For her story "The Green Warrior"
For her story "Jamila’s Habibi'
For his story "Create the Chain"
Most Thought-Provoking Dialogues
Most Riveting Use of Language
Mir, 10, is a student at The Winchester School, Jebel Ali. Mir loves to read and believes that words are the most powerful tools of change in the world. A recipient of Diana Award 2020, Mir is deeply committed to environmental protection. He dreams of a world where every form of life is valued and respected, a world where every voice matters.
Joshua Melwin is a creative and helpful boy from School of Knowledge, Sharjah. His favourite activities include drawing, making stop motion films and reading books. His aspiration is to become a NASA Engineer or an animator and he dreams of making a famous full length animated film to entertain people. Joshua is 12 years old.
Meghna Senthil Kumar
Meghna Senthilkumar is Passionate reader and a fifth grader from Our Own English High school - Girls, Sharjah. Her Interests are reading, writing, astronomy and science. She’s is creative young girl and wants to be a renowned author. Her dream is to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls across the world because she believes that all humans should be treated as one and everyone should get equal opportunities . Meghna is 10 years old.
Most Gripping Climax
Hazza Al-Ameri is an enthusiastic learner from ADNOC schools. His favorite subject is social studies because he likes understanding today and the future based on historical events and he aspires to be an archeologist. His dream is to see more empathy towards the environment because he believes this leads towards changes. Hazza is 11 years old.
Aditi is a compassionate and committed eco-warrior from the Winchester School. Striving to make a difference, she volunteers and fundraises for humanitarian campaigns supporting education. A creative painter, radio show host and published author, she embraces every opportunity to raise awareness on social issues and work for a sustainable future to imperatively protect our precious planet. Aditi is 12 years old.
Most Captivating Setting
Most Harmonious Inclusion of a theme
Ioana Stefanova studies in Raha International School in Abu Dhabi. She is smart, funny and caring and loves reading about animals and nature. Ioana aspires to become a scientist and she wants to invent a device for cleaning the oceans. Her dream is to help animals in danger. She believes that all animals should have the right to live safe and free. Ioana is 9 years old.
The Award ceremony
The first winners of the Middle East edition of the Voices of Future Generations were announced at a digital award ceremony, streamed live from the Zabeel Ladies Club, Dubai on 27 September 2020.
The First Anthology
Here is a preview!
The book Young Voices of Arabia contains all the winning entries, and shares a hopeful vision for the future. Take a look, and perhaps you will feel inspired to write a story too!