Bocas Lit Fest

Congratulations to David Ryan (8), and Josh Hansraj (9), the winners of Dragonzilla’s Short Story Writing Challenge 2021

They emerged as the winners in the 5-8 and 9-12 categories respectively, out of over 100 entries submitted in the first stage of the writing challenge, telling us about their Covid-19 experiences in Trinidad and Tobago.

Twenty-one finalists were selected to go on to Phase 2, and they prepared the most wonderfully creative videos of themselves reading their original stories. The videos with the most likes at the end of the voting period are this year’s People’s Choice Award winners – Vishawn Gosyne, (8), and Ashmita Ramoutar, (11)! Hooray! You can still see all the 2021 finalists’ videos over on the Tobago Library Services Facebook page.

This year we partnered with Dragonzilla’s friends at the Tobago Library Services and NALIS to help young ones discover the joy of writing and gain confidence in their literary skills, especially while they remain apart from your schoolmates and friends. Look out for the recording of the winners collecting their prizes soon!

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