1. Only those schools in India which are recognized by Central & State Boards, can participate.
  2. It is mandatory for the Schools to conduct the competition in school premises in a fair manner. It is requested that all eligible (maximum number of) students take part in this competition, as this is in National interest.
  3. Schools to conduct Essay competitions in one or more of the following languages- Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Maithili, Dogri, Nepali, Bodo and Santhali.
  4. Eligibility: Students of classes 7, 8, 9 & 10.
  5. One student can participate in only one language.
  6. Essay should not exceed 700 words.
  7. Student must submit essay in his/her own handwriting.
  8. Topic :
  9. Time Limit: 1 Hour
  10. School is required to evaluate the entries, and upload Best two entries in each language, in which the competition has been conducted at the school, on www.pcracompetitions.org . For further details, please refer to this portal.
  11. Alternately, please send the best two entries in each language along with annexure 1, duly signed and stamped, to the following address: Additional Director – EC Sanrakshan Bhavan 10 - Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110066
  12. Competition period: 01.07.2019 to 30.09.2019. Last entry on or before 30.09.2019
  13. The topic of the essay competition may be displayed prominently, at least a week in advance. School to advise students to prepare in advance for the scheduled competition. This shall enable the participants to obtain relevant information from various sources. This exercise is focused on increasing awareness in young minds for the National cause of Conservation of Fuel and Environment protection, hence school is requested to ensure maximum participation
  14. Shortlisted students in each category will be invited for National Final Round to be conducted in major cities of India, PCRA shall bear the expenses of travel. The 1st,2nd,3rd and special encouragement prizes will be decided basis the entries in National Finals.
  15. Please check our portal www.pcracompetitions.org or website www.pcra.org/competitions.html for more details or contact PCRA on: 011-26715360 or email : contact@pcracompetitions.org


Important Guidelines

  1. The decision of the Jury/Expert committee appointed by PCRA will be final and binding in respect of all matters concerning the competition.
  2. Plagiarism will lead to cancellation of entry.
  3. In case the participation in a particular language is very low, the prize winning entries shall be evaluated by an expert/ jury, appointed by PCRA. If the best entries do not conform to the general standard of entries in other languages, PCRA reserves its right to rationalize the prizes for that particular language. The decision of PCRA in this regard will be final and binding.
  4. The entries submitted would be the sole property of PCRA, with right to use and right to edit for any purpose it considers appropriate.
  5. Children of employees of PCRA are not eligible for the prizes.
  6. Schools should try to hold the competitions as early as possible to avoid last minute rush in submission.
  7. The final results shall be announced in December 2019. The awards will be distributed during the Saksham month period 16.01.20 to 15.02.20.
  8. Students who have been awarded 1st,2nd and 3rd or special encouragement prize in the last three years of the competition, in any of the categories, will not be eligible for the 1st,2nd,3rd or special encouragement prizes.
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