Tuesday, August 21

Results - Poetry Writing Contest: 2

Dear Poets,

Thank you for participating in Ekphrasis India's Poetry Writing Contest: 2. We truly appreciate your time and effort. The judges surely had a tough time! We are extremely happy to announce the results.

But before we do that, let us know about EI

EI, Ekphrasis India's online magazine, aims to bridge the gap between various art forms. It promotes budding artists and poets by giving them a platform to express their creativity.
The Editorial Board includes Samik Bhattacharya, Rahul Sharma, Mihir Vatsa, Anukriti Sharma.

We are proud to showcase a glimpse of EI 's second issue. It will be released by the end of September.

Here's the cover (Concept and Design - Anukriti Sharma)
We have chosen 49 beautiful poems for this issue of EI ( The poems shall be published in our magazine along with a short bio/photograph of the poet). Ekphrasis India team wishes all the poets the very best in life. Many Many Congratulations to all of you!

EI's featured poets along with their poems are (in alphabetical order) :

1. Aditya Singh - Red was the Colour
2. Aman Mathur- The Forbidden Fruit
3. Amlandeep Bhattacharya - Confusing Times
4. Amrit Sinha - Canvas
5. Anindita Deo - Parasitic Harmony
6. Arvind Kumar Sharma - The Portrayed Souls
7. Aryak Ray - The Red, the Dream, and She
8. Avantika Kaushik - Eve with an Apple
9. Cinthya Anand - The Mask
10. Debasmita Ghosh - The Knife under my Skin
11. Dr A V Koshy - W--king with Colours
12. Dr Aprilia Zank- Mirroring
13. Dr Nicola Coutinho - Beneath the Surface
14. Gajendra Mohan Jha - Break Free
15. Gayatri Soni - Birth of Beauty with Dignity
16. Gorakhnath Gangane - Lifeless
17. James Heller Levinson - Countenance Curational
18. John Fraser. R - Marriage of the Moneylender's Daughter
19. Kanchan Jindal - Who am I?
20. Kavya Sharma - Eve-ness
21. Kriti Sharma - Corners
22. Kritika Pramod Kulshrestha- The Wrath of Betrayal
23. Maliny Mohan - Mirror Hues
24. Manaswita Ghosh- Born in a Closet
25. Mugdha Basu - The Pieces Black and White
26. Nandini Garg - Of the Inopportune!
27. Neeraj Naidu - Bloodstained Dream
28. Nikhita Satnalika - Unrevealed Mask
29. Paramjit Paul - A Tainted Chronicle
30. Piyush Dayalal Bhatt - My Perception
31. Pooja Lokhande - Unrest of Desire
32. Pooja Sharma Rao - Crimson
33. Preeti Singh - Canvas
34. Ragini Puri - Masquerade
35. Rekha Seshadri - Bittersweet Meetings
36. Rukhaya MK - The Lost Canvas
37. Rupam Goswami - Camouflage: Colours of Redemption
38. Saptarshi Basu - Dead Man Talking39. Sarat Kumar Saikia - 
40. Saravana Kumar Murugan - Cry of a Night Queen
41. Sheetal Kakar - Very Few Times I Fall in Love with Myself
42. Shloka Shankar - Phoenix. Apparently
43. Soujanya. B - The Apple of my Blind Eyes
44. Souvik Sinha - Behold my Love
45. Sukanya Kar - A Masked Existence
46. Susma Sharma Gurumayum - His Fantasy
47. Tom Thomas - Gloom
48. Zeenath Ibrahim - Broken Images
49. Zepphora Lyngdoh - Disguise

The magazine would be online by April 30
If you have any queries or would like make a contribution in EI -
Mail us at ekphrasis.india@gmail.com

The Winners of Poetry Writing Contest: 2
So here are the results! Heartiest Congratulations to all the winners! We shall soon contact you.

1st Prize - Receives a special prize from Ekphrasis India, worth 350/- INR
Rukhaya MK for the poem "The Lost Canvas"
Kerala, India

2nd Prize - Receives a special prize from Ekphrasis India worth 250/- INR
Shloka Shankar for the poem "Phoenix. Apparently."
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

3rd Prize -  Receives a special prize from Ekphrasis India worth 200/- INR
Zeenath Ibrahim for the poem "Broken Images"
Calicut, Kerala, India

4th Prize -  Receives a special prize from Ekphrasis India worth 150/- INR
Kavya Sharma for the poem "Eve-ness"
New Delhi, India

5th Prize - Poem to be published in Vayavya/ Impulse magazine
Shared by:
James Heller Levinson for the poem 'Countenance Curational'
New York, USA
Nandini Garg for the poem 'Of the Inopportune!'
Bahadurgarh, Haryana, India

Thank you,
Ekphrasis India Team


  1. Yes!.....though I haven't won but it has been chosen by you to get published in your magazine, I'm happy.

    Thank you so much!
    Love you! :)

  2. thanks a lot EI .. my heart was beating fast deadly ... when i clicked the link n then bingo i saw my name once again on the list... love you all... <3

  3. Thank you so much EI.. Glad to get featured.. Happy!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful cover.. I love the concept of the cover..

    Someone is Special

  4. It was a pleasure participating in such a contest! Thank You. Also pleased to have been chosen! Congratulations to all the winning poets! Happy poetry! Happy writing. Wishing you all peace and harmony.

  5. Wow ... I am really glad my poem made it to the list of 49 :-) Congrats to the others as well :-)

  6. congrats to rukhya mk and zeenath ibrahim daughters of mohammed kunhi of peruvad kumbala in kasaragod dt. proud of them

  7. Congrats to all the winners...look forward to reading their verses. I dabble in poetry though prose is my first love, and am glad to be on one of the 49.
    That's a beautiful cover.

  8. Thank you for including my poem in the list!

  9. it was an honour to find my poem in top 49 reaallly glad !!
    thnkss and congrats to othersssssssss!!

  10. Eagerly waiting for the e-publication. When will it be released?

  11. When would the e-magazine come out? Please, provide the link ASAP!

  12. Is the magazine out yet? A link to it would be nice...

  13. Hello Ekphrasis,
    Waiting for the issue publication. Please upload the magazine.