SikhNet's 2019 Script Writing Contest ~ Announcing Winners!

SikhNet has just completed hosting its second story script competition and the Results are out.

Announcing the Winners!
SikhNet's 2019 Script Writing Contest

SikhNet has just completed hosting its second story script competition. The last one was quite a while ago and resulted in the ‘Team Khalsa Save the Langar’ story and animation. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's contest. It was a real pleasure to read through all the amazing, creative submissions! 

Now, we are happy to announce the winners of this year’s contest!

Junior Category - up to 15 years old

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Intermediate Category - Ages 16-24

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Senior Category - Ages 25+

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Judges Honorable Mentions

(In no particular order)

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I Can Wear a Turban Too

Written by 13 year old Ishnoor Kaur from Dubai, UAE
When the family is pressuring her brother to wear a turban, a young Sikh girl asks why she can’t wear one as well. In the end, the brother finds unexpected inspiration where others had failed to provide it, through his sister, and they decide to walk Guru’s path together. It is very true to life story since there are more Kaurs standing up to wear turbans now when it has been commonly expected that only the males do. It is a message about equality and living as Guruji’s Sikh.

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Guru ji is Within You

Written by 10 year old Kailan Singh from London, UK
Siblings are disappointed when their grandmother gives them nitnems instead of other fun gifts they expected. But in their dreams they have life altering meetings with Guru Nanak, Guru Gobind Singh and Mata Sahib Kaur. From then on, they keep their nitnem and realize how much better it is than other entertainment. Great message and very engaging to read.

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Powered by Nau Nidh

Written by 13 year old Mehar Kaur Singh from E. Greenbrush NY, USA
A Sikh girl who studies martial arts is confronted by two men who might assault her. She invokes the 9th Guru and gains the strength to knock the men back. The story teaches about gender equality and about the nine treasures that are mentioned in ardas. 

 

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Adventures of Charan & Sehaj

Written by 13 year old Guneet Kaur from Canton Michigan, USA
Siblings chance upon a sword from Guru Ram Das which splits in two and transports them to another realm. There, they have to battle monstrous animals... who are in reality the five vices in the forms of animals. This is an exciting adventure which deals with vices in a very visual way. 

 

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Kindness Super Power

Written by 12 year old Gia Chadha from Westbury NY, USA

Siblings are enthralled by powers from comic book superheroes. Their mom teaches them about a real life super power that they can have: Kindness. They discover how powerful and amazing kindness is when they go to the gurdwara and help people. This was one of the sweetest scripts we’ve seen.

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Gadget Sikh

Written by 10 year old Sahibajit Singh from Sterling Heights MI, USA
Gadget Sikh jumps into action to prevent Manmukh from using a bomb in a crowded public mall. This adventure story was engaging and gave a surprisingly compelling motivation for the villain.

 

 

 

 

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Gursahib's Super Power

Written by nine year old Navreen Kaur from Brampton ON, Canada
A sister convinces her brother to meditate. He begins to feel God's presence everywhere. This story has a very sweet and spiritual message.

Our Profound Thanks

We send out a huge Thank You to everyone who participated. Thank you also to our parent judge panel for helping us to make the difficult decision among so many good scripts. We look forward to working with the author to produce the junior 1st place winner into an animated story. And we hope to produce other stories as well! 

Thank you again to all the donors who gave to our SikhNet Stories fundraiser and those parents who inspired the relaunching of the SikhNet Stories project!!! Good stories make good children.

Blessing to us and our future, 
Harijot Singh Khalsa, Darshan Kaur,
and the whole SikhNet Team

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PS - It costs us around $5000 to create an audio story and then to animate it. If you would like to support our efforts to bring more stories to life, please donate $31, or whatever you are comfortable with, to support SikhNet Stories! Thank you.

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