We have the results!

The Great Indian Poetry Contest was successful beyond our dreams, not only because of the high number of participants, but also the high standard and quality of the poems we received. Every judge had to take their time, assess and reassess their choices, and finally come to a consensus. We couldn’t be happier or more excited about the selection.

The winner gets a cash prize of Rs. 25,000. The first and second runners up receive Rs 10,000 and Rs. 5000 respectively. In addition, there are 10 commendable mentions, who each receive Rs. 1000. In addition, they will be published in the upcoming International Anthology of Poems, Aatish 2!

So, here goes!

WINNER
Tuhin Bhowal – Imagining Kashmir

FIRST RUNNER UP 
Rochelle Potkar – War Specials

SECOND RUNNER UP
Javeria Kausar – Rhyme

International Category Winner
J.R.McRae – Passage

Commendable Mentions
1. Vibhooti Kayastha – A Brush with Death
2. Akarsha Ramesh Kamala – Tonight on 60 Minutes
3. Geethanjali Dilip – Words I’ve Wielded
4. Janani Rao – Hush, Here Comes the Boogeyman
5. Santosh Bakaya – For Layla Al Ghandour : A Gaza Child
6. Susmit Panda – A Lightning
7. Viha Reddivari – Superstitious Minds
8. Ambika Talwar – Meditations on Mango
9. Saira Shah Halim – Gaza
10. Akanksha Nene – Wallowing in the Stream of Consciousness on One Among Many Nights

 

Many many congratulations to all the winners! We wish you more poetry in your future.

Dearest poets, we can’t thank you enough for the overwhelming response and support we have got so far! As our Anthology is in the pipes now, we need it even more.

Do not be disheartened if your name and poem isn’t featured in this list. We have the Top 50 list coming up soon, so wait and see if you will be published!

Please note that this result is the final decision of the jury and judges, and it will not be changed.
No queries or questions regarding the same will be entertained on email or messages.

Congratulations once again to all the winners, and Stay On Fire!

Top 50 Poets

Get ready to see the 50 names and poems in Aatish 2.

Please note that this result is the final decision of the jury and judges, and it will not be changed.
No queries or questions regarding the same will be entertained on email or messages.

Aaaaaand applause!

Tuhin Bhowal – Imagining Kashmir
Rochelle Potkar – War Specials
Javeria Kausar – Rhyme
J.R.McRae – Passage
Vibhooti Kayastha – A Brush with Death
Akarsha Ramesh Kamala – Tonight on 60 Minutes
Words I’ve Wielded – Geethanjali Dilip
Janani Rao – Hush, Here Comes the Boogeyman
Santosh Bakaya – For Layla Al Ghandour : A Gaza Child
Susmit Panda – A Lightning
Viha Reddivari – Superstitious Minds
Ambika Talwar – Meditations on Mango
Saira Shah Halim – Gaza
Akanksha Nene – Wallowing in the Stream of Consciousness on One Among Many Nights
Uday Khanna – A Parley
Khushi Bhasin – Caged
Kef Amaya – Call It a Night
Jay Krishnan Menon – Crescent Moon
Sangya Sapkota – Cuffed
Srishtika Prakash – Desire
Rukhaya M .K. – Diaspora
Kinshuk Gupta ‘Vitaan’ – Dilemma
Mehar Kathuria – Elegy to a Friendship
Riya Gupta – Fractions of Frames
Soumya Menon – Gambler
Amit Agarwalla – My Maiden Love Letter
Ajit Menon – Half a Dream
Uttkarsh Guneta – Harmony
Monika Ajay Kaul – Hopscotch with Uneven Lines..!!
Adama Joof – In Poe’s Life
Anushree Bose – Indigo
Aprilia Zank – Lost on Elephanta
Joyita Shaw – My Childhood Memories
Anju Kishore – My Maramalli
Bappadittya Sarkar – Nargis
Rumuz – No Poem
Monosija Banerjee – Ode to a Good Life That Ended
Maitreyee Mhatre – On Growth and Change
Aarushi Kataria – Recipe of Fear
Anukriti Ashok – Red
Aarti Shastry – Roses
Smita Sahay – Stories [for 16th December 2012]
Sauravjyoti Nath – Story of a Dead Clock
Shashwat Sahoo – The Darkest of Nights
Jagari Mukherjee – The Insomniac
Mallikarjun Pandya – The Thought of Knowing Home
Rajat Joseph – Transcendental Redemption
Rashy Dhanyee – When Did It Happen?
Nandini Mazumder – Why I Write
Sushil Mandi – Wrecked City

So, with that it is a wrap of The Great Indian Poetry Contest and its results. Now, we invite you
to like our Facebook Page to know all about the publishing of the upcoming International
Anthology of Poems, Aatish 2 – www.facebook.com/onfiremovement
Like always, we couldn’t have gotten through this without your support, and we need it more as
we enter more challenging territories and publish a book on poetry!

Stay with us, Stay On Fire!

Jury


The Contest

TGIPC: The Great Indian Poetry Contest is a nation-wide Online English Poetry Contest with an International Category for poets with other nationalities.

The distinguished jury panel consists of Javed Akhtar (Poet, Lyricist, Screenwriter), and Kausar Munir (Poet, Lyricist, Screenwriter) and Kalki Koechlin (Actor, Activist, Poet). The winners will be awarded a cumulative cash prize of INR 50,000.

Two poems per submission. An entrant can make multiple submissions.

The jury panel will also pick the 50 best poems from the contest, and they will be published in the much-awaited Anthology of On Fire, ‘Aatish 2’, An International Anthology of Poems, alongside renowned and award winning writers such as Gulzar, Piyush Mishra, Swanand Kirkire and many more.

We are glad to share with you that our previous publication ‘Aatish’, an anthology of poems and photographs on global social issues launched in 2014, and was a big success. Containing works of notable persons such as Gulzar, Irshad Kamil and many more, the publication was acclaimed by fans and critics alike. It currently has a rating of 4.78 on Goodreads. Aatish 2 is certainly going to be bigger and better. Win a chance to be published alongside legendary poets.

Think no more and register now!

The Prize

Winner:  INR 25,000
Runner-Up: INR 10,000
Second Runner-Up: INR 5,000
10 Consolation Prizes: Each prize winner will receive INR 1,000

International Category: USD 100

Submission

  • Each submission is permitted to have two poems.
  • Multiple submissions are allowed.
  • International Category: Each submission has one poem.

Guidelines

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  1. Submissions are open to ALL persons above 14 yrs of age.
  2. Please send us only unpublished poems. If they have been published in any magazines, newspapers or journals, online or offline, we cannot accept that. However you can send us poems that you have posted on your social media pages.
  3. No theme applied.
  4. We accept simultaneous submissions. However, please notify us if your poem is picked up to be published through your other submissions.
  5. All poem submissions must be in English language only.
  6. A poem must not exceed 40 Lines. Poems may be of any style.
  7. Deadline is 10 July 2018.
  8. The shortlisted poets and poems will be intimated by email given during submission. Results can be expected by 14 September 2018 (subject to change depending on judges’ availability).
  9. If you have any questions about submissions of any kind or would like to query a current submission, please send an email to mail (at) stayonfire (dot) in 

INDIANS AND NRIs

  1. You can submit two poems per submission. You can make multiple submissions.
  2. Each submission has a fee of INR 250.

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORY

  1. This category applies to poets who are non Indian and wish to participate.
  2. Each submission can have one poem. You can make multiple submissions.
  3. Each submission has a fee of USD 5.

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