India In 2030 Essay Contest

India Essay Contest


India Essay Contest Winners Announced! »

Prize: $500 award
Who: All BU students
Deadline: April 28, 2013

As part of Boston University’s India Initiatives, and to celebrate the BU-India Symposium on May 10, 2013, BU Global Programs announces the India Essay Prize contest for the best student essay submitted by a BU student on an Indian topic. We want to celebrate India through good writing, thus all topics relevant to India—cultural history, scientific achievement, philosophical ideas, or other areas—may be submitted. The Essay Prize is for nonfiction prose and we welcome entries that inform, delight, teach, and highlight an aspect of India in the form of personal or academic essays, research papers, commentary, or biography. Any student enrolled at BU is eligible to enter—undergraduate or graduate, full-time or part-time.

Essays should be less than 1,500 words (3 to 5 pages) and be submitted online per the submission guidelines below. Entries will be judged by a panel of faculty, staff, and/or professional writers.

  • One winner will receive a $500 award
  • The winner will be publicly announced on May 10, 2013 at the BU-India Symposium
  • The winning submission will be featured on the BU Global Programs website

Guidelines for Eligibility and Submission

  1. The deadline for submission is midnight,Sunday, April 28, 2013.
  2. All BU students (undergraduate or graduate; part-time or full time) are eligible.
  3. Entries may be nonfiction prose only, and be less than 1,500 words, typed double-spaced in Arial font.
  4. Add your BU student ID# on the top left corner of the essay (the student’s name should NOT appear anywhere on the essay page itself). Names should appear on the submission form only.
  5. Students may submit multiple entries, each with a new submission form.
  6. Entries written for classes or as part of undergraduate theses are eligible (however, works that have been previously published are not eligible).
  7. The winning essay will be featured on the BU Global Programs website and used for promotion in other media for BU Global Programs. The student will retain copyright.

For further questions and information, please contact Deepti Nijhawan, Director, India initiatives, BU Global Programs at

Please note that the deadline for submitting essays has passed. Thank you for your interest in the BU India Essay Prize contest.

ELS Educational Services is pleased to announce that 60 students have been selected as winners of the 2017 Many Languages, One World® international essay contest. 2017 is the fourth year ELS Educational Services and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) have sponsored Many Languages, One World. This year ELS and the UNAI also welcome Northeastern University as the host of the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and the sponsor and organizer of the Northeastern University Global Youth Symposium.

The event includes an all-expense-paid trip to Boston and New York City and the opportunity to speak in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations. Students will present action plans related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Many Languages, One World contest challenged college and university students around the globe to write an essay in one of the six official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. More than 6,000 individuals from 170 countries and over 1,950 universities participated in the initial phase of the contest. Participants attend many prestigious universities including Jiangsu University, The University of Cambridge, Columbia University, The University of Edinburgh, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, McGill University, Clemson University, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, Universiti Putra Malaysia, The University of British Columbia, New York University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Tecnológico de Monterrey, SRM University, and Bowling Green State University.

ELS congratulates the 60 winners of the Many Languages, One World 2017 student essay contest.

Visit for more information and guidelines and join the conversation on social media using #MLOW2017.

The winners are as follows:

Abdul Gafoor Kunnathodi Jawaharlal Nehru University India Arabic 
Adrien Canaan Sciences Po France Arabic 
Ashham Saleel Nellikkaavatitayil Mahatma Gandhi University India Arabic 
Chu Fang Peking University China Arabic 
Mohammad Affan Jawaharlal Nehru University India Arabic 
Muhammed Shereef Jawaharlal Nehru University India Arabic 
Muhammed Mansu Mansoor Kattilasseri Madeenathul Uloom Arabic College India Arabic 
Natalya Vladimirovna Schneider Defense Language Institute United States Arabic 
Shabab Anwar University for Foreigners of Perugia India Arabic 
Yiqing Shen The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School China Arabic 
Bolor Mendbayar “New Medicine” Medical Institute Mongolia Chinese 
Chanmi Hwang Seoul National University South Korea Chinese 
Gugulethu Jemaine Nyathi Jiangsu University Zimbabwe Chinese 
Humay Abdyrahmanova Zhejiang University Turkmenistan Chinese 
Jimena Chacon Quesada Beijing Language And Culture University Costa Rica Chinese 
Meerim Zholdoshbekova Shanghai International Studies University Kyrgyzstan Chinese 
Oleksandra Stryzhak Kyiv National Linguistic University Ukraine Chinese 
Olga Efrim Northwest Normal University Moldova Chinese 
Paraskeva Verginis Beijing Language And Culture University Greece Chinese 
Timur Viktorovich Ivanov Central University of Finance and Economics Kazakhstan Chinese 
Albina Chymbru Ewha Womans University Ukraine English 
Annelijne Veronique Verburgt Stockholm University Netherlands English 
Bárbara Rafaela Da Silva Machado Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais Brazil English 
Clara Mayerl University Of Essex France English 
Indira Boutier Aix-Marseille Université France English 
Jamilya Nurkanova Nazarbayev University Kazakhstan English 
Marwa Hagi University Of Bologna Italy English 
Milena Malteze Zuffo University Of São Paulo Brazil English 
Sara Jeffar Ibn Tofail University Morocco English 
Viktoria Budyakova Southern Federal University Russia English 
Chenyang Yin University Of Cambridge China French 
Lin Hur The Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 South Korea French 
Marwa Azelmat National School Of Applied Sciences Kenitra Morocco French 
Michaela Christine Hylen Truman State University United States French 
Miguel Madrid Vertel Ecole Nationale Supérieur d'architecture de Paris-La Villette Colombia French 
Nada Zeineb Ben Jemaa American University of Beirut Tunisia French 
Natalia Florêncio Sciences Po Lyon Brazil French 
Nick Samuel Bloom University of Bristol United Kingdom French 
Safaa Guennoun IMT Atlantique Morocco French 
Saloni Ashish Ghatnekar H.R. College of Commerce and Economics India French 
Giuzal Abdullaeva Issyk-Kul State University Kyrgyzstan Russian 
Iana Scvarovscaia Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics Moldova Russian 
Karina Kaliyeva E.A. Buketov Karaganda State University Kazakhstan Russian 
Nargiza Mukhtorova University of World Economy and Diplomacy Uzbekistan Russian 
Nigina Fayzullo qizi Yuldasheva Bukhara State University Uzbekistan Russian 
Olena Olehivna Onufriv Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Ukraine Russian 
Saikal Amanbekovna Amanbekova Moscow State Institute of International Relations Kyrgyzstan Russian 
Serhii Lashyn Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University Ukraine Russian 
Sokhib Saidov Mari State University Uzbekistan Russian 
Zhanara Kangtarbay Kazakh Ablai khan University of International Relations And World Languages Kazakhstan Russian 
Adriana Stejeran Babeș-Bolyai University Romania Spanish 
Amanda Moraes Azevedo Universidade Federal Da Bahia Brazil Spanish 
Aynur Garayeva Azerbaijan University of Languages Azerbaijan Spanish 
Camila Negrão Guilherme Federal University of ABC Brazil Spanish 
Júlia Rabelo Mousinho University Centre of the Federal District Brazil Spanish 
Long Cheng Beijing Foreign Studies University China Spanish 
Matheus Reis Da Silva University of São Paulo Medical School Brazil Spanish 
Oksana Vedmidska University of Hildesheim Ukraine Spanish 
Rafal Jennek Uppsala University Poland Spanish 
Reina Rabih Hamdan Lebanese University Lebanon Spanish 

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