Children’s Day Contest

Posted: November 12, 2010

Childhood is a time of dreams, of shared secrets, of the impossible being possible. Enter the Women’s Web ‘Secret World’ Children’s Day Contest. 

Remember a time when playing Chinese whispers could send the entire class rolling with laughter? When you had your own language to guard against the watchful ears of adults? Today, on 14th November, Children’s Day, we’re kicking off our latest contest that celebrates this magical time. Let’s celebrate the child in each one of us!

What do I need to do? Couldn’t be simpler! Give us a 1 line phrase or caption or dialogue (or any sort of line really!) that you think goes well with this image below. Place your entry as a comment here. 



– 1 line only. Your line can be short or long, but using commonsense rules, it must qualify as a single line. (In other words, writing a paragraph using ten phrases separated by semi-colons won’t work!)

– Your entry must be dated between 14th and 21st Nov, 2010 

– One entry per person


calvin&hobbes_1.jpgAha – the goodies! For the two best captions, we have a fantastic prize indeed! We’ll be giving each winner* a copy of Calvin & Hobbes: Yukon Ho!, that classic of childhood adventure by Bill Patterson dealing with Superhero Calvin and sidekick Hobbes, perhaps the best-loved imaginary animal that ever existed.

We hope you’re going to come up with a better line than that – so get started!

Remember – contest ends on 21st Nov, 10.00 p.m IST, so get your entry in now…. 

(* While anyone around the world can participate in the contest, at the moment, we’re unable to ship prizes outside India. Prizes can only be sent to a valid address in India)

UPDATE: A BIG Thank you to all who participated! We have our winners – Commentor #12 Ritika and #13 rpreethikrishnan for their comments that totally captured the essence of the photograph! Congrats, winners – your Calvin & Hobbes book will reach you soon!

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  1. Caressing whispers…

  2. “Pata hai,Aaj mummy ne khane mein kya banaya?.”

  3. Tiki Tiki Timbo Nosi Nimbo Hoi Poi Puski Poi Pando Hiki Pan Pan Niki Nomi Adim Poi!

  4. Only we
    Just us
    dont tell anyone else

  5. The gift of a friendship is a whisper from the heart.

  6. “Shall I tell you a secret?”

  7. The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time !!!!

  8. Priceless Innocence !!

  9. Careless Whisper !!

  10. Maine aaj ek puppy ko ghar laya…mummy ko nahin batana

  11. Shhh! The dog has done potty and Annie stepped on it!!!

  12. One day, I’ll remember a magical time when secrets were all the currency you needed to have fun!

  13. “How silly must these adults be trying to guess our secret, while we have all the fun making them run for ideas”

  14. hum dono mil k mummi,daddy ko ek surprise deta hai

  15. kuch raz razhi raha to acha hai

  16. kuch razz acha hai,kyu ki ya bachha hai

  17. It was the best of times and – no, it really was the best of times.

  18. I have hidden the kitten in the cupboard

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