VENATUS 2016: 1st DSNLU Sports Law Article Writing Competition [Prizes Worth Rs. 10,000]: Submit by Nov 6

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VENATUS’ 16: 1st DSNLU Sports Law Article Writing Competition

VENATUS’16: 1st DSNLU Sports law article writing competition is an initiative by Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam addressing the legal issues in field of sports. The aim of the competition is to encourage and promote the skill of writing amongst the student fraternity across the country on an emerging field of “sports law”.

Research conducted in the field is minimal and the latest developments in the field of sports demand a wide range of research and critical analysis. A compendium of the best articles shall serve as an interpretative guide and research tool for judges, practitioners, academicians and students interested in the issues of law in sports.

“Sports law” is not yet a separate identifiable piece of legislation or law. Sports law is a combination of Contract law, Constitutional law, Labor laws, Intellectual Property Rights, Media laws, Anti-Trust laws, Administrative laws etc. Sports law as such is not a different concept altogether; it is a body of traditional legal concepts implemented in isolation in one particular industry.

However, the developments in the field of sports law are indicating that the idea of having separate legal framework as sports law is not far from getting materialised team:

Editor in chief

Mr. R. Bharat Kumar (Assistant Professor, DSNLU Visakhapatnam)

Student Editorial Board

Mr. Naresh Pujari

Mr. Abdul Riyaz

Mr. Santosh Reddy

Operational Arrangement:

Sports law Article competition is a platform for exhibiting the best of the scholarly works in the form legal analysis, perceptive comments and act as the major source to get information for people interested in the field. The submissions would be catering to the needs of students, professionals, academicians, sports officials.

The competition is open to undergraduate law students and the best articles would be awarded with merit certificates and cash prizes.Top 5 Articles would be considered for publication in the form of a compendium.

Submission Guidelines

All contributions submitted to the competition should be original and should not be simultaneously considered for publication/ submission elsewhere.

The contributions should be within the word limit of 1000-1500 words.

Word limit is exclusive of footnotes.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject without review manuscripts that exceed the word limit substantially.

The Editorial team reserves the right to accept any piece of work beyond the prescribed themes.

All submissions must be in Times new Roman, font size 12, Spacing 1.5.

The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or view stated in the submitted manuscript.

In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the manuscript shall be rejected.

All submissions are to be made via e-mail in .doc or .docx format.

Authors must follow the Harvard Blue Book – A Uniform System of Citation (19th edn.) style of referencing.

The Editorial Team shall retain all copyright arising out of any publications and only the moral rights will vest with the author.

Submission Procedure

Submissions should be sent via mail to


Last date for submission: 6th November, 2016


Doping in Sports: Indian Scenario

Individual and Team endorsements: Contractual angle

Inclusion of third genders into sports

Ambush Marketing

IPR issues in Sports

Sports governance: a global problem?

Dispute resolution in sports

Role of Byelaws and policies in running of a sports organization

Sports broadcasting

Any other topic coming under the ambit of sports law

Prize Money

1st Prize: Rs 5000/-

2nd Prize: Rs 3,000/-

3rd Prize: Rs 2,000/-

Contact Details

R Bharat Kumar, Assistant Professor of Law, DSNLU Vizag:

Naresh Pujari, Student Coordinator: Mail id: 

Mobile no: 9666405845

Abdul Riyaz, Student Coordinator: Mail id:

Mobile no: 9492817529

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