Provided by Shaili Priya
Dhruv Amitabh had a big night to celebrate. His short story titled ‘The First Grade Field Trip’ was selected as one of the winning stories amongst numerous entries received from across the globe. It was published in the 2021 ‘iWRITE Short Stories by Kids for Kids Publishing Contest’s Anthology Vol. 12′. All winning Authors and Illustrators were invited to iWRITE’s big Book Signing Celebration at the Hyatt Regency in Houston on Nov. 12. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.
“Winning the contest and becoming a published author is encouraging and gives me a sense of accomplishment,” says Dhruv, a grade six student at Linton Hall School, a private school in Prince William County. ” I am proud to be one of the winners. This event allowed me to meet other talented authors, and now I want to continue writing. I am happy my school and county were mentioned at the red-carpet book signing event. “
The writing/illustration contest, organized by iWRITE Non-Profit Organization, encourages young aspiring authors, poets, playwrights, and illustrators to build their writing confidence and become published authors. Each year, out of all the entries received, judges ultimately select a handful of students for a professional publication, and those students are honored at an annual book-signing event. All award-winning entries are compiled by iWRITE to produce an anthology called I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids.
Dhruv is turning out to be a prolific author. He has written many short stories to his credit. He also co-authored a fiction novel called “The One Who Started It All” during the summer break. “I am thankful to my parents, who have always encouraged me to write. This achievement motivates me to continue writing, and I hope to become an author when I grow up.”