2nd National Level Essay Writing Contest, SMVDU 2019

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EligibilityCollege/University/Institute students
AwardCash prize of up to INR 10,000

About the Program


Last Updated On : 17-05-2019   Posted By : Admin

The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) invites all students who enjoy writing to participate in the 2nd National Level Essay Contest. The essay contest aims to provide a platform to all students having brilliant writing skills to express their unique and beautiful thoughts. Students from anywhere across the country can submit 2000- to 5000-word essays and win cash prizes worth up to INR 10,000.

  • 2nd National Level Essay Writing Contest, SMVDU 2019

    The essay contest is open to all students who have a passion for writing and wish to exhibit their skills on a bigger platform. There are no participation restrictions in terms of age, nationality, or area. The following students can participate in the essay contest:

    • College students 
    • University students
    • Institute students

    of Under-Graduation and Post-Graduation Programs.


    The best essay entries will be honoured with Appreciation Certificates and cash prizes in the following manner:

    • Cash award of INR 10,000 for 1st prize
    • Cash award of INR 5,000 for 2nd prize
    • Cash award of INR 2,000 for 3rd prize
    • Cash award of INR 1,000 as a consolation prize (to 5 candidates)
    How can you apply?

    Follow the below steps to enter the essay contest:

    Step 1: Write a 2000- to 5000-word essay on any of the given topics.
    Step 2: Submit the essays on the link given on the SMVDU website or here.
    Step 3: Send the hard copy of the essays along with the application form to Contest/Event Coordinator at the below address:


    Dr. Supran Kumar Sharma
    Associate Professor, School of Business
    Event Coordinator and Faculty I/c Central Library
    Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
    Kakryal, Katra – 182320, J&K (India)

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Terms and Conditions

Topics for the essay competition:

  • Jobs versus Start-ups: Options & Opportunities
  • Social Networking Sites: Advantages & Disadvantages
  • Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments
    in Youth
  • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Terms and conditions:

  • The essay should be written in Hindi or English only.
  • The submitted essays should be plagiarism free. If found plagiarised, the essays will be rejected.
  • The essays should be submitted in MS word format only. No PDFs will be accepted.
  • The font style 'Times New Roman' should be used with the font size 12 while writing the essay in English.
  • The font style 'Kruti Dev' should be used with the font size 12 while writing the essay in Hindi.
  • Students can submit only one essay.
  • Co-authored essays can be submitted.

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