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ICWA Essay Competition 2017

ICWA Essay Competition 2017

Last date to apply

30 July 2017

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About ICWA Essay Competition

ICWA Essay Competition 2017 is a junior and senior level essay competition based on ‘Awareness Programme on Indian Foreign Policy’. Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) started the competition last year, and this is the 2nd Edition of the essay writing competition. The students enrolled in school and aged 15 to 18 years are eligible to participate under junior level category, and the students enrolled in PG/UG programs in any recognised college/university in India and aged 18-25 years are eligible to participate under the senior level category.


ICWA Essay Competition 2017 Dates




ICWA Essay Submission Starts

24 May 2017

ICWA Essay Submission Ends

30 July 2017

ICWA Essay Result Announces

Not announced yet


In ICWA Essay Competition 2017, Topic and word limitation of the essay should be as per the details mentioned below

Topic of the Essay Writing Competition


Word Limitation

What India’s Foreign Policy means to Young India/ India’s Foreign Policy Priorities for the Youth

Junior Level


Conflict, Religion and Foreign Policy

Senior Level


Young Indian writers have an opportunity to demonstrate their innovative thinking on the topic mentioned above and write an essay. The essay should be submitted via e-mail till 30 July 2017. Top 3 entries in both junior and senior category will be selected for cash prizes. 

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ICWA Essay Competition Eligibility Criteria

Gender  All
Region  All India
Class/ Age  15-18 and 18-25 years old students
Details Nationality: The senior or junior participants must be an Indian citizen.

Age: The junior participants should be aged 15 to 18 years old and the participants applying under senior category should be aged 18 to 25 years old.

Educational Qualification: The students applying under junior category should be enrolled in any recognised school in India and the students applying under senior category must be enrolled in a graduate/post graduate program in a College/University from anywhere in all over India.

The language of the essay: Essay should be written in English or Hindi.

ICWA Essay Competition Reward

The top entries submitted under senior and junior category in the ICWA Essay Competition 2017 will be awarded as under:


Junior Category Amount

Senior Category Amount

1st Prize

Rs. 15000

Rs. 25000

2nd Prize

Rs. 10000

Rs. 15000

3rd Prize

Rs. 5000

Rs. 10000

ICWA Essay Competition Application form and Process

The students wish to participate in ICWA Essay Competition 2017 can submit their essay only through online mode. The essay has to be submitted online till 30 July 2017. To submit the essay online, the candidates have to follow the guideline mentioned below:

Guidelines for Submission of the Essay

  • The participants have to provide separate personal information along with the essay.
  • The participants have to include a separate cover page which must have the personal information of the participant. The participants have to write the following personal information on the cover page:
    • Name
    • Father’s name
    • Mother’s name
    • Class
    • Program
    • Name and address of the school or college or university
    • Residence address
    • Mobile and landline number
    • Email address
  • Certificate from School/ College - Before submission, the participant has to attach a certificate from the School/Institute/College/University where he/she is currently enrolled.

ICWA Essay Submission

The eligible students who wish to participate in the competition under junior or senior category can submit essay only through online mode. Essay along with required certificate of the participant should be sent via email to essayicwa@gmail.com latest by 30 July 2017. The hard copy of the essay has not to be sent via offline mode.

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