Results

We are thrilled to announce the results of Wingword Poetry Prize 2018. It has been an immense surprise to read the fine level of writing demonstrated by the community of poets. We received over 1500 entries from nooks and corners of India.

In a national level competition, only a tiny percentage of entries can win. We would like to extend our encouragement to all poets who participated this year. Each poem took us to a new land beyond our expectations. Your words matter and always will.

We invite you to attend Wingword Poetry Meet, taking place in the historical city of Jaipur. All participants from all over India are welcome to this one of a kind event, celebrating the love for poetry. It is your chance to network with like-minded poets, share your creativity and get inspired.

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Shortlist

1st Prize: Digvijay Singh for his poem ‘काग़ज़’- New Delhi, Delhi

2nd Prize: Jane Mary Joseph for her poem ‘The Burial’- Aizawl, Mizoram

3rd Prize: Yashi Gupta for her poem ‘Organ’- Jaipur, Rajasthan

Longlist

Top 30 Poems

Piyush Sundriyal- वीर अभिमन्यु पुरुषार्थ

Cindy Felneihthiem- Have We Been Home For Too Long?- Churuchandpur, Manipur

Vaidyanathapuram R Shankar- Kannan and Unni- Vishakapatnam

Karishma D'Mello- Dusty Old Book- Bardez, Goa

Upasa Borah- Ruination- Guwahati, Assam

Ipsita Banerjee- pepper and salt- Kolkata, West Bengal

Shriya Bhardwaj- Letter to my Lovely Furboy- Gurugram, Haryana

Ritika Chandy- Goodbye to the Student Life- Bengaluru, Karnataka

Simran Rawat- चाय की चुस्की- Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Silpa Anand S- Focus- Puthenpalli, Kerala

Pragya Dubey- मुत्तफक़ीर- Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Amogh Kant Mishra- यही कुछ सिक्के नोट बन गए- Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Mandar Mutalikdesai- Dental Affections- Bengaluru, Karnataka

Stuti Jha- शिकाएतें तुम्हारी- Kolkata, West Bengal

Eshan Manglani- To a friend who lost his way- Pune, Maharashtra

Hindesh Akash- मिट्टी से उठा हूं, आकाश तक जाऊंगा- Patna, Bihar

Ramya Iyer- I am a little autumnal twig, awaiting my burial- Srinagar, J & K

Karunya Srinivasan- Inhabiting my Skin- Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Abhinav Bhardwaj- Spring in New Delhi- New Delhi, Delhi

Manyata Agarwal- Smoke my pain away- Chandigarh, Punjab

Siddhi Jayashree Uday- Born Free- Nagpur, Maharashtra

Kajol Hinduja- Keywords- Rajkot, Gujurat

Abhay Yadav- धरती, धर्म और भूख : एक संकलन- Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

Jatin Patil- If you ever forget me- Kolkata, West Bengal

Moge Basar- Margins- Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

Saumya Lakshman- A-N-G-E-R- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Aahna Joshi- A Raining House- Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Monica Coutinho- Oversized- Ahmedabad, Gujurat

Sana Khan- Wasted - Purulia, West Bengal

Lokesh Raj- Fighting for love- Hyderabad, Telangana

Commendable Mentions

Manoj Krishnan- मैं शिव बन जाऊँगा -New Delhi

Eliza Anjum -  Circus- Lucknow

ANKIT KUMAR SRIVASTAVA - निःशब्द - UTRAULA BALRAMPUR

PREM KUMAR KULDEEP  “प्रकृति – हमारी माँ है” Rawatbhata Via-Kota (Rajasthan) 

Maleeka Zainab- WANT- Patna

Imran Surti-  हूर- Surat

Hemant Yadav-At times-  Bharuch

Anand Prakash Sharma- 'My Buried Daughter'- 15th of February 1975- Uttarakhand

JAYATI MAITY- To Muddupalani- Parganas

PRAHLAD MATHUR- गरीब का कफन- RAJASTHAN

Wikim Ajang- To the Young Me-  Arunachal Pradesh

Satya Dash-  An Evening of Friendship with My Mother-  Bangalore 

Marcus Lalrinmawia-  Marvel-Mizoram

Divya Singh-Men and Women-  Delhi

Vasvi Kejriwal-  Mashi- , Maharashtra 

Lipokmenla Ao-  Season Switch-  Nagaland 

Pari Goel- Black Lead-  Bhopal

Anil Zachariah Mathew- Honour-Nagpur

Pankil Mori-Kashmir- Gujarat

Ashwini Subramanya- Reaches-Mysore

Ayushi Tripathi-Midnight Musings- Sonebhadra

Sanghmitra Raj- Spring- Lucknow

Vinaya Grace Mary- Undress-Bangalore

ABHA GROVER-भ्रम-  GURGAON

Rhea Johnson-RUINS-Thane

Amit Shankar Saha-The Plateau of Illicitness-Kolkata

Sonali Gupta- आजाद भी मैं , क़ैद भी मैं-  Bareilly

Manisha Madhulita Sahoo-  Red Rose in My Balcony Garden-Visakhapatnam 

Shalmali Abhyankar-The Song of Silence-PUNE

Soumyadeep Das -Devi- Balurghat

Priyank Srivastava-बनारस-Mumbai

Dr. Pradnya Lokhande -बाई की बात...-  Mumbai

Sumeet Keswani-Mirror Mirror-Delhi 

Taarunya Narayanan- Intrigue – Coimbatore

Chanchal Sharma-आज फिर मन उदास सा है-  Kota (Rajasthan)

Sanya Shandilya-  Art of Poetry-  Uttar Pradesh

Mehuli Chowdhury- Near- Kolkata

Lavanya Singh- धर्म की लड़ाई-  Jharkhand

Vikrant Hatwalne-Tea and Cigarettes- Mumbai

Aiswarya Roy-  Little Green Dot-  Kerala

Tahaa Johar Ali- Spoilt (of) War!-  Thane 

Shiny Horo-Galaxies in your eyes-Arunachal Pradesh

SHIVA SHARMA AKALWADI-इंतज़ार, पर क्यों?-  Bangalore

Smriti Adlakha-Prostitute-Jaipur

KRISHNASISH JANA- The Pallbearer- Kharagpur

Ritika Kumari- Loophole in Thoughts-Jharkhand

Anirudh Kamath- Reminiscence-Karnataka

Sanjana Singh-मैं एक धुआँ सी-New Delhi  

Nidhi Kiyawat- Me and the Moon-Ratlam (M.P)

Charu Arora-  कुछ आँखे बोलती है...- Uttarakhand

 Sejuti Gupta- 404 Not Found- Bengaluru, Karnataka

Ravi Prakash- चेहरा- Allahabad, UP

Hrudya Anna James- My home in the moonlight- Idukki, Kerala

Arshi Ansari- इश्क़- New Delhi, Delhi

Benidamika Latam- A Letter Because We Ran Out Of Time- Chutwakhu, Meghalaya

Dimple Karamchandani- GAD- Gorakhpur, UP

Indrani Chakraborty- Earth- Kolkata, West Bengal

Senjuti Sangia- Apollo- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Aakanksha Dwivedi- शिव- Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Gaurav Tewari- The Ragpicker- Nainital, Uttarakhand

Adesh Srivastava- समझ कर- Pratapgarh, UP

Shruti Shukla- Growing up- Kanpur, UP

Manngailun Zou- Daughters are children too- New Delhi

Jyoti Yadav- मैं घर जाना चाहती हूं- Rewari, Haryana

Lokendra Singh- In the Flux of Eternity- Ajmer, Rajasthan

Snowber Aaliya- Firefly- Ramban, J & K

Sreelakshmi Sudhakaran- circles- Bangalore, Karnataka

Sujata Singh- वजूद- Kanpur, UP

Sakshi Sharda- The same way- Kathmandu

Ayushi Shukla- जाने क्यों ?- Jabalpur, MP

Aashwin Joshi- Servant- Almora, Uttarakhand

Abinaya V- Who are you?- Chennai

Eesha Roy- 10am, Burqa and Uncle- Pune, Maharashtra

Iti Ipsita- Choices- Bhadrak,Odisha

Sahana Mukherjee- Anniversary- Kolkata, WB

Sangeeta Kumari- एक विकृत आकृति सी- Ranchi, Jharkhand

Ishan Dubey- Envy- Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Shantam Raj- No Ambulance for Fish- Chennai, TN

Aishwarya Javalgekar- When I wake up- Gorakhpur, UP

Ishika Garg- अब न हो निराश तू- Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Alolika Dutta- Dear Dadu- Mumbai

Aditi Dadhich- सपने- Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Sonia Sabnis- You and I- Bardez, Goa

Amanda Basaiawmoit- A Letter to my son- Shillong, Meghalaya

Malvika Vazalwar- You are that Master- Nagpur, Maharashtra

Angel Baby- Because salary is the bribe they give you to forget your dreams- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mathew John- A Man of Reason- Kottayam,Kerala

Vivek Chakraborty- क्या यही प्यार है?- Jharsugudha, Odissa

Yashi Tripathi- Madness- Noida, UP

Sidhant Setu- लाल दुपट्टे में बहता सूरज- Patna, Bihar

Jung Tzudir- Love clowns- Dimapur,Nagaland

Sukanya Shaji- Valour- Hyderabad, Telangana

Pooja Sharma- मिलेगी मंज़िल - एक बेहतर कल- Hamirpur, HP

Tanmay Guha Neogi-  तुम और मै- Jabalpur

Shaanika Rakesh- Denied Justice- Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Shreshtha Awasthi- The girl who dances on the rope- Lucknow, UP

Madhusudan Mahawar- कविता - इश्क़ की ये सर्द हवाएँ- Pushkar, Rajasthan

Lavanya Rana- A missing statistic- Bhopal, MP

Vrinda Sehgal- Hot ciders- New Delhi

Jagriti Wadhwa- लाल- Damoh, MP    

Yadawanka Pala- I could have been saved- Shillong, Meghalaya

Vishakha Tungar- Welcome to Society- Aurangabad

Lekson Hiri- The Beast in Beauty- Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

Ishita Bagchi- Wishes of a Tainted Soul- Kolkata, WB

Ipsita Acharya-The Second Self-Kharagpur

Priya Joshi- नवामि शंकर-New Delhi

Geethanjali C-Vignettes from Kashmir- Kerala

Shreya Sikka-Stereotypes-Haryana 

Ankita Brahma- Home- Assam

Nirali Mehta- सपना मेरा टूटा- Gujarat

Vivek Rai- "मैं तुम्हे फिर मिलूंगी "-MadhyaPradesh

Deyir Nalo- SHADOW-  Uttar Pradesh

Krati Gahlot-अनंत- Indore

Esha Srivastava-Crescent Visitor- New Delhi

Abhivyakti Singh- I am my muse- Chhattisgarh

Swati Sahoo-Love in autumn-  Odisha

Himanshu Pant-मां- Pithoragarh

Shreya Deshpande- इन्कार- Pune

Vaibhavi Tiwari- मरियादा- Gurgaon

Shreya Lal- Nutshell- Jharkhand

Ahel Choudhury-देहाँत इंसानियत का- Guwahati

Tanvi Nishchal- Lakh Jatan- New Delhi

Bani Allagh- Fine Wine - New Delhi

Ishan Mukhopadhyay- From an Artist's Lover-Kolkata 

Mehul Thakkar-  रेत से बना आशियाना- Vadodara

Rishav Sahoo- The Smell of Home- Balasore

Deepanjali Sharma- Shrouded Tradition-Jammu and Kashmir

Chakshu Purohit- खुद को ही तो जान लो- Rajasthan

Viplav Singh-  बीती रात- Bengaluru

Rajanikant Gajera- याद- Ahmedabad

Vediccaa Ramdanee-  Vivid- New Delhi

OM PRAVESH KUMAR RAVI-  हे नारी- JHARKHAND

Bidisha Ganguly- Nightfall- Kolkata

Vinita Jain-  ज़िन्दगी- Tezpur, Assam 

Anusha M- Untie- Bengaluru, Karnataka

Merlin Maria- crossroads

Meera Geetha- Hampi, the city of ruins- Bengaluru, KA

Nirali Bandaru- A Tale- Vellore, Tamil Nadu

Asavari Sharma- Postcolonial Hangover- Gurgaon, Haryana

Gulshan Kumar- शायद नहीं,पता नहीं- Gaya, Bihar

Ankita Apurva- The taste of yours- Ranchi, Jharkhand

Ankush Banerjee- A Brief Guide to Unlearning Loss by Eating Sugar- New Delhi, Delhi

Hena Mary Jose Paul- Hey Brown Woman- Bengauluru, KA

Nachiket Dhote- क्या मै ज़िंदा हूँ- Nagpur, Maharashtra

Archit Roy- तुम प्यार हो या पागलपन हो!- Vellore, Tamil Nadu

Mohammad Udaipurwala- Petrichor- Secundarabad

Sushmita Regmi- Coffee- Udalguri, Assam

Saurabh Pandey- Love and Cheesecakes- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Snigdha Chaya Saikia- my therapist tells me I'm haunted- Guwahati, Assam

Kritika Swami- EXPECTATIONS VS. REALITY- Jaipur, Rajasthan

Vidhi Sharma- उत्तरदायित्व- Nagpur, Maharashtra

Renn J- The Broken Elevator- Bengaluru, KA

Megha Singhal- An ode to addicts- New Delhi, Delhi

Apaar Singhal- Roots & Shoots- New Delhi, Delhi

Deepak Kumar- हिंसा भीड़ की- Sangamner, Maharashtra

Arshi Hussain- We grew up- Kolkata, West Bengal

Kartikey Sehgal- It is the mind- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mehar Sharma- विरान गांव- New Delhi, Delhi

Sejal Garg- साथ, हमेशा के लिए?- Ballabgarh, Haryana

Gurpartap Singh- The Marriage Party of Kali Yuga, The Age of Vice- Mohali, Punjab

Aakaash Francis- Don't Look At Me With Yesterday's Eyes- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Anjali Pathak- अश्रु- Solan, Himachal Pradesh

Pragya Vyas- रात- Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Somya Dhankhar- Ode to the different- Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Manveen Kaur- Categorically Crippled- New Delhi, Delhi

Tanu Sonpali- Mom- Dindori, Madhya Pradesh

Nahida Tabassum- मगर मस्त मगन फिरता हूँ- Ramgarh, Jharkhand

Iona Banerjee- Unending Poetry- Kolkata, West Bengal

Darsana Kakati- Allegory of my life- Dibrugarh,Assam

Tanya Gupta- Stray Dog- Ghaziabad, UP

Siddiqa Mithaiwala- Erase- Mumbai, MH

Chetan Dorwal- विश्वास - Jaipur, Rajasthan

Surbhi Sharma- Deaf Walls- New Delhi, Delhi

Adittya Gupta- I ask why- Kolkata, West Bengal

Abhishek Kataria- चाँद और तुम- New Delhi, Delhi

Kanika Jain- ज़िन्दगी फिर खिलखिलाएगी- Bangalore, KA

Nishtha Nayar- The threads- Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Kanishka Parakh- शाम- Bilai, Chattisgarh

Meghna Das- +850- Kolkata, West Bengal

Muskan Nandwani- Chaos- Surat

Sanyukta Singh- Knock Knock, Who's There?- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Abhik Dasgupta- Katthaki- New Delhi, Delhi

Shivangi Sharma- Gone- New Delhi, Delhi

Aashiesh Agarwaal- Let me wallow in grief- New Delhi, Delhi

Prince Krishnan- Sponged out self- Kollam, Kerala

Cherisha Sonawala- Brazilian Burn- Mumbai, MH

Anushka Tiwari- To The Valley That Sleeps- New Delhi, Delhi

Zia Khan- I’m Just A Human- Thane, Maharashtra

Heta Shah- अब कोइ आए ना पास- Vadodara, Gujurat

Sayali Parkar- No other love- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Rajagopal Kaimal- In and Out- Bangalore, KA

Pratiksha Gopalakrishnan- A U T U M N W I T H O U T H A T E- Madura, Tamil Nadu

Raymond George Dias- Testament- Ernakulam, Kerala

Nila Chenthil- Sita’s Sorrow- Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Naveen Singh- नया रूप- Kanpur, UP

Shilpa Chowdhury- Haiku Tales- Howrah, West Bengal

Pawan Kumar Upadhyay- मेरा दामन अब तो मौत के आँचल में पलने लगा- Noida, UP

Carolin Yanglem- THE PAST, THE NACHOM, THE HOME- Imphal, Manipur

The winning poems have been uploaded on our website. We are excited to share them with you in the form of a free downloadable electronic book!

Read the winning poems by clicking below.

Thank you for your participation.