About G20 Essay Competition
On December 1, 2022, India assumed the G20 Presidency from Indonesia. India, a nation deeply committed to democracy and multilateralism, G20 Presidency will be a watershed moment in her history as it will play an essential role in finding pragmatic global solutions for the well-being of all and, in doing so, manifest the true spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ or the ‘World is One Family’.
It is our endeavour to take the G20 to the people of India and make it participative and action-oriented. As a part of these remarkable initiatives, G20 Secretariat/ Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with MyGov is hosting an G20 Essay Competiiton, centred around the topic ‘My Vision for India’s G20 Presidency’.
It aims to engage the ingenious thoughts and insightful perspectives of the Indian youth, strategically igniting a flame of awareness regarding India’s prominent role in steering the G20 towards a brighter future.
The main objectives of the G20 Essay Competition is:
- To invite students to share their ideas and visions for India’s G20 Presidency
- To create awareness and enhance knowledge about India’s G20 Presidency
- To increase understanding about India’s G20 Presidency
- To encourage young Indians to relate to different parameters of G20.
Selection Criteria for G20 Essay Competition
- Originality of thought and depth of knowledge
- Quality of Content, Relevance to the topic.
- Structure, articulation and writing style
Points to Remember for G20 Essay Competition
- The competition is open to only Indian Citizens.
- The Essay can be submitted in either Hindi or English languages in the following categories/ age groups:
|Category A||12 – 14 years of age|
|Category B||14 -16 years of age|
- The length of the Essay must not exceed 1500 words.
- The Essay must be typed in an A-4 size MS word document using Arial font for English and Mangal font for Hindi, having size 12 with 1.5” spacing and should be submitted in the form of PDF.
- The participants must be the same person who has written the essay. The Essay should reflect original thinking and presentation.
Timeline of G20 Essay Competition
|Start Date||1st June 2023|
|End Date||31st July 2023|
Gratification for G20 Essay Competition
The Best Entries will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 each.
Terms & Conditions of G20 Essay Competition
The Competition is open to only Indian Citizens.
The Essay can be submitted in either Hindi or English languages in the following categories/ age groups:
|Category:||12 – 14 years of age|
|Category||14 -16 years of age|
All entries must be submitted through the MyGov.in portal only. Entries submitted through any other medium/mode will not be considered for evaluation.
The length of the G20 Essay must not exceed 1500 words.
A participant can submit only once. In case it is found that any participant has submitted more than one entry, all his/her entries will be considered as invalid.
The entry should be original. Copied entries or plagiarized entries will not be considered under the contest. Winning entries will also be suitably publicized by the G20 Secretariat/ Ministry of External Affairs.
There are no charges/registration fee for participation in the competition.
The Essay must be typed in an A-4 size MS word document using Arial font for English and Mangal font for Hindi, having size 12 with 1.5” spacing. The essay must be uploaded in the PDF format.
The participants must be the same person who has written the essay. The Essay should reflect original thinking and presentation.
Please note that the G20 Essay must be original and should not violate any provision of the Indian Copyright Act 1957. Anyone found infringing on others’ copyright would be disqualified from the competition. G20 Secretariat/Ministry of External Affairs does not bear any responsibility for copyright violations or infringements of intellectual property carried out by the participants.
Mention of the Author’s name /email etc., anywhere in the body of the essay will lead to disqualification.
G20 Secretariat/Ministry of External Affairs reserves the right to verify original documents such as proof of age etc., before awarding the prizes.
Participant is to make sure that their MyGov profile is accurate and updated since G20 Secretariat/Ministry of External Affairs would be using this for further communication. This includes details such as name, photo, complete postal address, email ID and phone number. Entries with incomplete profiles would not be considered.
The G20 Secretariat/Ministry of External Affairs reserve all the rights and any dispute, amendments or any issue related to this competition / guidelines / evaluation criteria etc., shall be decided by the G20 Secretariat/ Ministry of External Affairs which will be final and binding.
G20 Secretariat/Ministry of External Affairs reserves the right to cancel or amend all or any part of the competition/guidelines/evaluation criteria etc., at any time.
Any changes to the Terms and Conditions/ Technical Parameters/ Evaluation Criteria, or cancellation of the Contest, will be updated / posted on the MyGov platform. It would be the responsibility of the participants to keep themselves informed of any changes in the Term & Conditions/ Technical Parameters/ Evaluation Criteria stated for this Contest.
If any entry is found to violate the guidelines, it will be removed from the evaluation process without giving any intimation or explanation to the participant.
For Verification purposes original documents may be asked by G20 Secretariat/ MEA at any given point of time during the essay Competition process.
G20 Secretariat/Ministry of External Affairs shall have an exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual and irrevocable license to copy, store, edit, distribute, transmit and publish competition entries.
Decision of the Evaluation Committee will be final and binding on all participants.
Non- conformity to guidelines will lead to disqualification of the participants.
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