Navodaya Vidyalaya Samti
(Notice) European Union Essay Competition 2013-14
European Union Essay Competition 2013-14 contest will be fined
to Class XI students.It is proposed that the essay competition may be conducted
on the convenient date between 25th Nov. and 10th Dec. 2013.
The Essay Competition will be held between 700 to 800 words. There will be
penalty for exceeding the word limit. Marks will be given for research and
knowledge, argument/logic, originality, language and participation. Time
allocation will be for 2 hrs. Essay writing will be English or Hindi. Students
will not be allowed to use any type of resources or help from outside. A-4
sheets should be given to the participating students, by the Vidyalayas for
writing the essay. Each sheet should carry the stamp of the Vidyalaya with its
full name and location. The students will write his/her name and Class on each
sheet in capital letters on top right hand corner of the sheet. The participants
will write on any one of the following subjects :
- The European Union : Contributing to Peace and Prosperity.
- The EU and India : Five New Proposals for Fruitful Cooperation
- The EU and India : Promoting a Sustainable Future
Before the competition, the students can discuss the subject with their
teachers and find resources from library on the above subjects.
Invigilating authorities are not allowed to discuss subjects or provide any
information to participants during the essay writing.
The essays will be evaluated by the school teachers and Principal and best
three essays will be sent by the Principal, after retaining the copy with them,
to the concerned Regional Office. Certificates will be given to all the
participating students by the European Union. Prizes will be given to all the
students whose essays are selected by the school who secure their place in Best
At All India level, there will be prize for top 100 essays. The best five
essay writers will be felicitated by the Ambassador of the European Union in New
Delhi and they will be taken on a ten day all expenses paid educational tour of
Europe during school holidays in the summer of 2014 during which they will be
accompanied by a teacher who has previous familiarity with European history and
The NVS will assist the prize winners to obtain their passport.
The European Union will have the right to publish the top 100 essays –
including excerpts – in book, brochure, website and facebook.
Since this is a very good opportunity for students, the Vidyalayas may be
directed to take a prompt and immediate action.
We are sending herewith 23 nos. of Pen Drives for your region which have been
forwarded by the European Union. (For Chandigarh and Shillong the no. of Pen
Drives is 20) These pen drives contain the details on European Union and films
in English and Hindi which will be of great help for the participating students
to express their views and ideas on their chosen subject for essay writing. You
are requested to forward these pen drives to the concerned JNVs of your region.
We are also sending herewith some posters which can be put on display board of
the Vidyalays for the students to know about this competition.
The Regional Offices should ensure that this letter, pen drives and posters
should reach to all the JNVs immediately and the concerned AC Cluster I/c should
take a prompt action for making students to write the essay competition where
the teachers need to assist them.
Courtesy : Navodaya Vidyalaya Samti