National Essay Competitions India

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DRDO is achieving a historical feat in 2018. The year will be marked by Diamond Jubilee of DRDO, celebrating 60th years of its journey in the service of the nation. Share our pleasure and mingle with us by becoming a part of the ‘National Level Essay Competition’ being organized by DRDO.
The objective of this essay competition is to sensitize and motivate the students of this country towards defence technology along with awareness about the achievements and progress made by DRDO for nation building in the past 60 years in various areas of military technology.
Topic of the essay is “DRDO: Achievements and Way Ahead”/ "डी आर डी ओ: उपलब्धियां और आगे का मार्ग"

A total of 60 essays will be selected and all the winners will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 2000 each.

Click here to read the Terms and Conditions

Last date of submission is 5th December, 2017, midnight.

Note: Students between 9th and 12th standard are requested to hashtag #Category1 while submitting their entries.
Students who are pursuing graduation/post graduation are requested to hashtag #Category2 while submitting their entries.

As part of its ‘Awareness Programme on Indian Foreign Policy’, Indian Council of World Affairs announces the second edition of ICWA Essay Competition for school students (15-18 years) and undergraduate/ post graduate students (18-25Years).

The young writers this year have the opportunity to demonstrate their innovative thinking on the following topic:

Junior Level (15-18 years):
What India’s Foreign Policy means to Young India/ India’s Foreign Policy Priorities for the Youth – (1500 words).

Senior Level (18-25 years):
Conflict, Religion and Foreign Policy (2500 words).


Junior Level:
First Prize: Rs. 15000
Second Prize: Rs. 10000
Third Prize: Rs. 5000

Senior Level:
First Prize: Rs. 25000
Second Prize: Rs. 15000
Third Prize: Rs. 10000

The last date of submission is 30th July, 2017

Click here to read Terms and Conditions, Technical Parameters and Evaluation Criteria

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