IDIA UP Chapter’s 3rd National Essay Writing Competition: Submit by Dec 28!: Expired

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Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the IDIA UP Chapter’s 3rd National Essay Writing Competition.

About IDIA

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education, commonly abbreviated as IDIA, is a non-profit organization working in India, which was founded by a late Prof. (Dr.) Shamnad Basheer. It aims to empower underprivileged children by giving them access to quality legal education.

About TCLF

The Contemporary Law Forum is a student run, professionally supported blog established with the primary objective of promoting and publishing quality legal research on contemporary issues of law.

TCLF further aims to act as a medium of discussion between multiple stakeholders of the legal industry through legal research and writing. With a guaranteed outreach across the diverse spectrum of the industry, the forum is an ideal place for the writing community to publish their thoughts on legal issues of contemporary relevance.

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About the Competition

The National Essay Writing Competition is IDIA UP Chapter’s flagship annual initiative. Through the event, we aim to promote the art of legal research and writing, while also contributing to a social cause.

After the huge success of the first two editions, we are back with our III Edition. In collaboration with The Contemporary Law Forum, this edition is going to be bigger and better than ever!

Themes and Sub-Themes

Theme: “Intersection of Environment and the Law: Analyzing the Evolving Legal Regime”


  • Legal Issues surrounding Bio Medical Waste Management during Covid-19.
  • Advancing Environmental Justice for Marginalized Communities.
  • Corporate Capitalism: Exploring the Contours of ESG.
  • Environmental Impact Assessments and Public participation for Climate Sensitive Projects.
  • Climate Change, Human Rights and the Arbitrariness Surrounding Emission Restrictions.

NOTE: The above-mentioned sub-themes are not exhaustive in nature and any submission which relates to the broad theme would be considered for the Competition


The competition is open to law students across the country.

Submission and Registration

  • Co-authorship up to two authors is allowed.
  • Authors should restrict their submissions between 1800-2000 words (exclusive of endnotes). However, if an article is of high contemporary relevance with a very novel analysis, it can be considered for the competition as per the discretion of the Editorial Board, even though it exceeds the word limit.
  • The essay must be submitted in a .doc/.docx format to The last date for submission is 28th December 2021. The results of the Competition would be announced on 17th January 2022.
  • For IDIA scholars:
  • For All other Participants:
  • The minimum contribution for the registration will be Rs. 80 for single author and Rs. 100 in case of co-authorship.

NOTE: IDIA Scholars are not required to contribute a registration amount to participate in the competition.

Payment Details

  • PayTM – 9415665298
  • UPI ID – 9415665298@paytm
  • Account Holder’s Name – Uday Pratap Maurya


  • The top 3 entries selected from the Competition will be published on the TCLF Blog.
  • Internship opportunity at PSL Advocates & Solicitors, New Delhi and the Chambers of Mr. Talha Abdul Rahman, (Advocate on Record at the Supreme Court of India), for the top two entries.
  • Certificate of Merit by the IDIA U.P. Chapter for the top 10 entries.
  • All other participants will receive a Participation Certification by the IDIA U.P. Chapter.


In case of a query, feel free to reach out to the contact numbers mentioned below:

  • Vidushi +91 70051 54507
  • Srishti +91 94536 50809
  • Email:

Click here to view the official notification for the IDIA UP Chapter’s 3rd National Essay Writing Competition.

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