FINALLY! The results for Pratham Books’ Retell, Remix and Rejoice contest 2018 is here! A big thank you to all the participants for taking part, and being super patient with us as the judges read through each of your wonderful stories.

This year we received a whopping 115+ entries. We were pleased to see even more original language entries than previous years. We received 55 stories in English, 29 in Hindi, 14 in Marathi, 11 in Tamil and 6 stories in Kannada!

Our panel of judges were impressed with the quality of the stories submitted and the creativity of the authors. All 115 entries were read, re-read and then read once again by Pratham Books’ crack team of editors who have a deep and abiding love for children's picture books.

And now, on to the results! Drum roll please! This year, we have 3 winning finalists:


Each finalist will receive a gift hamper of books from Pratham Books and will have a one-on-one feedback session with a Pratham Books editor. One final story will then be chosen for illustration.

Here’s what our judges had to say about the finalists’ stories!

मेरी सबसे प्यारी वाली नानी  “You can never have enough grandmothers! The story was refreshing because of its different but quirky grandmothers. Each grandmother had something interesting to offer to her grandchild! It was lovely that the writer had placed no limitations on what women are capable of doing and enjoying with their family.”

What Did I Catch in the Garden? “The rambling, meandering way the protagonist finds her way towards an original poem was quite lovely!"

We Are A Family  “Inclusive, diverse, respectful of a child's curiosity - what’s not to love about this story?”

Congratulations to our finalists! You’ll be hearing from us shortly via email. 

Read all the Retell, Remix and Rejoice entries.

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