Lawctopus’ Literary and Artistic Competition on Article 370: RESULTS ANNOUNCED

The response to this competition was overwhelming and we had to push back the result declaration. The pool of participants was diverse comprising of law students, law professionals, medical students, and hospitality students! As promised, we are back with the results on 20th August. 

The winners of the competition are:

  1. First Position: Astha Sharma (NUJS)
  2. Second Position: Shri Varshini (Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University)
  3. Third Position: Ramya Alagiri (Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University)


There were some other notable entries which could not make it to the top three by a close margin.

  1. Samina Khanum & Shankharit Chakraborty
  2. Maitreya Ghorpade
  3. Anagha Koratamaddi
  4. Bhoomika Sharma
  5. Souradeep Karmakar
  6. Molly Tagore
  7. Tejal Thombre
  8. Adarsh Khuntia
  9. Jnandeep Bora

We will be publishing the articles on our website this week. Please do keep writing for Lawctopus!

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Original Post

Lawctopus is organizing a literary and artistic competition on ‘Article 370’.

Well-researched, well-written, original essays, write-ups, poems, plays, cartoons, songs, posters, videos and anything in the domain of literary and artistic works done by students of any stream are invited.

Your pieces can read, analyze, interpret, support, criticize, critique the recent development from various vantage points: legal, historical, social, political, etc.

Word-limit: 900-2500 words for essays, write-ups, poems, plays, and songs.

Videos: 10 minutes in length.

Deadline: August 13

Process of submission

UPDATE: The earlier method of submission had a bug which we are looking into. Apologies for the confusion.

Please email your entries to aditya.anand[at] with the subject line ‘370 Essay’ by August 13th.


  • 1st prize: Rs. 3000
  • 2nd prize: Rs. 2000
  • 3rd prize: Rs. 1000

E-certificates will be issued to all the winners and to those whose submissions are published on Lawctopus.

Terms, Conditions, and Guidelines

  1. Lawctopus reserves the right to cancel the prizes or reduce the same if enough number of quality submissions are not received.
  2. Lawctopus will publish all quality entries.
  3. The copyrights in the work thus submitted will rest with Lawctopus. The moral rights to be recognized as the author of the works will rest with you.
  4. Entries should be either in Hindi or English. We’d have ideally wanted to include other languages, but our editorial team is small, and our knowledge of other languages is limited.
  5. Longer essays and write-ups should be divided into sub-headings.

We’ll be publishing all quality submissions by August 20th.

UPDATE: Due to a large number of entries, the date of results has been changed from 15th August to 20th August.




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