Essay Competition for Students




**** ESSAY COMPETITION 2018 **** 

i)    Subject:

  • How will you build a self-sustaining colony on Mars Planet  ....(For Std. 4 to 7 - Junior Group)
  • How will you build a self-sustaining colony on Mars Planet ... (For Std. 8 to 12 – Senior Group)   

Guidelines for writing Essay: Using your imagination, you can write your Essay covering some important aspects as under: -

  • Identify constraints & suggest solutions to the constraints present on Mars
  • Consider factors like sanitation, water, food, vegetation etc.. while inhabiting the planet.
  • Problems present on Earth not to be repeated on Mars, how can be minimized/solve 

ii)  Candidate Information: Students participating in the Essay Competition should send their particulars (Name, Address, School, Contact Phone No. Std. and e-mail address) by 31st August to the address for communication given at the end. 

iii)  Eligibility:  All students studying in Std. 4th to 12th Std.   

iv)  Essay Format: The essay should be in YOUR OWN HANDWRITING on A-4 size papers. Page one will be cover page - displaying students name, address, school, standard, residence phone number, mobile number and e-mail in bold letters. Subsequent pages (A- 4 size) should contain the Essay on both sides. Pages should be numbered. Word limit of 2000 words and maximum five figures should be strictly adhered to; otherwise this may result in reduction of marks. Downloaded material or material taken from a book, magazine or newspaper should have proper reference. Downloaded photographs or diagrams should be properly explained and source should be mentioned. Language- English or Marathi

v)  Entry Fee: Students participating will pay Rs.25/- per head at the time of registering their names in the school.

vi)  Interview Round: Students who’s Essays are short-listed, will be called for Interview round. Date and time of this round will be informed to the school.

vii)  Last date for submission of Essay:  15th September. 

viii) Prize: First Prize Rs. 750/- ; Second Prize Rs 500/- Third Prize Rs. 250/- (Both mediums, English & Marathi, for both Junior & Senior Group). In addition, Certificate of Merit/Participation will be issued to students selected for interviews. Rolling Trophy will be awarded to the School showing best performance and highest participation. Two groups will be: first group Std 4 to Std 7 (Jr. Group) and second group Std 8 to Std 12 (Sr. Group). The Certificate of Participation will also be given to all students who participate in the Essay Competition 

ix) Address for Communication: -

BVB’s - Muktangan Exploratory Science Centre (MESC),  409-410A, Shivajinagar,Dr. K.M. Munshi Marg, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Chowk, Off: Senapati Bapat Road,Opp: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School, Pune- 16 Tel. No. 020 - 25677962 / 25677465 / 7218778851

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(Mrs. Bharati Baxi)

Dy. Director, Academics, MESC

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