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The objective of essay writing competition is to give students the opportunity demonstrate their reading, thinking and writing skills in a well connected and compact manner.

Topic for the Competition

Topic 1: My favourite leader

Topic 2: The book(s) I love to read

Topic 3: Usage of electronic devices for learning


This competition is open to all students from Classes 6 to 12 studying in any school in India. Home schooled and special/ alternate school students are also eligible to participate

Important Dates

Last Date for Registration: 06th July, 2020 (Upto 11:59PM)

Dates of the Competition: 20th June to 06th July, 2020 (Upto 11:59PM)


  • The participant should be registered at least 01 Hour before the competition i.e. 06th July, 2020 (Upto 10:59PM)
  • The essay writing competition will be conducted for three levels i.e. (i) Classes 6 - 8, (ii) Classes 9 - 10, and (iii) Classes 11 - 12
  • Three topics for the competition are mentioned above
  • Only original essays will be considered for the competition. Previously published essays are therefore excluded. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of the essay
  • The essay shall no longer than 1000 words including the references and footnotes
  • The participants can submit their essay in the P N Panicker National Reading Mission app by scanning and uploading the essay written on an A4 size paper
  • The entries will be evaluated based on the structure, facts & insights, creativity, and language.
  • Usage and citation of resources from the National Digital Library of India are encouraged
  • Judge’s decision will be final

Entry Fee



  • eCertificate of Participation to all the Participants, who submit their entry
  • The first and second prizes will be awarded according to the regions of India or state-wise depending on the number of entries
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