Socio-Legal Forum’s 1st National Article Writing Competition on Mental Health: Submit by August 10

About Socio-Legal Forum

Socio-Legal Forum is a website providing legal service by facilitating the legal fraternity with well-researched articles and journals. Whereas, Aatman is a centre where you can deal with the issues of your mental health; it has RCI registered practitioners with academicians of 13+ years of experience.

About the Competition

The Article Writing Competition is focused on the primary theme of the issue of ‘Mental Health. Mental Health is something everyone is talking about but no one has taken the initiative to analyse the governing mandates which support the institutions to contribute to Mental Health and subsequently, to its awareness.


  • Any student pursuing 3-year /5-year Law course can apply.
  • The students pursuing a master’s degree in the field of law may also apply.
  • Any student or person belonging to any other field may also apply given an inclination towards writing on the theme of the competition.


Mental Health


  • Mental Health and Matrimonial Disputes
  • Mental Healthcare Act, 2017
  • Mental Health and Covid-19
  • Mental Health and it’s protection under the Indian Legal Scenario
  • The Mental Health Myths
  • Mental Health of Juvenile and Prisoners

The list is not exclusive and author(s) may write on any topic which is in conformity to the theme of the competition, ‘Mental Health’.

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  • The Winner will get a cash price of Rs. 1000 and a free one-year subscription to all the events of Socio-Legal Forum and Aatman.
  • The selected articles will be published on the website of the Socio-Legal Forum and Aatman Counselling and Rehabilitation Centre.
  • Top 5 articles will get the Certificate of Merit and a free one-year subscription to the events of Aatman and Socio-Legal Forum.
  • Participants will get a participation certificate subject to adherence to the submission guidelines if their articles are published on the website.

Submission Guidelines

  • The word limit is from 1200-1500 words.
  • The text should be in Times New Roman where the headings are to be in size 14 and the content is to be in 12. The text should be duly justified.
  • The footnoting has to be done in the ILI Form. Strict adherence to the said format of footnoting is expected.
  • Co-Authorship up to a maximum of 2 people is allowed.

Note: Any kind of plagiarised work would lead to direct disqualification. Any kind of source of research has to be given due acknowledgement.

How to Submit?

The articles have to be submitted on the mail to sociolegalforum[at] and CC aatmancrc[at] with the Subject: ‘Submission for 1st National Article Writing Competition on Mental Health’ latest by 11:59 PM August 10, 2020.

No participation fee.

Last Date to Submit: Latest by 11:59 PM August 10, 2020

Contact Information

Mr. Debarchan De: +91- 8902443765

Ms. Sonam Chhatwani: +91- 8349608373


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