2nd Libertatem National Essay Writing Competition, 2020
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We believe the people we are surrounded with have a lot to express than just criticize everything that happens. We have a strong belief that everyone has his/her own perspective and sound reasoning behind every criticism they have. We, at Libertatem Magazine, strive to unleash that inner belief and encourage people to put their opinions and views on the table where they can be discussed freely. That is where Libertatem comes in. We have named this magazine as Libertatem Magazine as the main concept of the Magazine is "Freedom of Speech & Expression". We respect everyone's right to speak.
With this line of thought, we have gearing up to organize a series of Essay Writing Competitions wherein everyone be it a student or otherwise, be it from Law or from non-Law, everyone is free to express their views/ opinions on a given theme.
Suggested Theme & Sub-Themes for the Essay Competition:
Theme 1: Coronavirus and its Impact
- COVID-19: Impact on Commercial Contracts
- COVID-19: What Legal Rights of yours are In a Quarantine
- COVID-19 and the Public Health Care System in India
- Impact of Lockdown on Migrant Workers
- COVID-19 and its Impact on Mental Health
- Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897: Its Use and Relevance Today
- COVID-19 and the Role of Social Media
- The Migrant labour crisis before and after COVID 19
- Corona treatment: A distant dream for the poor
- India fights the pandemic with a British Era Act: Should new laws be implemented or not?
- The Arogya Setu app and its effectiveness
- Is the pandemic taking away the career of millions as it is taking the lives?
- COVID-19 Pandemic: a chance for new world order?
- Has COVID crisis pushed India to the 4th Industrial Revolution?
- Post-Covid economic recovery and sustainable development goals: Can they go hand in hand?
Theme 2: Political & Social Developments
- Ban on Chinese Apps: Fair or unfair?
- Nepotism and its Global Presence
- Custodial Death: A threat to rule of law
- PM Cares fund: Need, Scheme, and concerns
- Ayodhya Dispute: A battle between faith and rationality?
- Ram Mandir Inauguration and the Indian Media
- Palghar Incident: The constitutionality and criminality of mob lynching
- New Education Policy- A real masterstroke?
- New Education Policy & the Kendriya Vidhyalaya's Opposing
- EIA Report 2020: Boon or a Bane to the environment?
- India's World Solar Bank Initiative
- Permanent Commission for women in the Army
- Chief Justice of India: Strict observance of ethics or a personal life with choices
- India and its Cyber Policing
- Hike in taxes and petrol prices
- Effectiveness of ASMITA scheme for the distribution of Sanitary Napkins
- Deliberate or Non-Deliberate Ignorance: Northeastern states not a part of India in times of crisis?
- The Discriminative Internet: Is it the best alternative for the poor to educate their children?
- How effective is the Anti-Defection Law?
- Can RTI truly eradicate corruption?
- Three language policy as A part of the National Education Policy: Is this ideal?
- A year on, Article 370 and Kashmir mythmaking
- Media Independence and its reporting
Mentioned above are just broad themes and the participants are expected to work on any one of these or they can also write on theme/topic related to the above-mentioned theme.
- We look forward to participation from any students (Certifications/ Diploma / UG / PG) from any stream from any Universities / Colleges / Institute in India.
- Multiple entries from one participant are not permitted.
- Co-Authorship is not permitted.
- The essay must be written solely by the candidate, in English, and may not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.
- Authors should not mention their names or any kind of identification mark in the manuscript. Any manuscript found to have any details of authors shall be rejected.
- The essay shall not exceed 2000 words (excluding footnotes). The minimum word limit is 1,000 words.
- All submissions have to be made in MS Word format and should be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and 1.5 Line Space.
- Footnotes should follow the Bluebook 20th Edition and shall be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 10, and 1 Line Space.
- The Page Margins should be 1" or 2.54 cm on all sides.
- All text should be aligned as Justified.
- All the claims of the authors, in the body of the manuscript, are expected to be backed by reasons along with proper citations and shall not be merely an assertion.
- Submission should also mandatorily include the author's view, in the conclusion, taking into consideration the aspects/contentions discussed throughout the manuscript.
- Any violation of rules shall result in direct disqualification.
- The essays will be scrutinized through plagiarism software. Only original essays will be considered for the competition. No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere. Moreover, any form of plagiarism will result in the disqualification of the essay.
The participants are expected to register for the 2nd Libertatem Essay Writing Competition by paying the registration fee of Rs. 400 before the Registration Deadline i.e. 30th August, 2020.
Procedure for Registration:
- Participants need to Register by paying the Registration Fee of Rs. 400 using the above-mentioned payment modes
- Participants will then have time till September 5, 2020 for submission of their Essay.
- Once a Participation is confirmed, there shall be no cancellation or refund.
||10th August, 2020
||30th August, 2020
||5th September, 2020
|Declaration of Result:
||10th September, 2020
Ms. Meenakshi Raj
Mr. Ayush Jain
Mr. Parth Sharma