Procedure for the Submissions of Entries

  1. A participant can submit only one entry. In case it is found that any participant has submitted more than one entry, only the first entry will be considered as valid.
  2. All entries must be submitted as electronic copies in PDF format. Participants are required to use the ‘restrict editing’ function so that the formatting of the entry does not unravel and the content remains unchanged during electronic transmission to the Competition Organizers. Participants should submit their entries only by uploading to this weblink: [here];
  3. All entries must be accompanied by (a) a coloured scan of a self-attested valid student identity card and (b) duly filled-in and signed entry form endorsed by the university / institute / college in PDF format;
  4. Entries submitted in hard copies and not in the prescribed format will be summarily rejected without any intimation and NO query, correspondence; representation etc. pertaining to such entries will be entertained by the Competition Organizers under any circumstances;
  5. The file name of the essay must be ‘Participant’s name_Topic’;
  6. Entries shall be forwarded by participants or collaborating team of co-authors directly, and shall not be forwarded through any other person, at the Weblink prescribed above. All the fields in the entry form shall be compulsorily filled; and
  7. Only original essays will be considered for the competition. Previously published essays shall be rejected outright. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the essay.

There is no entry / application fee to the competition. Additionally, participants are also not required to register before sending in their entries.

All the Participants retain the copyrights of their submitted pieces. However, by entering the Competition, the Participants consent to the use of his/her/their name and/or pieces, or parts thereof, in any advertisements, educational materials, corpus of research, media and promotional materials carried out or produced by the IIIDEM / ECI, and their authorised partners, without further notice or compensation. The IIIDEM / ECI can publish or decline to publish, use or decline to use, any submitted pieces at their sole discretion.]

Any decision taken by the Organizers in relation to the Essay Contest is final and binding, and there is no scope of appeal.

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