Take Part in ICWA Essay Competition to Get Rewards and Scholarship

Published on : 20 Jul 2018
ICWA Essay Competition

The ICWA Essay Competition is a part of the ‘Awareness Programme on Indian Foreign Policy’ initiative taken by the Indian Council of World Affairs.  Students studying in school (junior level) or pursuing their graduation/post graduation (senior level) are invited to take part in this program.

Besides creating awareness, it is also a platform for young writers to showcase their talent and get rewarded for it. Getting appreciated is the biggest morale booster and students with so much study pressure in today’s day and age require just that.

The last date to submit essays for both junior and senior level students is 31st July 2018.

ICWA Essay Competition: Quick Overview

Deadline 30 Jul 2018
Class / Course Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5, Class 6, Class 7, Class 8, Class 9, Class 10, Class 11, Class 12, Undergraduates, Graduate
Scholarship Type School, Under Graduate, Graduate
Awarded Amount Up to ₹ 25,000
Age Limit 15 - 25 Years
Gender All
Religion All
State All
Country India
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Topics for Essay Writing

Participants are required to write on the following topics: -

Junior Level: “Why climate change is important for India’s Foreign Policy?” in 1500 words

Senior Level: - ‘Is India’s Foreign Policy an instrument for our development?’ in 2500 words

Eligibility Criteria

  • School Students – Age 15 to 18 years
  • College/University Students: Age 18-25 years

Benefits of Participating in ICWA Essay Writing Scholarship

The prize range is different for both levels of participants:



Junior Level

1st Prize: ₹ 15,000

2nd Prize: ₹ 10,000

3rd Prize: ₹ 5,000

Senior Level

1st Prize: ₹ 25,000

2nd Prize: ₹ 15,000

3rd Prize: ₹ 10,000

How to Apply

Kindly follow the steps mentioned below: -

  • Click here to go to the competition page.
  • Register as a new user
  • Go to the application form
  • Fill up all the details
  • Attach all the essential documents
  • Carefully submit the application form.

Terms and Conditions

  • The senior-level participants must be enrolled in a college/university.
  • The entries should include a separate cover page carrying the following personal information:

1) Name of the applicant

2) Father/Mother’s Name

3) Class/Programme

4) Name and Address of School/College/ University

5) Home Address

6) Contact Number

7) Email Address

  • Essays can either be sent online at essayicwa@gmail.com or to the MyGov portal latest by 30th July.
  • Students may even submit their essays in video format through Youtube or any other video URL.
  • Follow the word limit (junior and senior level)
  • Submit an essay in PDF file format.
  • Font Style = Book Antiqua, Times New Roman or Cambria.
  • Font size = 12
  • Line spacing = 1.15
  • Paper Margins: allow 1-inch margins on all four sides and justify text on both sides
  • The entry should be original. Copied entries will be rejected.
  • Attach a certificate from School/College/University along with the essay submission.