Essay competition for school students

Essay competition for school students

The Tata group is conducting a national-level essay competition titled ‘Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2014 – 15 ‘for school students....

Hyderabad: The Tata group is conducting a national-level essay competition titled ‘Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2014 – 15 ‘for school students. This year, the competition will reach out to nearly three million students, from over 7,000 schools spread across 200 cities. The competition will be held in 12 languages – English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi and Assamese. The theme for this year’s competition is ‘Clean India’ and young minds will be encouraged to express their thoughts on a topic based on this subject.

The major cities include Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijaywada, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Indore, Goa, Nagpur, Bhopal, Vadodara, Surat, Bengaluru, Chennai, Manipal, Coimbatore, Kochi, Trivandrum, Madurai, Hubballi (Hubli) Puducherry, Kozhikode, Shimla, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Allahabad, Jammu, Udaipur, Varanasi, Amritsar, Ajmer, Kanpur, Chandigarh, Meerut, Agra, Delhi-NCR, Jaipur, Kolkata, Jamshedpur, Darjeeling, Patna, Guwahati, Siliguri, Ranchi, Cuttack, Shillong, Gangtok, Rourkela, Jabalpur and others.

The essay is written by the students only once but is evaluated at three levels. School level: Essays at the school level are evaluated by judges within each school. Winning entries from each school qualify for city level evaluation. City level: The essays of school level winners in each city are evaluated by a panel of judges from the field of academics and journalism, among others. The best essays win city-level recognition.

National level: The best essays from each city are finally judged by an elite panel comprising eminent people to choose the national winners in each language (state level winners in case of regional languages).

Prizes at the school level include certificates, medals and special Tata Building India merchandise. The city level winners and the runners-up receive prizes like cameras and music players, certificates and trophies. The national level winners receive laptops as the grand prize. The national winners and the runners-up is an intended visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi and an interaction with a national level dignitary. For more information visit

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