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Online Essay Writing Competitions in India


Like most other countries, India likes to spotlight its writing talent by setting up contests. Incentives for winning vary from gift cards to money. This post will spotlight three such contests as examples of how this country likes to recognize its best writers, especially among the ranks of its school and college age students--and in the case of at least one other contest - its teachers. If you are to enter and be in the running to win these contests, your grammar must be impeccable. You should use spell check, as well as your natural eyes - to catch and eliminate any mistakes.

Pranita Mehta Scholarship

The first of these that this post will discuss is named for a young Indian lady who passed away at some point this year - a law student by the name of Pranita Mehta. The founders of this contest have named it the Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Competition, in memory of the late Pranita Mehta, an exceptional law student at NLU.

CLS was founded in 2014. This organization is one that Ms. Mehta was a member of from its inception until her death. The primary objective of this organization is to provide a platform for discussions on corporate and commercial law, and to get a practitioner’s perspective, according to the Knowledgesteez website.

The contest welcomes students in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, as long as they attend a law college recognized by the Bar Council of India.

You can submit papers on any of the following topics: "Self Listing of Stock Exchange--Should It Be Permitted?," "Fantasy Trade and the Legality Thereof," "Effects of Gender Diversity on the Board of Trustees," and "Amendment to the Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty: Is It a Step in the Right Direction?" The judges are not interested in what you have to say, but rather how well you support it.

Additionally, the jury will look at the following guidelines:
  • Submissions to be made in Microsoft Word.
  • In English. If English is not your first language, you might want to find another contest.
  • A document must have one inch margins on all sides, and be justified.
  • Main Text and Footnotes must be all in Times New Roman, 10-point.
  • Nothing past 3,000 words will be read. This does not include footnotes or abstract, which must be 300 words.
  • Plagiarism automatically excludes you. So make sure all facts are properly attributed and footnoted.
Rewards and Incentives
If your work wins first prize, you will be Rs. 15,000 richer. If you win 2nd prize, that's not too bad either. You will take home Rs. 10,000. In third place, you still win Rs. 5,000. The top ten submissions will all be given merit certificates as well.

Grade School Contest: 2017 Engineering Girl Essay Contest

There is a contest that features essay writers who write about the environment. The environment affects the way people live. Whether it is global warming, global cooling, the extinction of a species, or whatever - the environment shapes the way we live, and the policies we make. Environmental engineers have a role, particularly in the animal world. The responsibilities therein are to evaluate projects for their negative effects on the animal world. In this contest, participants are asked to choose a species ranked by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, as in danger of extinction in some way. The student is asked to explain why he or she chose the particular member of the animal kingdom to write about, so if you want to choose a dog, for instance, you need to be able to explain why you chose that particular animal.

Also answer questions such as, "What ideas have already been tested for a solution?" In other words, in your paper it behooves you not only to talk about the problems, but also the solutions. You are further asked to suggest a possible solution to the problem. You are further asked to think about what policies or standards already place that would affect the way you would implement such a solution. Who would implement your solution?

This contest is open for grades 3-11. Grades 3-5 must turn in essays of about 400-700 words. In middle school (grades 6-8), you must submit 600-1000 words; and in high school you are to write an essay between 1,000 and 1,500 words. This essay is due Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 6 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Rewards and Incentives

If you find yourself in first place, you will win $500. In second place, you will walk away with $250; and in third place, you will still get $100.

International Student Teacher Essay on Nationalism

This essay is about nationalism. The question the creators of this contest are seeking an answer for is: "Is it an asset or hindrance in today's globalized world?" The requested style is opinion editorial. It must be sent in via Word document or email. English is the only language accepted as of this writing. All students and teachers, high school through graduate, are accepted. Non-students are the only category of people disqualified. Collaborative essays, according to Scholastic World, are acceptable, too, provided that they are between students and teachers. Go on the Free Global Ethics website - ​globalethicsnetwork.org​. Post your essay in the blog section and tag it with #essaycontest2016. Put the name of your school, as well as your name in the fields. State whether you're a teacher or student, and at what level.


Deadline for this is December 31, 2016.


Incentives for Winning

This contest will not win you any cash. Instead, you will win your prize in dollars placed on an Amazon gift card. The first place winner gets to spend $250 towards any Amazon purchases. The second prize will be 150; and the third one is $75. So this is not the ideal contest for someone who needs cash. But if you love to read, this one is one to definitely consider.

Conclusion

I have mentioned ​three writing contests in this post. There are many more. But these serve as an example of how writing talent is valued in India. Excellent writers can be rewarded with prizes for their hard work. It is also indicative of how this Asian nation rewards learning and education.

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