The Creative
Writing Quest

Foster the Young  Writer Within
Join India’s Top Under-18 Writing Contest

Why Join IWP JR?

India Writing Project Junior (IWP JR) is more than just a writing competition. We aim to empower young minds, foster creativity, and nurture the love for literature among the youth of India. Here’s why you should consider IWP JR:

7-min

Tailored Age Group
Classifications

We understand that age plays a crucial role in literary capabilities. That’s why we’ve divided our contest into four age groups –

  • 7-9,
  • 10-12,
  • 13-15, and
  • 16-18 years.

This age-specific segmentation ensures that your child competes with peers of similar abilities, thus making the competition fair and encouraging.

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Feedback from
Accredited Authors

At IWP JR, we’ve enlisted an esteemed panel of renowned authors as our judges.

They not only evaluate each submission thoroughly but also provide constructive feedback.

This expert critique can help participants learn, grow, and refine their writing skills.

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Guaranteed
E-Certificates

Every participant of the IWP JR contest is a winner in their own right, and we recognize that by providing a guaranteed e-certificate.

The certificates carry verifiable barcodes, making them easy to verify anytime, anywhere.

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Potential to Win
Cash Prizes

The IWP JR contest rewards creativity and talent.

We have an exciting range of cash prizes up for grabs for the top three winners in each age group.

Moreover, we have additional bonus prizes, ensuring a wide range of opportunities to win.

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Chance to Get
Published

Apart from the cash prizes and certificates, the top three winners in each age-group also get their work published in a national daily.

This exposure can be a significant boost for young, budding authors, instilling confidence and motivation in them.

Win Exciting Prizes!

At India Writing Project Junior (IWP JR), we believe every participant is a winner. By taking part in the competition, your child is already embracing their creativity and taking a significant step in their literary journey. However, we also love to reward outstanding performances. Here’s a glimpse at our exciting prize offerings:

9-min

Ages 7-9

Cash Prizes:

  • 1st Prize: ₹10,000
  • 2nd Prize: ₹5,000
  • 3rd Prize: ₹2,500
  • 10 Bonus Prizes: ₹1000(each)

Publication in a National Daily

Winner E-Certificate

9-min

Ages 10-12

Cash Prizes:

  • 1st Prize: ₹10,000
  • 2nd Prize: ₹5,000
  • 3rd Prize: ₹2,500
  • 10 Bonus Prizes: ₹1000(each)

Publication in a National Daily

Winner E-Certificate

9-min

Ages 13-15​

Cash Prizes:

  • 1st Prize: ₹10,000
  • 2nd Prize: ₹5,000
  • 3rd Prize: ₹2,500
  • 10 Bonus Prizes: ₹1000(each)

Publication in a National Daily

Winner E-Certificate

9-min

Ages 16-18

Cash Prizes:

  • 1st Prize: ₹10,000
  • 2nd Prize: ₹5,000
  • 3rd Prize: ₹2,500
  • 10 Bonus Prizes: ₹1000(each)

Publication in a National Daily

Winner E-Certificate

judging criteria

Given the differing developmental stages and writing abilities among the age groups, it’s important that the judging criteria reflect these nuances. Here are the criteria for each group:

  • Creativity: How unique and imaginative are the ideas in the piece?
  • Structure: Does the piece have a clear beginning, middle, and end?
  • Grammar & Vocabulary: Has the participant used basic grammar correctly and shown a good range of vocabulary for their age group?
  • Clarity: Is the writing understandable, and does it make sense?
  • Engagement: Does the piece hold the reader’s interest?

     

PRIZES

  • 1st Prize: INR 10,000
  • 2nd Prize: INR 5,000
  • 3rd Prize: INR 2,500
  • Ten bonus winners: INR 1,000 each
  • Creativity & Originality: How unique and creative is the piece?
  • Structure & Organization: Is the piece well-organized with a clear introduction, body, and conclusion?
  • Grammar, Vocabulary & Language Use: How well has the participant used grammar and vocabulary? Do they use language that’s appropriate to their age and topic?
  • Content: Does the piece have clear and relevant content?
  • Narrative Flow & Engagement: Does the writing flow smoothly? Is it engaging for the reader?


PRIZES

  • 1st Prize: INR 10,000
  • 2nd Prize: INR 5,000
  • 3rd Prize: INR 2,500
  • Ten bonus winners: INR 1,000 each
  • Creativity & Originality: How unique and original is the piece?
  • Structure & Organization: Is the piece well-structured and coherent?
  • Grammar, Vocabulary & Sophistication of Language: Has the participant used more advanced grammar and vocabulary? Do they use sophisticated language?
  • Depth of Content: Does the piece show depth of thought and insight?
  • Style & Voice: Does the participant have a distinctive writing style and voice?


PRIZES

  • 1st Prize: INR 10,000
  • 2nd Prize: INR 5,000
  • 3rd Prize: INR 2,500
  • Ten bonus winners: INR 1,000 each
  • Originality & Innovation: How original and innovative is the piece?
  • Structure, Coherence & Transition: Is the piece well-structured, coherent, and do ideas transition smoothly?
  • Grammar, Vocabulary & Sophistication of Language: Has the participant used advanced grammar and vocabulary effectively? Is the language sophisticated and appropriate to the topic?
  • Depth of Content & Analysis: Does the piece show deep insight, understanding, and analysis of the topic?
  • Style, Voice & Narrative Technique: Does the participant have a strong and distinctive writing style and voice? Have they effectively used narrative techniques?


PRIZES

  • 1st Prize: INR 10,000
  • 2nd Prize: INR 5,000
  • 3rd Prize: INR 2,500
  • Ten bonus winners: INR 1,000 each

REgister NOW

Please fill out the form below to register.

FAQ's

At India Writing Project Junior (IWP JR), we believe in keeping the communication lines clear and open. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions to help you navigate your child’s journey with us.

IWP JR is open to all children in the age groups of 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18. We have categorized participants into these age groups for fairness and to ensure that they compete with peers of similar ages and abilities.

  • What types of writing can my child submit?
  • You can register your child through our online portal. Choose your preferred entry package: Single Entry, Double Entry, or Triple Entry, based on the number of submissions your child wishes to make. If you want to submit more than one piece, you can register under the same name multiple times.
  • Entries will be evaluated by a panel of accredited authors who will consider various factors including clarity, consistency, subject relevance, style of narration, creativity, and more. Our aim is to provide a fair and unbiased judgment for all participants.

  • For each age category, we have exciting cash prizes for the top three winners:

    • 1st Prize: INR 10,000
    • 2nd Prize: INR 5,000
    • 3rd Prize: INR 2,500

    In addition, there will be ten bonus winners who will each receive INR 1,000. It’s a fantastic opportunity for your child to be recognized and rewarded for their writing talents.

Yes, each entry should have a minimum of 50 words and a maximum of 1050 words. This word limit allows participants to express their thoughts effectively while ensuring a fair evaluation process.

We highly value originality and creativity. If an entry is found to be plagiarized, it will be disqualified immediately. We encourage participants to submit their own work and showcase their unique writing skills.

The submission period opens on 10th July and closes on 20th September. Make sure your child submits their entry within this timeframe to be considered for the contest.

Get in touch

Phone:

7669991724

Email Us:

jr@iwphelp.zohodesk.in

We are one of India’s leading platforms for online Poetry and Creative Writing competitions. We award you in cash prizes, certificates, and magazine publication.

Phone:

7669991724

Email Us:

jr@iwphelp.zohodesk.in

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