Aadhar Story Contest

Eligibility:

  • The Contest is open to the residents of India only.
  • Non-Aadhaar holders are not eligible to participate.

Duration: The validity of this campaign begins at 00:00 on July 10, 2017 and ends at 23:59 on August 9, 2017 (i.e. 30 days).

Participation Criterion:

Entries must be submitted online via modes described. No physical copy will be accepted at any of the UIDAI offices.

Stories can only be uploaded as:

  • Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx)
  • PDF format (.pdf)
  • Link to a published blog article (publishing date should be after contest start date and before contest end-date)

And sent to us as:

  • private message on Facebook/Twitter OR
  • email to division@uidai.net.in.

Submissions in the form of Google Docs (.gdoc), Pages documents (.pages) or other word processor formats are not acceptable. Note: If we are unable to find or open your essay file (owing to either an incorrect format or upload error), your entry may be declared invalid.

For submissions, one needs to write a detailed article on Aadhaar and the way it is changing lives of people with suitable examples, facts and figures and send the link to us via a private message on Facebook/Twitter or email to media.division@uidai.net.in with your name titled as author of the same article.

Evaluation:

  • After the last date, all eligible entries, received during the Contest Period, will be evaluated by the evaluation committee.
  • The evaluation will be based on the following criteria: (a) Message(s) being communicated (b) Uniqueness of work & use of language (c) Correctness of information
  • The Finalists will be contacted through email/ message by Sept 15, 2017. If you have not been contacted by this date, you may assume that your work has not been short-listed.

Prizes:

  • Top five success stories/ blog articles will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- while the next 20 success stories/ blog articles will get a prize of 5,000/-.
  • Prize money will be sent to Aadhaar linked bank account only.
  • Prizes are non-transferable.
  • Result will be posted on Social Media by Sep 10, 2017.
For more details, please see the official notification here.

Disclaimer: We do NOT support Aadhar and it surely makes privacy difficult.

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