Indian Council of World Affairs Essay Competition [Prizes Worth Rs. 80K]: Submit by Jul 30: Expired


As part of its ‘Awareness Programme on Indian Foreign Policy’, Indian Council of World Affairs announces the third edition of ICWA Essay Competition for school students (15-18 years) and undergraduate/ post graduate students (18-25Years).


The young writers this year have the opportunity to demonstrate their innovative thinking on the following topic:

  • Junior Level (15-18 years):
    ‘Why climate change is important for India’s Foreign Policy?’ – (1500 words).
  • Senior Level (18-25 years):
    ‘Is India’s Foreign Policy an instrument for our development?’ – (2500 words).


Junior Level:

  • First Prize: Rs. 15,000
  • Second Prize: Rs. 10,000
  • Third Prize: Rs. 5,000

Senior Level:

  • First Prize: Rs. 25,000
  • Second Prize: Rs. 15,000
  • Third Prize: Rs. 10,000

Submission Guidelines

  • The participants must be an enrolled student in a School or graduate/post graduate
    degree program in a College/University from anywhere across India.
  • All Essays (soft copy only) should be sent to or be submitted
    on the MyGov portal latest by Jul 30.
  • The entries could be submitted in the form of a video also. The video must be uploaded on YouTube and its URL must be submitted in the comments section.
  • The entries should be submitted along with a certificate from School/Institute/College/University where the participant is currently enrolled.

For complete guidelines, visit here.


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