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 Essay Contest for IndiaFEST 2014: Dhiren Pathak, Dr Suresh Rajpara 


Essay contest...
 

Please submit by February 7th, 2014

IndiaFEST 2014 Committee and Palm Beach India Association are sponsoring an essay contest to promote an awareness of India’s rich cultural heritage. The essay contest is open to students of South Florida schools.

Essay topic:
The students are asked to write an essay on the question described below in accordance to the current year of school they are in attendance.  

     
     

Submission guidelines
     
Categories :  

1. Students in grades 1 through 5
2. Students in grades 6 through 8
3. Students in grades 9 through 12
 

Essay length :

1. Students in grades 1 through 5
Entries must contain  up to 500 words

2. Students in grades 6 through 8
Entries must contain  up to 750 words

3. Students in grades 9 through 12
Entries must contain  up to 1000 words

 

Submission dead-line :

Midnight, February 7th, 2014

Submission emailed to :

Dhiren@bellsouth.net

Criteria : Essays evaluated on content (70%), style (20%), and grammar (10%).
Judging :

Committee comprised of school teachers

Winners : Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded on February 22nd at IndiaFEST 2014, Meyer Amphitheater
     
 

 

 Category 1 : Elementary SCHOOL (Grades 1 through 5) 

Please mention your category, name, address, phone number, grade and email address while submitting the essay.

The topics for essay are-
1) Who is your favorite Indian person and why?
2) Which Indian state you like the most and why?
3) Describe some of the colorful festivals of India and which one do you enjoy the most and why?

The prizes are as follows:

Level Prize Price
Gold First Place $ 200
Silver Second Place $ 100
Bronze Third Place $ 50

 

 Category 2 : MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6 through 8) 

Please mention your category, name, address, phone number, grade and email address while submitting the essay.

The topics for essay are-
1) What and how would you change India if you were to become the Prime Minister of India?
2) What can be done to bring many religions, cultures and other diversities together so that India can emerge successfully as a world leader.
3) Where do you see India 10 years from now.

The prizes are as follows:

Level Prize Price
Gold First Place $ 300
Silver Second Place $ 200
Bronze Third Place $ 100
 Category 3 : HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9 through 12) 

Please mention your category, name, address, phone number, grade and email address while submitting the essay.

The topics for essay are-
1) Should India be allowed to become a permanent member of the United Nations? Explain your answer.
2) Your opinion about the election system in India VS USA.
3) How can India improve its relations with its neighboring countries.

The prizes are as follows:

Level Prize Price
Gold First Place $ 400
Silver Second Place $ 300
Bronze Third Place $ 200
 
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