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Global Child Prodigy Awards

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Global Child Prodigy Awards
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Global Child Prodigy Awards (GCPAwards) is an initiative to recognize the child prodigies[1] and to create a globalization communication among(Children's) the future of the nations.


GCP Awards initiative was started in 2018 and launched by Suhail Al Zarooni in a ceremony held in Dubai to honour 100 child prodigies from all over the world every year and initiated as a world's first prodigy award to support children talents and encourage them to create a globalization communication among the children's.[2][3] This Initiative was launched with the support of Oscar award winning music producer AR Rahman.[4][5] The top 100 kids will be recognized in the categories of arts, dancing, music, writing, acting, modelling, science, sports, and etc.[5] with a release of an book every year with 100 prodigies commencing in 2020 to provide them global exposure to excel in their respective domains.



The 100 child prodigies were selected from thousands of nominations from different 45 countries to be featured in the book of GCPA 2020 edition. The ceremony was held on 3 January 2020 in New Delhi, India.[6][2] Awards and certificates were distributed by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi.[7] Few are listed below:

  • Advait Kolarkar, artist, became the youngest artist to show his work at the Art Expo New York at the age of 5 in 2018.[8][9]
  • Akash Vukoti, languages expert, can read and write several languages and became the youngest competitor in 2016 in Scripps National Spelling Bee.[8]
  • Ananya Rajaraman, writer.[10]
  • Anisia Gonimovich, fashion, very young fashion model from Ukraine.[11]
  • Arshdeep Singh, photographer, won several awards for his wildlife photography at the age of 11.[12]
  • DJ Switch, DJ, a 12 year old DJ girl from Ghana.[6][13]
  • Ishwar Sharma, yoga.[7]
  • Miguel Secillano, maths, 10 year old mathematician.[14]
  • Nihal Raj a.k.a. Little Chef Kicha, chef.[15][16]
  • Sheila Sheldone, artist, 10 year old artist from Kenya.[17]
  • Stacey Fru, author, the youngest African writer. She wrote "Smelly Cats" at the age of 7.[18][19]
  • Sucheta Satish, singer, sings in 120 different languages.[5][20]
  • Tiara Abraham, singer, released her debut album of nine songs in six different languages at the age of 10.[8]


  1. 50 child prodigies awarded by Noble Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, India Today, Retrieved 3 February 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Hundred Children Awarded At The Recently Concluded Global Child Prodigy Awards In New Delhi". thelogicalindian.com. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  3. "GCPA initiative for greater opportunities to kids". The Pioneer. 26 May 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  4. "Time for every kid to lead...Global Child prodigy award book 2018 to be launched soon - A.R.Rahman - Twitter". @arrahman - Twitter. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Gokulan, Dhanusha (2 January 2020). "Dubai student wins Global Child Prodigy Awards 2020". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "DJ Switch receives Global Child Prodigy Award". www.ghanaweb.com. 4 January 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Manjunadha, Arjun (13 January 2020). "Ishwar Sharma was honoured with 2020 the Global Child Prodigy Award". www.fresherslive.com. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Rathore, Reena (17 January 2020). "Young Indian American Geniuses Honored with '2020 Global Child Prodigy Awards'". India West. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  9. Steeves, Shelley (13 June 2018). "'He has a spark': 4-year-old art phenom from India finds home in Saint John". Global News. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  10. "Bengaluru Girl Ananya Rajaraman Wins 100 Global Child Prodigy Award". SheThePeople TV. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  11. "Юная одесситка Анисия Гонимович стала лауреатом престижной премии (фото)". odessamedia.net (in русский). 18 January 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  12. "City lad wins Global Child Prodigy Award". Tribuneindia News Service. 15 January 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  13. Prince Michael, Kumah (3 January 2020). "DJ Switch listed among top 100 global child prodigies". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  14. Durrell, Angela (28 January 2020). "Florida boy honored with global award". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  15. "Young chef Nihal Raj from Kerala wins Global Child Prodigy Award". OnManorama. 4 January 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  16. https://gcpawards.com/blog/nihal-raj-worlds-youngest-chef/
  17. Nderitu, Wangeci (14 January 2020). "10-year-old Kenyan model Sheila Sheldone crowned Global Child Awards 2020 winner". Tuko.co.ke - Kenya news. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  18. "South Africa's 12-Year-Old Stacey Fru Wins Global Child Prodigy Award 2020 for Multiple World Records". Inversk Magazine. 3 January 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  19. Wolf, Raphael (6 January 2020). "Yet another big chapter for prodigy | The Star". www.iol.co.za. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  20. "Dubai based Indian girl gets Global Child Prodigy Award". gulfnews.com. 3 January 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2020.

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