Nicole Chinery of Sap’s School displaying a symbolic cheque for her win as she is sandwiched by her happy parents
Sap’s School in Accra produced the second and third winners for this year’s Citi FM Write Away literary competition, the overall win going to Hannah Yeboah of the Beacon International School in Peduase.
For her prize, Hannah Yeboah received a cash prize of GH¢5,000, while her school was given GH¢10,000.
Nicole Chinery and Goloh Lily Eli, both from the Sap’s School in Accra, placed second and third respectively.
They also received GH¢4,000 and GH¢3,000 for placing second and third.
The grand finale of the the Write Away contest was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra, where all the top 20 shortlisted contestants in the competition received GH¢500 each from Moneygram.
This was the 11th edition of the annual writing contest which challenges the creativity and writing skills of children between the ages of 10 and 14.
Parents and their wards were at the Holiday Inn Hotel to witness the event.
The Write Away Contest is an annual competition that is geared towards encouraging children to read and write.
This year, the contestants were expected to write a story that ended with the phrase, ‘fortune favours the bold’ the deadline for submission of entries was September 30, 2016.
Thousands of entries were received from across the country, but 20 were shortlisted.
After the list was put out, these children came to the offices of Citi FM where they were interviewed, after which 10 finalists were selected.
The 2016 Write Away Contest is sponsored by Moneygram and the Students Loan Trust Fund.