World Handwriting Contest 2014 winners, a Nepali girls script her way to success

Aug 2014 Source: World Handwriting Contest

World Handwriting Contest 2014 has declared their winners and a young girl, Sworima Shakya,12 managed to awe the world with her exquisite & flawless handwriting.She was declared as the World Champ-PEN for the World Handwriting Contest 2014. Out of the 21 winners, 9 are from India and have won in various categories of the World Handwriting Contest.

World Handwriting Contest WinnerSaumya Shakya on the right- World handwring Contest winner 2014

Shakya, a resident of Ombahal in Kathmandu,Nepal won first place in this year's competition in the under 13 category for cursive- artistic handwriting and was also declared as this year's World Champ-PEN. She also secured second place in the same category in last year's competition. Ecstatic on making their country proud, Shakya, when interviewed, claimed to be very excited and surprised on hearing the results and solely attributed her hard work for fueling her victory. Vinod Tellaputta from Vijaywada, India has won first prize in age 20-64 years category in functional cursive handwriting, Rohit Bisht from New Delhi has won first prize in age 20-64 years category in artistic cursive handwriting,B. Kavin Kumaram from Tamil Nadu has won first prize in age 8-12 years category in functional handwriting manuscript and Shlok Mane from Mumbai has won first prize in age 7 years and under category in functional cursive handwriting.

This Annual competition is not gender or age discriminative and has five age categories,  1) Children ( below 8 years of age) 2) Pre-teens ( 8-12years ) 3)Teens(13-19) 4)Adults(20-65) and 5)Seniors ( 65 and above) under which the participants are judged. Contestants are required to apply by sending a sample of their hand writing to be considered for the actual competition.

The contestants are judged based on various criteria such as choice of layout and margin, spacing between letters and words, consistency of letter size, neatness,  general appearance and spelling. These rigorous judging criteria make these winners even more worthy of our praise and acclaim for not only winning  but also bringing to the fore a developing country like Nepal which struggles with its literacy rate and educational progress. Winning first prize for three times in the competition qualifies a participant to be bestowed with the title of "Lifetime winner".  The 2015 contest will accept entries from January 1st 2015 to July 1st 2015. The 2014 contest saw  606 entries and the competition only looks forward  to more participation, standing true to it's motto - " Every human has the right to write well"

World Handwriting Contest 2014 winners

Category

First Place

Second place

Senior- Functional-cursive

Maryjane Grotting, USA

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Senior -Functional-manuscript

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Senior- Artistic-cursive

Barbarra Barnet, UK

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Senior-Artistic-manuscript

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Adult- Functional-cursive

Vinod Tellaputta, India

Siddhant Mahrija, India

Adult -Functional-manuscript

Alyysa Bernhardt ,USA

Mahmuzza Kenneth, Norway

Adult -Artistic-cursive

Rohit Bisht, India

Zhaleh Maddhah,  Austria

Adult -Artistic-manuscript

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Teens- Functional-cursive

Rukshya Aryal , Nepal

Sakshi Sharma, India

Teens -Functional-manuscript

Henry Han, USA

Kevin Li, USA

Teens -Artistic-cursive

Swornima Shakya, Nepal World Champ PEN

Todd Masslyk, USA

Teens -Artistic-manuscript

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Pre-teens- Functional-cursive

Madeline Urling,USA

Jiahui Hou, China

Pre-teens Functional-manuscript

 B. Kavin Kumaram, India

Mihir Manjrekar, India

Pre-teens -Artistic-cursive

Min-Su-Kim, USA

Vedanth Devdiga, India

Pre-teens -Artistic-manuscript

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Children- Functional-cursive

Shlok Mane, India

Jeeval  Manchanda, India

Children -Functional-manuscript

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Children -Artistic-cursive

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Children -Artistic-manuscript

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 "  -  "  = No competent entries received

 

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