CLE Essay Writing Competition 2017 [Prizes Worth Rs. 15,000]: Submit by Jan 25

About the Competition

The Centre for Law & Economics, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, is organizing National Level Essay Writing Competition, 2016.

Aim

 The competition aims at encouraging the young minds to focus on the changes made in the legal landscape of Indian Economy.

 The main objective of the Competition is to provide a platform for expressing, realizing and contextualizing the various issues regarding the topic of Subsidy Reform in India.

 Further it endeavors to encourage and promote creative, logical thinking and knowledge about understanding the current issues faced by a large scale of society.

Theme of the Competition

Role of Subsidy in Economic and Social Development of India: – Need for Subsidy Reforms.

Eligibility Criteria and Rules for the Competition

 The competition is open to the students pursuing undergraduate (BA LLB/ BA/B.Sc/B.Com/BBA) or any other undergraduate and postgraduate courses (MA/LLM//MSc/MPhil/PhD) in any university/college across India.

Registration Fee

There is no registration fee for the competition.

Submission Guidelines

 Submissions are to be made in electronic form only and are to be sent to [email protected]

 The essay must contain an abstract, not exceeding 300 words, laying down clearly the topic covered and tentative conclusions.

 The Essay should not be more than 3000 words exclusive of abstract and footnotes.

 No hard copy submissions are required.

 Co-authorship of up to two authors is permitted.

 Participants must submit an original and unpublished paper written in English.

 All submissions must be original and bona fide work of the participants.

 The Organizers reserve the right to disqualify submissions plagiarized in whole or in part.

 The cover page should include Name, Address, e-mail id, Contact number and name of the College/University along with address and class of the Participant.

In case of co-authorship, the covering letter should include details of both the authors.

Formatting Guidelines

 All submissions must follow the Bluebook system of citation 19th edition.

 The Submissions are to be made in Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5, Footnote size: 10.

 Submissions may be made in .doc/.docx/.odt formats only.

Deadline

The last date to submit essays for the competition is 25th January, 2017.

Awards and Prizes

The following awards shall be given out for the best performances:

1st Prize – Rs. 7500/- Cash and Certificate of Participation.

2nd Prize – Rs. 5000/- Cash and Certificate of Participation.

3rd Prize – Rs. 2500/- Cash and Certificate of Participation.

Evaluation Criteria

 All submissions shall go through a two-stage evaluation process:

o Preliminary Review: All essays would first go through a preliminary evaluation by a panel of anonymous experts.

o Final Review: The top essays that qualify the Preliminary Review stage with the number depending on the total number of entries, will be submitted for Review to a panel.

o Evaluation from the Final Review will be determinant of the winners of the Competition.

o All evaluations will be conducted via a blind review mechanism.

o The decision of the panels with regards to evaluation of the essay shall be final and not subject to any kind of review/appeal.

The essay shall be marked on the following criteria for both stages:

Criterion Marks

Novelty and Originality of Idea

Quality of Research: 35

Argumentation: 30

Structure and Overall Presentation: 15

Conformity with formatting/footnoting guidelines: 10

Total: 100

For any clarifications or queries, contact us

Centre for Law and Economics, NUALS, Kochi

E-mail id: [email protected]

Organising Committee

 Raveendra kumar D, Assistant Professor, NUALS Kochi

Email id: [email protected]

Mobile No: 9847053886

 Akhil V Menon, Student Coordinator, CLE

Email id: [email protected]

Mobile No: 9539686568

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