Submission of entries – Top three entries from schools shall be forwarded to the DEO/DDEs for the district level competition by the principals. For any further clarifications, contact the help desk numbers or write to plastics-mefcc@gov.in

PAN-INDIA ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION

A Future without littered Plastic Waste and Single-Use Plastic items – through Sustainability and Circularity!

Objective

To foster the engagement of school students in the campaign on Plastic Waste Management and elimination of
littered Single-Use Plastic items

Uniqueness

  • An inclusive competition at the district, state, and national level
  • Languages: English, Hindi and respective regional language
  • Ministry will publish a compilation of the national level winning entries

Topics for Essay Writing

Students of Classes 8, 9 & 10

Students of Classes 11 & 12

Eligibility

Competition shall be open for students studying in schools in India

Competition will be held in the following two categories of school students:

  • Students of Classes 8, 9 & 10
  • Students of Classes 11 & 12

The upper age limit for class 12th school students would be 18 years as on 31st March 2021

Awards

District Level:

Certificates will be awarded to top three winners under both category for all three languages

State Level:

Certificates and Cash prize will be awarded to top three winners
under both category for all three languages

  • 1st Prize - Rs.5000 + Award Certificate
  • 2nd Prize - Rs.3000 + Award Certificate
  • 3rd Prize - Rs.2000 + Award Certificate

National Level:

Certificates and Cash prize will be awarded to top five winners
under both category for all three languages

  • 1st Prize - Rs.25,000 + Award Certificate
  • 2nd Prize - Rs.15,000 + Award Certificate
  • 3rd Prize - Rs.10,000 + Award Certificate

Consolation Prizes (2) - Rs.5,000 + Award Certificate

Timeline

What is the competition process?

  • Submission of entries: Top three entries from schools shall be forwarded to the DEO/DDEs for the district level competition by the principals. For any further clarifications, contact the help desk numbers or write to plastics-mefcc@gov.in
  • Selection of award-winning entries: Evaluation will be done by committees constituted at district, state and national level
  • Announcement of results: Winners for district, state and national level will be awarded certificates and cash prizes
  • Publishing national level entries: All national level would be a part of the publication by the ministry -
    'A Future without Plastic Waste – through Sustainability in Circularity’

HelpDesk Number

North Region

(Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh)
+91-7011167415

East Region

(Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Ladhak, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, W.Bengal, Odisha)
+91-9625441363

West Region

(Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Daman & Diu, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Goa)
+91-7011622202

South Region

(Kerala, Andaman Nicobar, Karnataka, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Lakshadweep)
+91-9289049175

Organizing Partner

Technical Partner