Entries are invited for the Annual Essay Prize Competition-2011. The value of the prize for the competition will be as under:
First Prize Rs.5,000/-
Second Prize Rs.3,000/-
Third Prize Rs.2,000/-
Any competitor who has got a prize on one occasion will not, on any subsequent occasion, be eligible for an equivalent or lower prize. The joint authorship of essays shall not be allowed and any essay under joint authorship shall not be considered for competition.
The following subjects have been prescribed and it is open to competitors to choose any of them.
1. Role of Audit in Democratic India
2. Judicial Accountability and Democracy
3. Food Security, Food Inflation and the Public Distribution System
4. What the Next Five Year Plan should Focus upon – Five Priority Items
5. Information Technology for the Masses: Bridging the Digital Divide
The essay should be in English or Hindi. The length of an essay should approximately be 5000 words and the competitors must indicate the totalo number of words of the essay contributed by them. Essay exceeding 5500 words will not be accepted. The contestants must indicate the total number of words of the failing which it will not be accepted. All essays must be typed in double space on one side of the paper only and those entries which do not adhere to the stipulation can be rejected. It should be submitted in triplicate under a "nom-de-plume or alias. The full name and address of the competitor should be given on a separate sheet and enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the nom-de-plume on the outer cover with the following inscription.
All essays should be sent to the Director, Indian Institute of Public Administration, Indraprastha Estate, Ring Road, New Delhi-110002, by Registered Post, so as to reach him not later than the 31st August, 2011. The envelope should be marked "Annual Essay Prize Competition 2011". The entries received after the due date may not be entertained.
The essays will be adjudged by a body of judges selected by the Executive Council of the institute and the award of the judges shall be final. The institute reserves the right not to make any award if none of the essays submitted meets the necessary standard. Any essay which receives an award shall become the joint intellectual property of the author and IIPA.
Last Date: 31st August 2011
Further Details: http://www.iipa.org.in/upload/Notification.pdf