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Essay Writing Competition

Balipara Foundation in concurrence with the 7th Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2019 is organizing an essay writing competition for school-college and university students in Northeast India.



Group I

Students upto Class VIII

Topic: Students Role towards Nature Conservation

Nature plays a significant role in making our existence on the planet possible. Everything we use to live a full life comes under the cycle of nature. It is important to understand the role of an individual in conserving the nature and the steps that needs be taken to ensure the ecological balance.

Group II

Class IX - XII

Topic: Empowering Grassroots Conservationists Grassroots

Conservationists are working extensively towards conservation of our natural resources and assets. The need of the hour is to build initiatives to recognize these grassroots leaders, support them towards their sustainable way of living and document their indigenous knowledge about cultural preservation and conservation.

Group III

Under-Graduate - Post Graduate

Topic: Universal Basic Assets: Towards Sustainable Livelihoods through Nature Capital

While we sit our comfortably air-conditioned coups, there is an entire world out there – from life in the oceans, seas, lakes, deforested areas along with humans who are unable to access the comfort that they are entitled to in its natural state. But what if we already have a solution and all we need to do is implement it in the most efficient way possible? What if we combine the concept of habitat restoration to generating universal basic income? Universal Basic Assets serves as a foundation for conservation and community empowerment for sustainable well-being and to build an equitable society. Basic income does not always have to be cash at hand. The asset that we are trying to put forth here is the nature around us that we have been exploiting for years on end.


Word Count:

Word Count Minimum 1000
Maximum 1500


Winner Gratifications:




Cash Prize

Rs 10,000/- for each group Winners 

Rs 7, 500/- for each group 1st Runner Up 

Rs 5,000/- for each group 2nd Runner Up


The best essay from each group will be published in ‘The Himalayan’, a Balipara Foundation publication to be given to all speakers and delegates from 15+ Countries participating in the  7th Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2019  



Terms of Participation:

Only 1 submission is allowed per participant

All entries will be checked for plagiarism. Plagiarized articles will be rejected and the participant will be banned from participating in any future competition as well

All submissions must have a signed Declaration Letter from Principal/HOD of the school/college/University stating the essay is an original work of the participant

​The decision of the judges will be final and binding

Balipara Foundation reserves the right to use all the submitted entries for whatsoever purpose they deem fit

Language for the essays will be English only

You should be the only author of your essay. Co-authorship is not allowed

​Formats accepted are .doc, .docx

​The Essay document name should be in this form: NEWC_Group 1/2/3_Your Name 

​Submission are open from 15th June 2019 to Midnight 31st August 2019

​No hard copy submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be submitted by filling up the Google Form linked below with the Essay and the Declaration Letter from the Principal/HOD of the institute. Incomplete forms without all details will be rejected

​Write Topic of the Essay, Title of the Essay, Name of the Author, Phone no and email id of the author, Institute Name, Class/Semester and Course at the starting of the essay

If any photograph is used with the essay the author must have copyright of the photograph

Balipara Foundation will not be liable for any copyright violation by the author of the essay

The top 3 winning entries from each group will be announced by 15th October and the winners will be notified by email and phone call

Winners will be gratified on 5th November in Guwahati at the venue of 7th Eastern Himalayan NaturenomicsTM Forum 2019

Exact time of award function will be notified by 20th October

Winners are requested to accept the award at the function. Winners are requested to arrange their own Travelling and Accommodation for the event

Confirmation of availability to accept the award by the winners or by their representative to be confirmed to Balipara Foundation by 20th October

The winning prize money will be given by Cheque/Online transfer only


Click Here To Submit Your Entry


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