The International Poem Writing Competition was recently organized by Cherry Book Awards. It was a unique competition as the participants from various countries like India, Pakistan, Iran, Canada, and USA participated. English and Hindi poems were submitted by well established poets as well as inspiring poets.
The jury members were
Pragya Gogoi – Winner, Season 1, Cherry Book Awards (Poem/Verse Category)
Mrityunjay – Winner, Season 2, Cherry Book Awards (Poem/Verse Category)
Rahul Shukla – Winner, Season 2, Cherry Book Awards (Poem/Verse Category)
Suman Bhattacharya – Winner, Season 3, Cherry Book Awards (Poem/Verse Category)
It was a unique and fair judgement as all judges were given the pdf of all contesting poems without mentioning the names of the poets. The four jury members scored the poems in a sheet based on various parameters. The winners were decided by the poems scoring the highest number of points.
Here is the winner announcement:
Shravani PT for her English Poem Almost (Pause): Before and After
Pooja Pandey for her Hindi Poem Kash Zindagi Sachmuch ek Kitab hoti
Anu Lal for his English Poem We The Broken Ones
Ashraf Ali Mirzapuri for his Hindi Poem Hai Andheri Raat Me Diya Jalana Kab Mana
Apart from the winners, there were some amazing poems that missed the first/second position by the barest of all margins. These amazing poems and poets were awarded The Special Mention at the International Poem Writing Competition.
Ayush Shukla for Fear
Shravani PT for If you cannot find me
Nandita Mittal for Beautifully broken forever
Ashif Jamal for Itna Mushqil Kyu Hai Tumhara
Dr. Romila Chitturi for The Sky is not the limit
Aastha Khodaria for Just Remember to Breathe
The event was a success and Cherry Book Awards would organize many more such events in the future too.