Apply, Surana & Surana International Essay Writing Competition 2018

Published on : 03 Aug 2018
Surana & Surana International Essay Writing Competition

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab invites applications from students to take part in the Surana & Surana International Essay Writing Competition. Students studying in different graduation and post graduation courses can apply.

Surana & Surana International Essay Writing Competition: Quick Overview

Deadline 20 Aug 2018
Class / Course Post Graduates, Undergraduates, Graduate, PHD, Law, M.PHILL, LL.B
Scholarship Type Under Graduate, Post Graduate, Graduate
Awarded Amount Prizes worth ₹ 25,000
Age Limit N/A
Gender All
Religion All
State All
Country India
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Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates pursuing B.A.LLB././PhD./ LL.M/M. Phil or any other Bachelors or Master courses (apart from Law) from any University across the world are welcome to apply.
  • Top three position holders of RGNUL are not eligible for the top three prizes but will receive a special prize by the Surana and Surana International Attorneys, Chennai at the valedictory function.

Benefits under the Scholarship

First Prize - ₹25,000

Second Prize - ₹15,000

Third Prize - ₹10,000

Essay Theme

Main Theme: Transnational Organised Crimes


  • Upcoming Challenges of Drug Trade
  • Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017
  • Organising Trafficking
  • Money Laundering
  • De-Mystification Offshore Banking Secrecy
  • UN Efforts to Tackle Corruption
  • Bilateral Cooperation to Curb Drug Trafficking
  • Illegal Arms Trade
  • Any Other Sub Theme

How to Apply

  • Write an essay in English and email it to
  • Submit the essay in MS Word format with filename “Essay Competition” - Name of Author(s) and the Registration form.
  • Make a cover page that includes your Full Name, Nationality, address, e-mail address, contact number and name, address and program of college/university.

Other Requirements

  • Submit an abstract and bibliography along with the essay.
  • Use a font size of 12 points in Times New Roman with 1.5 with intercellular spaces.
  • The word limit of the abstract is 300 words including the title and keywords.
  • The word limit of the essay is 2,000 words. (excluding abstract and footnotes)
  • Footnotes must be as per 19th Bluebook Citation Format.

Important Details

  • The last date to apply is 20th August 2018.
  • The result announcement will take place on 28th September 2018.
  • Selected papers will be published in the form of an edited book with an ISBN No.
  • Keep a check on the official website of RGNUL for the list of selected papers.
  • Runner-Ups will receive a consolation prize of ₹1000 each along with the certificate of publications

Terms and Conditions

  • Only one submission per author.
  • Co-authorship limit is 2.
  • Fill a separate Registration Form in case of co-authorship.
  • Make the essay original and unique. (Not Published Anywhere Before or Under any consideration for publication )
  • Contain 0% plagiarism in the essay content
  • Neither RGNUL nor Surana & Surana International Attorneys, Chennai will be responsible for the act of plagiarism.
  • No use of Identification mark in any part of the essay.
  • Don’t forget to send the Registration form along with the essay. Make sure the form is sealed and signed by the Head of Institution / University.
  • The name of the winner will be displayed on the official website.
  • In case of unavailability of the head of the institution, any senior faculty may sign the form. Or you may send the scanned copy of your Identity Card.