IIAM International Arbitral Award Writing Competition: Register by October 15 [Extended]

About the Organizer

IIAM- The Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation is an institute aimed at resolving commercial disputes through arbitration and mediation, and to develop the culture, standard and professionalism of arbitration and mediation as credible dispute resolution mechanisms.

About the Writing Competition

Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation is organizing its 1st International Arbitration Award Writing Competition, with an aim to develop academic discussion in the field of Arbitration and provide students a platform to hone their litigating skills as well as their art of composing awards/judgments within the limits of law.


The competition shall be open for all the students currently pursuing Undergraduate, Postgraduate or PhD in law or equivalent courses recognised by any University across the World.

The participation is allowed for a single author and permissible up to one co-author provided separate registration is made by each co-author. The co-authors can be from the same or different University/College.

Submission Guidelines

The participants have to submit their Awards on or before October 31, 2020, by emailing it to delhi@arbitrationindia.com.

For detailed submission guidelines, click here.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Originality
  • Critical Analysis and Appreciation of Facts
  • Persuasiveness
  • Analysis of Arguments
  • Use of Relevant Authorities
  • Overall Quality of Writing

Prize Categories

  • First Prize (Claimant):  Rs. 7500/- and Certificate of Merit
  • First Prize (Respondent):  Rs. 7500/- and Certificate of Merit
  • Second Prize (Claimant):  Rs. 5000/- and Certificate of Merit
  • Second (Respondent):  Rs. 5000/- and Certificate of Merit
  • Top 10 participants (5 from the side of claimant & 5 from the side of respondent) including the recipients of 1st and 2nd Prize shall be awarded Certificate of Merit and the awards shall be compiled in the form of handbook and shall be published.
  • All the participants shall be awarded with Certificate of Participation.

Registration Fee 

Registration fee of nominal amount: Rs. 300/- (inclusive of GST).

For payment details, click here.

Important Dates

  • Release of Rules and Competition Problem: September 18, 2020
  • Last Date for Clarifications of doubts: September 28, 2020
  • Last Date for Registration: October 05, 2020
  • Last Date of Award Submission: October 31, 2020
  • Declaration of Results: November 30, 2020

Important Links

For the application form, click here.

For the competition problem, click here.

For detailed information about the IIAM International Arbitral Writing Competition, click here.

To Visit the Official Website of IIAM, click here.


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