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Annual Creative Writing Contest Brings Out Students’ Creative Talents

EducationUSA Pakistan held its annual Creative Writing Contest this summer for students ages 16-18. More than 150 students from across the country submitted original works of fiction, centered around the theme of “Life in Pakistan”, highlighting the creative talent of Pakistan’s youth. Strong creative writing skills may be overlooked in some local schools, yet this skill is vital for students who want to pursue higher education in the United States.

The contest is advertised on social media, which extends EducationUSA visibility to students who may not be aware of the services available to them free of cost. Contest judges included Embassy Islamabad personnel, Fulbright alumni and local writers. Award ceremonies for winners, honorable mention recipients, parents and school counselors were held in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.

Read the winning stories here: 1st Prize: Untitled by Zahra Azaj2nd Place: The Tale of the Bootwallah by Taimur Adnan, and 3rd Place: Untitled by Noor Shahzad. Again, our heartiest congratulations to the winners!


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