jones
Here Comes the Sun 10 Jebel Ali School, Dubai
2nd
Siya Menon
Here Comes the Sun 11 Our Own English High School, Dubai
3rd
Hannah Main Garcia
Here Comes the Sun 7 Dubai English Speaking School, Dubai
Lana Al-Khafaji
The Last Butterfly 11 Dubai English Speaking School, Dubai
12-14
1st
Alula Grace Marsh Here Comes the Sun: Extract from Explorer’s Journal – First Expedition to the South Pole 12 South View School, Dubai
2nd
Farah Makni The Sun’s Darkness 13 Brighton College Al Ain, Abu Dhabi
3rd
Gianne Eva Mathias Read Me When I… 12 Dubai Scholars Private School, Dubai
15-17
1st
Anyka Chakravarty Going for Gold 17 Gems Wellington International School, Dubai
2nd
Dimira Tanna Guilded Armor 16 Ambassador School, Dubai
3rd
Chelsie Murielle Manalo Alcantara The Stars and the Hope that Lies Within 16 Dubai Scholars Private School, Dubai
18-25
1st
Bee Blake  Here Comes the Sun 18 Repton School, Dubai
2nd
Ishrath Tabassum Jaigirdar The Story of Revival 20 University of Sharjah, Sharjah
3rd
Mahrukh S.M. There Will Always Be Lighter Days 20 American University of Sharjah, Sharjah
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