Essay writing is not just a method of academic assessment, but also an art. This is an art of reporting and describing about a topic. It not only requires storytelling skills, but also the presentation of the story. With our Essay Writing Competition, we want to discover essay writing talent from the student community. This also acts like scholarship for students.

This Essay Writing Competition will run 3 months long (till 31st June 2018) and each month, we will be announcing 3 prize winners.

In the finale, we will be announcing the top 3 winners of the session.

So participate in our Essay Writing Competition to win cash prizes (top 3 winners) and 6 top winners will get an opportunity to be our authors in our blog section, each month. We will inform the winners on their email ids.

The entree to this competition is FREE.


  • 1st Prize: Rs. 10,000
  • 2nd Prize: Rs. 7,000
  • 3rd Prize: Rs. 5,000
  • 6 consolation prizes: Authorship on our blogs and 1 certficate.

Essay topics (The topics might change each month)

1. If the internet were to crash forever, what would the benefits be for you? The drawbacks?
2. What’s the worst thing about the internet?
3. 5 things you would change in your school.


Kindly click here to participate.


  • Choosing more than one topic is not allowed. More than one submission is not allowed.
  • The decision of the judges will be final and binding.
  • Voice of Republic reserves the right to use all the submitted  entries for whatsoever purpose they deem fit.
  • 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.
  • Language for the essays will be English only.
  • Participating in the event means that you agree to abide by all the rules of  Voice of Republic.
  • You should be the only author of your essay. Co-authorship is not allowed.

Judgement Criteria

You will be allotted points under three sections as explained below. Finally, points from all the three segments will be added to judge the winners. The three segments are explained below.

1. Essay Content (200 points)

  • Maintain word limit: Your essay should be in between 800- 1000 words.
  • The essay is to be written in perfect English language.
  • Your essay should be 100% plagiarism free. It will be checked on plagiarism check software before being considered.
  • Use active voice, multiple paragraphs to make it readable, add pictures to make it engaging and interesting.
  • Your story telling capability will be judged.

2. Announcement points: Sharing your participation on Facebook (Each announcement contributes 3 points)

It’s fun to get motivational wishes from your friends when you are participating in a competition. That is why we want you to share your participation news on your Facebook, so that your friends know about it. You would need to use hastag #voiceofrepublicssayCompetition along with your message. Do not miss to use this hashtag as our social media team will find your message using this hashtag.

You may use this message: “I am excited to participate in VoiceofRepublic’s essay writing competition and win Rs.10,000. #voiceofrepublicssayCompetition

3. Social share points: Peer review through social media (Each ‘Like’ contributes 1 point)

We think peer review is an important factor to judge your essay. Top 9 essays will get space on our website under your authorship. We will be sharing the link with you which you can share through your social media and other channels. We will count the number of Facebook likes on your Essay page.

You may use this message: “I have participated in VoiceofRepublic’s essay writing competition and have been selected in top 9. You can check my essay on the link below and read it. If you really like my essay, then press ‘Like’ button on the page. This will increase my chances of winning this essay competition”

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