Winners of The Google Wordmasters Challenge 2006 were declared through a Press Release on 9th November. First prize goes to Vamsi Krishna Nakkina, from Hyderabad. Great Going Vamsi !! Congratulations Vamsi!!
Here’s the list of the Top Ten Finalists:
Rank, Name of winner & City from which contested as follows;
1 Vamsi Krishna Nakkina from Hyderabad
2 Karunguzhi Nalini from Bangalore
3 Amrita Singh from Delhi
4 Shriganesh Joshi from Mumbai
5 Shyamalima Sengupta from Bangalore
6 Ravi Rao from Mumbai
7 Tulika Srimal from Hyderabad
8 Debdutta Saha from Hyderabad
9 Terence Tuhinanshu from Indore
10 Geeta Ganapathy from Bangalore
First prize winner Vamsi gets Rs 1,00,000/- as Cash Prize.
Second Prize winner Karunguzhi gets Rs 75,000/- as Cash Prize.
Third Prize winner Amrita gets Rs 50,000/- as Cash Prize.
Vamsi also gets a Course in creative writing from a Top University abroad…WoW !!
Director Online Sales and Operations, Google India, Roy Gilbert said that “Wordmasters 2006 was a platform to identify and celebrate Indiaâ€™s top English writing talent and we are thrilled with both the response and the quality of talent we have seen. At Google, our users, customers and partners expect high quality communication and we hope that such contests will provide further opportunities to attract strong writing talent to Google.â€
For those who are wondering as to what this is all about, well, The Google Wordmasters Challenge 2006 was conducted simultaneously in 10 cities across India, these cities were Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kochi & Indore. My earlier post on it was covered on 30th September here.
The Press Release is here
Finally!! I though this was just a publicity stunt!