Entries are invited for the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA's) Annual Essay Prize Competition 2012. 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.
The following subjects have been prescribed and it is open to competitors to choose any of them.
2. Civil Society and Parliamentary Democracy in India
3. Administrative Measures for Increased Agriculture Production
A competitor may attempt a comprehensive survey of all these factors or may opt for focusing only on problems of a specific sector. These are flexible guidelines, illustrative rather than comprehensive. The competitors may not feel in any way rigidly bound with them. Essay should be based on personal research or experience of the competitors and show evidence of original thinking and scholarship as well as a critical analysis of the subject. Broad generalizations should be avoided. The essay should be in English or Hindi. The length of an essay should approximately be 5000 words and the competitors must indicate the total 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 essay, 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-deplume 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: Annual Essay Prize Competition-2012, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. 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 14th August, 2012. The envelope should be marked "Annual Essay Prize Competition 2012". The entries received after the due date may not be entertained. The essays will be adjudged by a body of judges 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 for Submission: 14th August, 2012