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Young India Challenge 2015

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Apriil 19, 2015
Extended to May 17, 2015

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  • Young India Challenge is the initiative to motivate Indian youth to think about Nation Building. This competition is open to school & college students.
  • Every week a new topic will be given and participants need to submit an essay or cartoon strip or photographic story on the given topic to be a part of the contest.
  • In the challenge 10 weekly contests will be organised between February 9, 2015 and April 19, 2015.
  • The weekly winners will participate in the final round and their entries will be judged by top Industry Mentors i.e. CXOs of Freecharge.in, YourStory.com, Explara, InMobi, Commonfloor.

Topics for Young Challenge 2015

Week  Topic 1 Topic 2 Deadline
Week 2

The Future of Internet in India

  February 21, 2015
Week 3

 10 Things you would do if you were an Aam Aadmi CM


February 28, 2015 
Week 4  Reservation System in India The India who Inspires me most   April 5, 2015
Week 5 The Indian who Inspires Me Most

Rural India

April 12, 2015
Week 6 My Favourite Indian Start-up / Organization India in Sports   April 19, 2015
Week 7  My Favourite Indian Business Leader My Favourite Indian Start-up / Organization  April 26, 2015 
Week 8* Write a letter to our Nepali brethren to let them know we are with tem in this time of distress.    May 3, 2015
Week 9 Write a letter to our Nepali brethren to let them know we are with tem in this time of distress.   My City (what is the best thing about my city?) May 10, 2015 
Week 10  My City (what is the best thing about my city?) One Year of Modi Government 

May 17, 2015 

* = Only 1 topic available for this week. 

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Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  All India
Class/ Age  School & Undergraduate Students 
  • Nationality: Only Indian Residents can participate in this challenge.
  • Age: Upto 30 years of age
  • Educational qualification: Under graduate College & University Students.
  • Not Eligible
    • Employees and close blood relatives of Gyan Lab or YourStory or any related organisation.
    • Winners of weekly contest can participate in subsequent weekly contests but cannot be declared a winner second time.


Young India Challenge Reward

School Students

First Prize HP Tablet (2 numbers)
Second Prize Amazon Kindle ( 2 numbers)


College Students


Prize Amount

First Prize

20,000 INR

Second Prize

10,000 INR

Third Prize

5,000 INR

  • Entries with Maximum Social Media reach will get a chance to attend a coffee session with either of the below mentioned Entrepreneurs:
    • Alok Goel - CEO, Freecharge.in
    • Shradha Sharma - Founder & CEO, YourStory.com
    • Naveen Tewari - Founder & CEO, InMobi
    • Santosh Panda - Founder & CEO, Explara
    • Sumit Jain - Co-founder & CEO, Commonfloor.
  • Weekly Winners: Gift Coupons will be given to weekly winners alongwith a chance to visit offices of Major Startups in Bangalore.
  • Participation Certificate: All the Participants will be given a participation Certificate.

Application form and Process

Young India Challenge Application Submission process

Candidates willing to participate need to register on yourstory.com and complete the submission process.  The candidates have to register on Yourstory.com using your social network ids or any other email id.

  • Categories:  The contest will be under 2 categories:
    • Essay Writing : 1200 words
    • Poster/Carton Strip Designing/Photographic Story: Maximum 15 images as a part of Carton Strip Designing/Photographic Story with a caption of 500 words.
  • Completing the Submission: Select the story and fill the related details such as class, email id, gender, phone number and click on ‘Save Submission’.
    • A pop up box will appear on the screen, click ‘Submit This Story’ to finalize the submission.
  • Submission Deadline:
    • For weekly contest:
    • For final round:

Note: Sending entries by Mail does not necessarily entitle you for participation.

Selection Process

Young India Challenge Selection Process

  • Judging Panel: The entries of the finalists will be judged by Top Industry Mentors.
  • Declaration of Result: Weekly winners will be notified by phone or email, while winners of the Final round will be declared on the website.


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Indiranagar 1st Stage,
CMH Road, Bangalore – 560038

Contact Details

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