Rockstand, eBook and eMagazine application on Mobile & Tablet announced the winners of “My First Book at ROCKSTAND” contest. Mr. Vishnuvardhan from Chennai and, Miss. Kimberly Rowe from Mumbai emerged out as the winners of the contest, they have written on the topic My Rendezvous with God and My First Love respectively. Winners from junior category are Ayush Bakshi for topic ‘My Rendezvous with God’ and Udbhav Kansal for ‘Meri Kahani Photo ki Zubani’.
Since its launch in January, the “My First Book at ROCKSTAND” contest received more than 5000 entries across India and the writers included from all the age groups.
Announcing the winners, Mr. Praveen Rajpal, Founder & Director, RockASAP Retail Pvt. Ltd said “We are extremely delighted to receive such a great response from writers across the country. India is a country which has immense talent and we are proud that we created a platform for the writers to showcase their talent at Rockstand. In a few weeks the winner’s piece will be published on Rockstand and seeing this huge response we are now dedicating ourselves to the cause of ensuring that people realize their dreams of being a writer by making this an annual event. We would also like to thank our eminent jury members and will look forward to their support and presence in the forthcoming contest of ‘My first book at ROCKSTAND’.”
The jury members for “My First Book at ROCKSTAND” contest included Dr Chandan Mitra, Managing Director & Editor, The Pioneer, Arindam Mukherjee, Senior Assistant Editor, Outlook, Prabhjot Singh, Chief of Bureau, The Tribune, Ritwik Mukherjee, Senior Assistant Editor, Financial Chronicle, Navneet Mendiratta, Deputy Editor - Exotica, The Pioneer, R Srinivasan, Associate Editor, The Hindu Business Line, Onkar Sharma, Assistant Editor, Dataquest, Varun Bhansali, Output Editor at NDTV, Satya Brahma, CEO & Editor-In-Chief, Network 7 Media Group, Rajeev Ranjan Jha, Editor, Nivesh Manthan, Bipin Chandran, Editorial Consultant, Exchange4Media Group, Stavan Desai, Executive Editor, Divya Bhaskar and Arun Arora, Group Head and EVP, Corp Comm – GVK.
With this contest, Rockstand has introduced a platform for the budding writers through ‘Self Publishing’ which aims to open new avenues for many writers who are willing to write, no matter they have formal training or not, and publish their work. By digitally publishing their book, they will get an opportunity to showcase their work on a global platform and get recognition for their work.