Damodarshree National Essay Writing Competition; Prizes Worth Rs. 4.1 Lakhs: Submit by Aug 31

By: Kanchan Yadav | 14 Aug 2017 5:48 PM

Damodarshree Essay Competition


Topic: A Beautiful Home

(The topic is more nuanced than this seemingly kiddish ‘a beautiful home‘. Do read the concept note for more).

Rules and regulations:

  • Students pursuing their Under Graduate, Post Graduate or Doctoral studies in Central Universities and Universities established more than 75 years old, or their constituent/affiliated Colleges, Central Institutes, National Law Colleges, NIT’s,Central / State Medical Colleges, IIIT’s, BIT’s,  IIT’s, IIM’s, XLRI are eligible.
  • The Vice Chancellor of all eligible  University/Institute or the Directors of IIT’s or    National Law Colleges, NIT’s, Central / State Medical Colleges, IIIT’s, BIT’s,  IIT’s, IIM’s, XLRI  may  recommend 03 entries (at least 01 for women candidate), which will be entertained without  entry fee.
  • The Principal of all constituent/affiliated college of a Central University/ Institutes, may recommend 02 essays, which will be entertained without entry fee.
  • Other candidates who are eligible may participate by sending an entry fee of Rs. 100/- directly   to the college along with their essay with demand draft of Rs. 100/- in favour of “Damodarshree Organizing Committee” payable at Allahabad.
  • A participant has to present a hard as well as soft copy of 2000 to 3000 words essay in English or Hindi on the topic “A Beautiful Home” (सुन्दर घर)by 31st Aug 2017 to Fonts permitted Times New Roman size 13 or Krutidev16 size 16 on A 4 size paper (hard copy). The hard copy should be sent to the Damodarshree Organising Committee, S.S. Khanna Girls’ Degree College, 179-D Attarsuiya, Allahabad-211003 (U.P.)
  • Ten best entries will be selected by a panel of judges. The selected participants will be required to present and defend their essay at a function on the 2nd of Oct. in the premises of S.S.  Khanna Girls’ Degree College, Allahabad.
  • Participants will be given 8 minutes each for their presentation and another 7 minutes for defence. There will also be a panel of judges to decide the winner and runners-up.
  • The Traveling expenses of selected 10 candidates by AC-II will be borne by organizers. Hospitality at Allahabad will be taken care of
  • All essays and entries received shall be the property of the S. S. Khanna Girls’ Degree College and can be published in the manner it is so desired.

NOTE: Decision of the judges at the competition shall be final and binding on all the participants.


  • 1st Prize: Rs. 2 Lakh.
  • 2nd Prize: Rs. 1 Lakh.
  • 3rd Prize: 50,000/.
  • The best Undergraduate entry will receive a prize money of 30,000/- .
  • A Special Prize of 30,000/- would be awarded at the discretion of the organisers.

Important Dates:

  • Last date for submission of paper: 31st August
  • Declaration of best short listed candidates: 16th September
  • Paper Presentation & Award Ceremony: 2nd October
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Kanchan Yadav

The author is a final year law student from Calcutta who takes her subject seriously and passionately. Spends most of her time online, with dozens of browser tabs open at a time. Is a bookworm, pop-culture geek, and a foodie. Willing to work for pizza.

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