Indialogue Essay Contest 2016

India Essay Contest

 

India Essay Contest Winners Announced! »

Prize: $500 award
Who: All BU students
Deadline: April 28, 2013

As part of Boston University’s India Initiatives, and to celebrate the BU-India Symposium on May 10, 2013, BU Global Programs announces the India Essay Prize contest for the best student essay submitted by a BU student on an Indian topic. We want to celebrate India through good writing, thus all topics relevant to India—cultural history, scientific achievement, philosophical ideas, or other areas—may be submitted. The Essay Prize is for nonfiction prose and we welcome entries that inform, delight, teach, and highlight an aspect of India in the form of personal or academic essays, research papers, commentary, or biography. Any student enrolled at BU is eligible to enter—undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part-time.

Essays should be less than 1,500 words (3 to 5 pages) and be submitted online per the submission guidelines below. Entries will be judged by a panel of faculty, staff, and/or professional writers.

  • One winner will receive a $500 award
  • The winner will be publicly announced on May 10, 2013 at the BU-India Symposium
  • The winning submission will be featured on the BU Global Programs website

Guidelines for Eligibility and Submission

  1. The deadline for submission is midnight,Sunday, April 28, 2013.
  2. All BU students (undergraduate or graduate; part-time or full time) are eligible.
  3. Entries may be nonfiction prose only, and be less than 1,500 words, typed double-spaced in Arial font.
  4. Add your BU student ID# on the top left corner of the essay (the student’s name should NOT appear anywhere on the essay page itself). Names should appear on the submission form only.
  5. Students may submit multiple entries, each with a new submission form.
  6. Entries written for classes or as part of undergraduate theses are eligible (however, works that have been previously published are not eligible).
  7. The winning essay will be featured on the BU Global Programs website and used for promotion in other media for BU Global Programs. The student will retain copyright.

For further questions and information, please contact Deepti Nijhawan, Director, India initiatives, BU Global Programs at deeptin@bu.edu.

Please note that the deadline for submitting essays has passed. Thank you for your interest in the BU India Essay Prize contest.

Winners Junior – 6 Students (Class 7 - 9)

 First Prize: Om Sanjesh Kasarkhedkar
Prize: Rs 20,000
School: Saraswati Vishwa Vidyalaya National School, Pune, Maharashtra


Second Prize (2 A): Priyanshi Srivastava
Prize: Rs 10,000
School: Vanita Public School, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


Second Prize (2 B): Animan Naskar
Prize: Rs 10,000
School: Manav Rachna International School, Sec-46, Gurugram, Haryana


Second Prize (3 A): Sylvan Jha
Prize: Rs 5,000
School: Tapovan International School, Mahesana, Gujarat
 

Second Prize (3 B): Taraasha Sagar
Prize: Rs 5,000
School: Amity International School, Pushp Vihar, Delhi


Second Prize (3 C): Svenam Nirav Kumar Patel
Prize: Rs 5,000
School: Tapovan International School, Mahesana, Gujarat

 
Special Prize – Junior (15 Prizes of Rs 1,000 each)

Special Prize 1: Ishaan Arora
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: Mata Jai Kaur Public School, Ashok Vihar, Phase-3, Delhi
 

Special Prize 2: Kritika Patnaik
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: Delhi Public School, Rairu, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

 
Special Prize 3: Darshira
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: Renaissance School, Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh
 

Special Prize 4: Harsh Soni
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: Navy Children School, Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai

 
Special Prize 5: Jannes Jacob
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: Convent of Jesus and Mary, New Delhi

 

Special Prize 6: Aakriti Tiwary
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: Kendriya Vidyalaya, B.S.F Campus, Churachandpur, Manipur

 
Special Prize 7: Ann Maria Tom
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: St. John of The Cross High School, Goa

 
Special Prize 8: Bhawana Sharma
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: Tapovan International School, Mahesana, Gujarat
 

Special Prize 9: Chhabra Chandni
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: Eklavya English Medium School, Mahesana, Gujarat
 

Special Prize 10: Jainam Chaudhary
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: Kendriya Vidyalaya ONGC, Mahesana, Gujarat


Special Prize 11: Karan Andrade
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: Maneckji Copper Education Trust School, Mumbai, Maharashtra
 

Special Prize 12: Khushi Dudeja
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: The Heritage School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
 

Special Prize 13: Kislay Bajpai
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: City Montessori, Rajiv Nagar Campus 1, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
 

Special Prize 14: Manali Jain
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: St. John of The Cross High School, Goa

 
Special Prize 15: Zoya Anwar
Prize: Rs 1,000
School: Ebenezar Hr. Sec. School, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
 

Winners Senior – 6 Students (Class 10 - 12)

First Prize: Pachuau Lalliantluangi
Prize: Free Trip to South Korea for 6 days / 5 nights
School: St. Paul’s Higher Secondary School, Aizawl, Mizoram
 

Second Prize (2 A): Vriti Vankani
Prize: Free Trip to South Korea for 6 days / 5 nights
School: KIIT International School, Bhubaneswar, Odisha


Second Prize (2 B): Anushka Gupta
Prize: Free Trip to South Korea for 6 days / 5 nights
School: Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, New Delhi
 


Second Prize (2 C): Poonam Dey
Prize: Free Trip to South Korea for 6 days / 5 nights
School: Army Public School Narangi, Guwahati, Assam

 
Third Prize (3 A): Lalrindiki
Prize: Rs 5,000
School: St. Paul’s Higher Secondary School, Aizawl, Mizoram

 
Third Prize (3 B): Mary Chingthianhoih Langel
Prize: Rs 5,000
School: The Airforce School, Suborto Park, New Delhi
 


Special Prize – Senior (17 Prizes of Rs 2,000 each)

Special Prize 1: Tusharika Arora
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Ryan International School, Sec-21, Faridabad, Haryana


Special Prize 2: Khushi Juneja
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, New Delhi


Special Prize 3: Mehak Batra
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, New Delhi

 
Special Prize 4: Riddhi Parwani
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls, Shanti Niketan, Delhi

 
Special Prize 5: Samridhi Sharma
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Guru Nanak Mission Public School, Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh

 
Special Prize 6: Apurva Singh
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Little Flower School, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

 
Special Prize 7: G. Harismita
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Padma Sheshadri Bala Bhavan Sr. Sec. School, K.K. Nagar, Chennai

 
Special Prize 8: Gayathri Sridhar
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Padma Sheshadri Bala Bhavan Sr. Sec. School, K.K. Nagar, Chennai


Special Prize 9: Himadri Singh
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Doon International School, Dalanwala, Dehradun, Uttrakhand


Special Prize 10: Kumud Parashar
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: School - ????


Special Prize 11: Cecelia Zosangzeli
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: St. Paul’s Higher Secondary School, Aizawl, Mizoram

 
Special Prize 12: Medhansh Moksha Malhotra
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Doon International School, Dalanwala, Dehradun, Uttrakhand


Special Prize 13: Riya Desai
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Devine Child School, Mahesana, Gujarat


Special Prize 14: Sarthak Gupta
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Amity International School, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi


Special Prize 15: Shaarang Majumdar
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Delhi Public School, Greater Faridabad, Haryana
 

Special Prize 16: Tanisha Ganguly
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: Army Public School Narangi, Guwahati, Assam
 

Special Prize 17: Tanvi Sharma
Prize: Rs 2,000
School: SOS Hermann Gemini School, Gole Gujral, Talab Tillo,  Jammu

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