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Wingword Poetry Prize 2017

Congratulations to the winners of Wingword Poetry Prize 2017, the national poetry competition that provides recognition to young poets of Indian nationality. The competition is sponsored on an annual basis by Delhi Poetry Slam. 

This year, we are glad to announce that the quality of submissions were exceptionally high. Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with us. You can read the list of winners as well as our winning poems below. 

1st Prize: Winner INR 1,00,000 Vancouver Shullai- The Wait Shillong, Meghalaya

1st Prize: Winner INR 1,00,000

Vancouver Shullai- The Wait

Shillong, Meghalaya

2nd Prize Winner: INR 50,000 Debarshi Mitra- Still New Delhi

2nd Prize Winner: INR 50,000

Debarshi Mitra- Still

New Delhi

3rd Prize Winner: INR 25,000 Trijita Mukherjee- Kalyani New Delhi

3rd Prize Winner: INR 25,000

Trijita Mukherjee- Kalyani

New Delhi

Top 30: INR 10,000 Rohan Naidu- The Curd Won't Form, Now That You're Gone Hyderabad, Telangana

Top 30: INR 10,000

Rohan Naidu- The Curd Won't Form, Now That You're Gone

Hyderabad, Telangana

Top 30: INR 10,000 Jaisal Kapoor- Quarter Life Crisis Mumbai, Maharashtra  

Top 30: INR 10,000

Jaisal Kapoor- Quarter Life Crisis

Mumbai, Maharashtra

 

Top 30: INR 10,000 Ekshikaa S- 21 Barbies and 1 Ken Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Top 30: INR 10,000

Ekshikaa S- 21 Barbies and 1 Ken

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Top 30: INR 10,000 Aaditya Sharma- Monsoon Musings Guwahati, Assam

Top 30: INR 10,000

Aaditya Sharma- Monsoon Musings

Guwahati, Assam

Top 30: INR 10,000 Saniya Heeba- Abruptly Aware Roorkee, Uttarakhand

Top 30: INR 10,000

Saniya Heeba- Abruptly Aware

Roorkee, Uttarakhand

Top 30: INR 10,000 Mahika Khanduri- Trauma        New Delhi

Top 30: INR 10,000

Mahika Khanduri- Trauma       

New Delhi

Top 30: INR 10,000 Syed Ali Mudassar- Mother      New Delhi  

Top 30: INR 10,000

Syed Ali Mudassar- Mother     

New Delhi

 

Top 30: INR 10,000 Anuradha Rao- Mornings Bangalore, Karnataka

Top 30: INR 10,000

Anuradha Rao- Mornings

Bangalore, Karnataka

Top 30: INR 30,000 Aditya Lakshmi Ravichandran- Child of War Anupuram, Tamil Nadu

Top 30: INR 30,000

Aditya Lakshmi Ravichandran- Child of War

Anupuram, Tamil Nadu

Top 30: INR 10,000 Eesha Roy- Red is My Favourite Color Pune, Maharashtra

Top 30: INR 10,000

Eesha Roy- Red is My Favourite Color

Pune, Maharashtra

Top 30: INR 10,000 Supriya Shekhar Azad- Dearest Society Jammu and Kashmir

Top 30: INR 10,000

Supriya Shekhar Azad- Dearest Society

Jammu and Kashmir

Top 30: INR 10,000 Antara Chakraborty- Years in Tea Kolkata, West Bengal

Top 30: INR 10,000

Antara Chakraborty- Years in Tea

Kolkata, West Bengal

Top 30: INR 10,000 Shruti Shukla- Yes, I Shop Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Top 30: INR 10,000

Shruti Shukla- Yes, I Shop

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Top 30: INR 10,000 Jash Dholani- All Cracks Are Smiling Now Sonepat, Haryana

Top 30: INR 10,000

Jash Dholani- All Cracks Are Smiling Now

Sonepat, Haryana

Top 30: INR 10,000 Meghna Chatterjee- A Ride Away From Home Kolkata, West Bengal

Top 30: INR 10,000

Meghna Chatterjee- A Ride Away From Home

Kolkata, West Bengal

Top 30: INR 10,000 Merab Wangchuk- Monachopsis Kolkata, West Bengal

Top 30: INR 10,000

Merab Wangchuk- Monachopsis

Kolkata, West Bengal

Top 30: INR 10,000

Zainab Ummer Farook- Homecoming- Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Ananya Ray- Syria- Kolkata, West Bengal

Sushruti Tripathi- Nothing is how I feel- New Delhi

Priyam Gupta- Thank You Note- Mumbai, Maharashtra

Hiya Mukherjee- Becoming Unbecoming- Kolkata, West Bengal

Bikash Kena- Kintsukuroi- Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh 

Aratrika Ghose- An Ode to the Odd Ones- Kolkata, West Bengal

Sneha Roy- Alfaaz- Sonitpur, Assam

Kaavya Ranjith- Phonecall- Pune, Maharastra, India 

Aashika Suresh- Unlearn- Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Dibyangee Saha- (Un)wisden- Kolkata, West Bengal

Wikim Ajang- Darling Mother- Tirap, Arunachal Pradesh

Suveni Madan- Infidelity- New Delhi, Delhi NCR

The winning ceremony will be held from May 27th- May 28th in New Delhi. All winners, shortlisted poets and their families are invited to attend the prize distribution function.