Scholastic Inida Pvt Ltd organised its annual competition Scholastic Writing Awards 2008, a nationwide short story and non-fiction writing competition for students.

The first prize for short story, Group I (Std. IV-VI) has been awarded to Nihar Shetty of Presidency School Bangalore followed by Rakesh Sachar of GD Somani Memorial School, Mumbai and Ishita Gulati of Scottish High International, Gurgaon.

The first prize for short story, Group 2 (Std. VII to IX) has been awarded to Shalmi Barman of La Martiniere for Girls, Kolkata followed by Michelle Parmar of Smt. Ramabhen Babubhai Kanakia, Mumbai and K. Shilpa of Vairams Matric School, Pudukkottai.

The first prize for non-fiction, Group I (Std IV to VI) has been awarded to Janahi Mukherjee of Calcutta Girls’ High School, Kolkata, followed by Krishit Arora of Mayo College, Ajmer, and Ankita Kakoty of St. Mary’s School, Assam.

The first prize for non-fiction Group 2 (Std. VII to IX) has been awarded to Shweta Oak of Smt. Ramdevi Sobhraj Bajaj Arya Vidya Mandir, Mumbai followed by Parigna Praveen of The International School, Bangalore and Sikhar Patranabis of Vivekananda Mission School, Kolkata.