Announcing the winners of Curtin Dubai Writing and Hackathon Competition

In May, Curtin University Dubai announced its first nation-wide Writing and Hackathon Competition where students from grades 9 to 13 were invited to participate from schools across the UAE.

The online competition was open to budding writers and innovators with an incredible opportunity to win exciting prizes including a 75% scholarship to study at Curtin Dubai and retail vouchers worth of up to AED 2,000.

The competition saw participation from over 1000 students across Arts, Business, Science and the Hackathon categories from which twelve students stood out amongst their peers. We are pleased to congratulate the following students on their success after six weeks of intense research and preparation.


Overall Grand Prize Winner – Writing Competition

Pulkit Hement Chhabra – JSS International School Dubai


Category Winners – Arts

Winner: Priscilla Ninesh – Al Diyafah High School

First Runner Up: Yumnaa Ali – Delhi Private School Dubai

Second Runner Up: Alyssa Dela Cruz – GEMS Cambridge International School Abu Dhabi


Category Winners – Business

Winner: Mahima Prathiha De Alwis – St. Mary’s Catholic High School Dubai

First Runner Up: Yash Satish Dave – GEMS Modern Academy

Second Runner Up: Rida Chougule – Delhi Private School Dubai


Category Winners – Sciences

Winner: Pulkit Hement Chhabra – JSS International School Dubai

First Runner Up: Lahiru Sanmith Udawatta – RAK Academy

Second Runner Up: Jonathan John Thomas – Our Own High School, Al Warqa


Hackathon Winners

Winner: Adarsh Gadala – Leaders Private School

First Runner Up: Om Gupta – Our Own English High School Sharjah, Boys’ Branch

Second Runner Up: Mohamed Firas Adil – Our Own English High School Sharjah, Boys’ Branch


For more information, please email us at [email protected] for further details.

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