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The Sound Kitchen essay contests

It’s not just the quiz which wins you a prize! If you enter an essay contest, you'll receive a premium prize!

Here are the topics:

“This I Believe”: Write an essay about the principles that guide your life, what you have found to be true from your very own personal experience.

“My ‘Ordinary’ Hero": Write an essay about your un-sung hero – an “ordinary” person doing extraordinary things. The world is full of people who are quietly working to make the world a better place, in whatever way they can – it’s the nurse, the teacher, the mother. As listener Pramod Maheshwari said: “Just as small drops of water can fill a pitcher, small drops of kindness can change the world."

You can also win a prize if you write in about your most memorable moment, or your proudest achievement.

Be a co-chef in The Sound Kitchen! Send in your musical requests, your secret “guilty” pleasure (mine’s chocolate!), your tricks for remembering things, your favourite quotations and proverbs, descriptions of the local festivals you participate in, your weirdest dream, the book you are reading and what you think about it, or just your general all-around thoughts to:

Include a phone number, so I can call you. Put that pen to paper! Don’t put it off!


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