Article Writing Contest – Management Institute

Contest Name: Article Writing Competition- T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal

Deadline: 28-Jul-2015 to 11-Aug-2015

Eligibility: MBA Students, Postgraduate Level

Region: India

article writing contest 2015

Here’s your chance to publish your article in one of the most popular B-shcool magazines of India!

A chance to combine your managerial and writing skills and showcase them to peers, professors and potential recruiters!!

THEME: ‘Leading singlehandedly’ is the broad topic for this competition.

You can write about

1. The case of an individual or organisation as an illustration for leading singlehandedly; analsying, interpreting and drawing conclusions
2. Your understanding and opinion on leading singlehandedly
3. Leading singlehandedly in a particular area of management (Finance, HR, Operations, IT, Marketing)

These are a few ideas. You can use your creativity to write on anything else pertaining to the theme to dazzle our judges.

Word limit: Minimum – 400.  Maximum – 2000.

Please include your name, your institution’s name and a recent photograph along with your entry.

The maximum number of co-authors is three. However, multiple entries from the same institution are allowed.

In case of any queries, please drop a mail to




the 19th Annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

writing competitions for teens 2015 – With an unbeatable lineup of over 300 of the greatest literary works the world has ever known, Signet Classics is the publisher that students, education professionals and the public turn to more than any other. Now, we are proud to host our eighteenth annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest, in which five high school juniors or seniors can each win a $1,000 scholarship award to be used toward their higher education plus a Signet Classics library for their school! Essays must be submitted by a high school English teacher on behalf of students who write an essay on one of six topics for this year’s competition book, Pygmalion and My Fair Lady.
Essay Subject

Pygmalion and My Fair Lady


Select one of the following six topics:

Henry Higgins, the leading man in Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, may be considered an anti-hero, a character who acts in ways contrary to conventional literary representations of heroism. What qualities mark him as an anti-hero?

When Eliza threatens to leave Henry in Act 5 of Pygmalion, Henry defends himself, saying, “I care for life, for humanity….What more can you or anyone ask?” In light of Henry’s behavior throughout the play, does this self-justification seem satisfactory? What are the pitfalls of caring for life and humanity in general, as Henry does, but neglecting to consider the needs of individuals?

At the end of Pygmalion, Henry is amused when Eliza goes off to marry Freddy. In My Fair Lady, Eliza returns in a scene that suggests she and Henry have a future together. Given your understanding of Eliza and Henry, do you think one ending fits better than the other? Would it work to switch conclusions—end Pygmalion with Eliza’s return and My Fair Lady with Eliza’s departure? Why or why not? What changes did Lerner make to Shaw’s play to make his new ending plausible?

At the beginning of Pygmalion, we are introduced to Alfred Doolittle, Eliza’s father. Alfred reappears—surprisingly, almost as an afterthought—toward the conclusion of the play. In My Fair Lady, by contrast, his role is greatly expanded in additional scenes and songs. How do these additions affect your view of Alfred’s character and his life philosophy?

Both plays poke fun at the middle class, most notably its emphasis on proper speech and appearance. In what other ways does the play satirize middle class values? What middle class preoccupations and interests are undermined? Do you believe members of the middle class today share attitudes illustrated in the plays? Use examples to illustrate your point.

In Act 5 of Pygmalion and almost verbatim in Act 2, Scene 5 of My Fair Lady, Eliza claims Col. Pickering showed her how to act like a lady by behaving well himself: “I shall always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins because he always treats me like a flower girl, and always will; but I know I can be a lady to you, because you always treat me as a lady, and always will.” Do you agree with Eliza’s assessment of Col. Pickering as a true gentleman? Illustrate your answer with references to his behavior throughout the play.
Official Rules for 19th Annual Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

No purchase necessary. A purchase will not enhance your opportunity to win.

Open to 11th and 12th grade full-time matriculated students who are attending high schools located in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, or home-schooled students between the ages of 16-18 who are residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia.

How to Enter

Matriculated students: Four (4) copies of the essay must be mailed by an English teacher on behalf of the student (each English teacher may submit only one junior and one senior essay), along with a cover letter on school letterhead that includes the following details:

  1. Student’s full name, grade, address, e-mail and home telephone number
  2. Name of high school
  3. Name, email and daytime telephone number of English teacher submitting essay (please include summer contact information if different from school year contact information)
  4. Name, e-mail and daytime telephone number of the school’s administration officer
  5. Topic selected (#1, #2, #3, #4 #5 or #6)
  6. Certification by teacher that the essay is the student’s original work

Essays submitted without a cover letter on school letterhead or cover letters that do not include the above details will be disqualified.

Home-schooled students: Four (4) copies of the essay must be mailed by a parent or legal guardian on behalf of the student, along with a cover letter on the parent/legal guardian’s letterhead that certifies that the student is home-schooled and that includes the following details:


  • Student’s full name, address, e-mail and home telephone number
  • Student’s equivalent grade
  • Name and daytime telephone number and e-mail of the sponsoring parent/legal guardian
  • Topic selected (#1, #2, #3, #4 ,#5 or #6)
  • Certification by sponsoring parent/legal guardian of home-schooled student that the essay is the student’s original work

Essays submitted without a cover letter on parent/legal guardian’s letterhead or cover letters that do not include the above details will be disqualified.

Essays must be at least two and no more than three double-spaced pages, computer or typewritten (please do not staple submissions). Please include four (4) copies (including the cover letter) of each essay submitted. Entries must be mailed to Penguin Group (USA) Inc., Academic Marketing Department, Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest #19, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014. To be eligible, all entries must be postmarked by April 14, 2015 and received on or by April 21, 2015. Submissions by fax, email or any other electronic means will not be considered.

Entries will not be returned. By entering the Contest, contestants agree to abide by these rules, and represent and warrant that the entries are their own and original creations, and do not violate or infringe the rights, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights or rights of publicity/privacy, of any third party.
Entries are void if they are in whole or in part illegible, incomplete, damaged or handwritten. No responsibility is assumed for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, postage due or misdirected mail entries.


All eligible entries received will be judged by a qualified panel of judges chosen by Penguin Group (USA) Inc., and winners will be selected on or about June 15, 2015. Winning essays must demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the themes and issues presented in Pygmalion and My Fair Lady . Submissions will be judged on style, content, grammar and originality. Judges will look for clear, concise writing that is original, articulate, logically organized and well supported. Winners will be notified by June 24th, 2015 via email, and will be announced online on or about July 1st, 2015.

writing contest for teen 2015


There are five (5) prizes available to be won. Each prize includes a check in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to be used toward winner’s tuition and/or expenses related to their higher education. Each prize also includes a Signet Classics Library for the winner’s school library, or public library in the case of a home-schooled winner (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) = $1,600.00). Total ARV per prize = $2,600.00.

In the event that there is an insufficient number of qualified entries or if the judges determine in their absolute discretion that no or too few entries meet the quality standards established to award the prizes, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.


Open to 11th and 12th grade full-time matriculated students who are attending high schools located in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, or home-schooled students between the ages of 16-18 who are residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia. Void where prohibited by law. All state and local restrictions apply.

Employees of Sponsor and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates or other parties in any way involved in the development, production or distribution of this Contest, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate in this Contest.


No cash substitution, transfer or assignment of prizes allowed. In the event of the unavailability of a prize or prizes, Sponsor may substitute a prize or prizes of equal or greater value.

All expenses, including taxes (if any), on receipt and use of prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners.
Winners may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release. The affidavit must be returned within fourteen (14) days of notification or another winner will be selected. If a winner is under 18 years of age, their parent/legal guardian will also be required to sign the Affidavit. Because the ARV exceeds $600.00, winners shall be required to provide a Social Security Number or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to Sponsor for issuance of a 1099 Form. The winner’s school library or public library in the case of a home-schooled winner that will receive a Signet Classics Library shall also be required to provide a Federal Tax Identification Number to Sponsor for issuance of a 1099 form, in connection with its receipt of this portion of the prize.

By accepting a prize, the winners and their parents and/or legal guardians grant to Sponsor the right to edit, publish, copy, display and otherwise use their entries in connection with this Contest, and to further use their names, likenesses, and biographical information in advertising and promotional materials, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. By competing in this Contest and/or accepting a prize, entrants release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies, or the agencies of any of them and the authors and/or editors of any books promoted hereby from any and all liability for any loss harm, injuries, damages, cost or expenses arising out of or relating to participation in this Contest or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize(s). UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES.
Any dispute arising from this Contest will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.
Winners List

For a copy of the winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by December 15, 2015 to Penguin Group (USA) Inc., Academic Marketing Department, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014, Attention: Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest #19, or check online after July 1st, 2015.

Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Academic Marketing Department
375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014

writing contest 2015


Legal Writing Contest – First Place US $2,000 and plaque

Contest Name: Legal Writing Contest
Prize: First Place US $2,000 and plaque
Second Place US $1,000 and plaque
Third Place US $500 and plaque
Honorable mention Plaque


Scholarships Writing Contest

All J.D. candidates currently enrolled in accredited law schools are eligible to participate in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Entrants must write on subjects in the fields of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence or other areas of the law of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense, or management of the defense of civil litigation. The contest is judged by a committee of the IADC.
Winning and honorable mention entries are considered for publication in the IADC’s quarterly academic publication, the Defense Counsel Journal. The judges also may award honorable mentions. All entrants receive a one-year subscription to the Defense Counsel Journal.

Past experience has shown that teachers of litigation-related subjects are in an ideal position to stimulate student interest in legal writing and to encourage participation in the IADC Legal Writing Contest. Each year a number of the entries appear to have been prepared initially for various courses or seminars, and the caliber of the papers has been high. These faculty members are in an excellent position to encourage their students to enter the IADC contest.

Deans, professors, and law review editors are urged to publicize the IADC contest and to encourage participation in it.

Contest Rules

  1. Eligibility. The International Association of Defense Counsel 2015 Legal Writing Contest is open to students who, at the time of submission of their entries, are enrolled as J.D. candidates in accredited law schools.
  2. Subject Matter. Entries must be submitted in the English language on a subject of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation, such as relevant aspects of tort law, insurance law, civil procedure, evidence, damages, alternative dispute resolution procedures, and professional ethics.
  3. Authorship and Publication. Entries must be certified by the entrant on the IADC entry form to be the original and sole work of the entrant. At the time of submission, the entry must not have been published or accepted for publication, and the author must be free to execute the assignment of copyright to IADC referred to in Rule 7.
  4. Judging. The contest will be judged by a committee of the IADC, whose decisions will be final. In addition to the monetary award winners, the judges may designate entries worthy of honorable mention.
  5. Judging Standards. Articles will be judged on the following factors: (1) the choice of subject matter, as measured by its significance, international or national relevance, and timeliness; (2) the amount of work and effort, as measured by the entry’s comprehensiveness and analysis; (3) the 5. quality of the legal analysis, as measured by its objectivity and balance; and (4) the writing quality, as measured by clarity of expression, brevity, and literary construction. Entrants also should consider the points made in the contest guidelines.
  6. Monetary Awards. Monetary awards will be made as follows: US $2,000 to the first place winner, US $1,000 to the second place winner, and US $500 to the third place winner. Honorary mentions receive no monetary awards.
  7. Plaques and Publication. Authors of monetary award articles and of those awarded honorable mention will receive commemorative plaques, and their articles will be made available for publication in Defense Counsel Journal, IADC’s quarterly law review. At the time of submission, entrants must execute the assignment of copyright in the entry certificate. IADC will copyright articles published in Defense Counsel Journal, but release the copyright assignment back to entrants whose works are not published. Acceptance for publication in any publication other than Defense Counsel Journal prior to notice to the author of an award in this contest will disqualify the entry. Entrants are expected to notify IADC promptly of such prior acceptance by another publication.
  8. Subscription. A year’s subscription to Defense Counsel Journal will be given to all contestants who meet the qualifications for entry in this contest.
  9. Deadline for 2015 Entries. Entries must be received on or before Friday, May 15, 2015.
  10. Directions for Transmission. Entries, together with the completed entry form, must be sent to the International Association of Defense Counsel, via electronic mail to Melisa Maisel at

Contest Guidelines


  • Choice of Subject. Rule 2 allows for a broad range of topics, provided it is one of practical concern to lawyers engaged in the defense or management of the defense of civil litigation. Unusual subjects are desirable if of sufficiently widespread interest beyond the borders of any state or province.
  • Balance. Entries should be of law review type and quality, not briefs. Authors’ opinions should reflect consideration of both sides of the issues.
  • Original Work. Compliance with this requirement of Rule 2 permits borrowing from the writings of others, provided due attribution is given. An article must not parallel its sources too closely in form or content, and direct quotations must always be shown as such.
  • Sole Authorship. Entries must be the work of a single author. An entry does not fail the “single author” test merely because it has been graded by a professor who has offered advice on it. Sole authorship cannot be claimed, however, if, for example, a paper has been rewritten in part by another person, or if another has contributed research to the paper.
  • Legal Analysis. A major factor is the quality of legal analysis reflected by an article. Clear thinking and expression are key faculties of a good lawyer. While lawyers and judges alike are seldom capable of resolving questions of law solely by the cool light of reason, unclouded by predilections or prejudices, they must justify their conclusions with sound reasoning and pertinent authorities.


  • Organization. Any well-written article must be organized and presented in a logical and orderly manner. This is best accomplished by initial preparation of an outline that (1) disciplines the author’s thought processes; (2) provides a table of contents; (3) supplies headings for quick reference; and (4) eliminates the need for lengthy introductions and conclusions.
  • Hallmarks of Fine Writing. The three hallmarks of fine legal writing are simplicity, clarity, and brevity.
  • Simplicity. A simple writing style befits legal writing because it is easily understood and does not overtax the reader’s powers of concentration. Just as long sentences, laden with dependent clauses, should be avoided, so, too, lengthy paragraphs should be avoided.
  • Clarity. Yale Professor John Berdan used to tell his English composition class that a fine writing is like a windowpane: seen through, but never seen.
  • Brevity. While the IADC Legal Writing Contest imposes no strict word limitation, brevity is to be desired, although it is a mixed virtue. A well-written law entry should include all points necessary to full treatment of the subject. Past experience has shown that most entries are unnecessarily prolix and repetitious. Trim off the fat; leave the bone and sinew.(Suggested word limit: 12,000 words, including footnotes)


  • Entries must be submitted via email in English in Microsoft Word format to Melisa Maisel at Footnotes should appear on the page referenced in the text. Avoid excessive footnotes. Use The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th edition) for style.
  • Cicero’s Advice
  • The winning entries will be those that best heed the 2,000-year-old advice of the Roman orator, Marcus Tullius Cicero: “Be clear, so the audience will understand. Be interesting, so the audience will listen. Be persuasive, so the audience will agree.”

Entry Form please visit here


Writing Contest 2015


Writing Awards for High School Scholarships

Contest name:2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Deadline: No deadline currently exists for this scholarship.  
Amount awarded: $10,000

Four nationwide $10,000 scholarships will be awarded by The Art
Institutes to the Scholastic National Award Recipients on a first-come,
first-served basis. Applicants must be high school seniors graduating in
2015. To receive information about this scholarship, visit the
Scholastic website at or call 212-343-6100. National Award Recipients must contact Julie Walsh at The Art Institutes at 1-800-275-2440 or as soon as they are notified of the award.

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How do I enter a work in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing


Submissions for the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards will begin on September 15, 2014. To get
started, visit our SIGN UP PAGE. Be sure that you have your school zip code handy so that we can get you the guidelines and deadline for your Local Program.

The Scholastic Awards look for work that demostrates technical skill, personal voice or vision, and
originality. After you have created your work, uploaded it to your Scholastic Awards Account! Go to see examples of works from past National Medalists.

Stamp it and Send It!

After uploading your work, print your submission forms, have a parent/guardian and an educator sign
them, and then mail them to your Local Program. Mailing instructions can be found on the submission
form or on your LOCAL PROGRAM’S WEBPAGE.

What else do I need to know?


Public, private, parochial, or home-school students in the US, Canada, or American schools abroad
enrolled in grades 7 – 12 are eligible to participate in the Awards.

Category Descriptions


Please Note: Art Categories Writing Categories Special Categories and Sponsored Awards**
Students may not Architecture Critical Essay Best-in-Grade
submit the same work Ceramics & Glass Dramatic Script Creativity and Citizenship
in different categories Comic Art Flash Fiction Duck Tape Brand Award
Design Humor Future New
Digital Art Journalism Gedenk Award
Seniors may submit Drawing and Illustration Personal Essay/Memoir Novel Writing
two Art Portfolios and Fashion Poetry Video Games
two Writing Portfolio. Film & Animation Science Fiction & Fantasy
Jewelry Short Story
Mixed Media Writing Portfolio *
Art Portfolio *

Judging Criteria

Originality Work that breaks from convention, blurs the boundaries between genres, and challenges
notions of how a particular concept or emotion can be expressed.

Technical Skill Work that uses technique to advance an original perspective or a personal vision or voice, and show skills being utilized to create something unique, powerful, and innovative.

Personal Vision or Voice Work with an authentic and unique point of view and style.

Blind Judging

The Scholastic Awards are adjudicated without knowledge of the artists/writers identity. Please make sure that your submission does not contain any personal information.

Freedom of Expression

Young artists and writers are free to explore any and all topics. There are no pre-defined prompts and no work is ever disqualified from the Scholastic Awards because of the nature of its content.

source: – Writing Contest 2015

see also: Writing Award – Sequestrum Reprint Award 2015