IDIA Odisha First National Essay Competition 

IDIA Odisha chapter CHAPTER is organizing an  Essay Competition in collaboration with National Law University Odisha.

The IDIA project was initiated to reach out to these marginalized and under-represented groups, sensitize them to the law as a viable career option and help interested students acquire admission to these law schools.

It is hoped that such access to legal education would go some way towards empowering the marginalized and underprivileged students and the communities that they represent.


The theme of the competition is OPEN (which means that the author(s) can write on any topic of their choice, for eg: Contemporary or any legal issue).


The competition carries total prize money worth Rs 8,000.

Winners -Rs. 5,000

First Runners-Up- Rs. 2,000

Second Runners-Up- Rs. 1,000

Additionally, Certificates of Participation will be issued to all participants and winners.


The competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in any discipline in a recognized University/ College/ Institute in India and also to the students of schools in India. Co-authorship by a maximum of 2 students is permitted.

Word Limit

Essay-2000 words, excluding footnotes and abstract

Formatting Guidelines– TIMES NEW ROMAN, FONT SIZE 12, LINE SPACING 1.5.

The submission should include Abstract, Essay, Bibliography and Cover letter.


Registration: 31th October 2017

Submission: 5th november 2017


Ms. Kirti Vyas, Deputy Team Leader IDIA ODISHA, (+91) 9437881072

Mr. Jubin Jay, Core Member IDIA ODISHA, (+91) 9437881101


For further details, click HERE.



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