Article Writing Competition 2021 [Cash prizes worth INR 2.5K] | Memo Pundits: Submit by May 7 (Register by Apr 30)

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About Memo Pundits

Memo Pundits is a fast-growing ed-tech platform dedicated to law students. It was founded in 2014 by Anant Gupta (ex-Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas) and Rachnendra Tripathi. Memo Pundits offers affordable solutions such as online coursesmentorships, and proofreading services, which are curated by professionals from universities such as Harvard, Columbia, and NLSIU and law firms such as Linklaters, HSF, SAM, CAM, AZB, Khaitan & Co., etc.

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About the Competition

Law school is not just about getting your academics and internships sorted, right? It is way more than that. It is about developing a strong opinion about issues that matter and honing one’s writing skill to present oneself well. 

Well, we are here to give you a wholesome experience!

Memo Pundits presents to you an ‘Article Writing Competition’ to hone your writing skills on issues of contemporary relevance. Exciting prizes await you! Read the details below to know more!

Theme

  • The theme for this article writing competition is any legal issue of contemporary relevance
  • The theme revolves around the necessary knowledge for any law student, regarding what is happening around them, from a legal perspective.

Eligibility

All law students, academicians, and practising lawyers are invited to participate.

Important Dates

Last date of registration for the competition 30th April 2021
Last date for submission of the article  7th May 2021
Declaration of results 15th May 2021

Submission Guidelines

  • Word limit: Minimum 800 words – Maximum 1500 words.
  • Apart from single authorship, co-authorship is permitted up to 2 authors.
  • The topic of the article should fall within the theme of this competition.
  • Plagiarism is prohibited. Authors must ensure that they are submitting their original work. All articles would be put through a plagiarism scanner to verify the same.
  • All submissions must be made in .doc or .docx format of MS Word.
  • The Cover Page of the Article must consist of the following:
  1. Name
  2. College of the Author 
  3. Contact Details of the Author ( Email along with your WhatsApp number)
  4. Title of the Article
  • Font
  • Main Body: Times New Roman, 12 points with 1.5 line spacing
  • Footnotes: Times New Roman, 10 points with 1.0 line spacing

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Evaluation Criteria

  • The Relevance of the Topic – Topic should not just be relevant but also pique the interest of the readers.
  • The Novelty of the Topic – The ideas must be original and not merely a paraphrasing of existing articles/blogs. (All documents will be checked by our plagiarism tool, so if an article is plagiarized, it will be rejected immediately.)
  • Language and Grammar
  1. Easily comprehensible language should be used while avoiding any grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors.
  2. Effective Expression: Sentences should be short and crisp, delivering effective expression in the least number of words.
  3. Cohesive structure: The idea must flow in an organized chain of thought.
  4. It is suggested to get your documents proofread before submitting your work. Click here, in case you need any help with the same.
  • An Interactive Piece of Writing using Relevant Keywords – The article must be interactive to hold the reader’s attention. An attempt must be made to use keywords that are generally used on Search Engines. 
  • Use of Pictorial Representations (pictures, charts, etc) 
  • Adherence to Submission Guidelines

Perks for Winners

1st Prize

  • CASH PRIZE of Rs. 1500/-
  • Internship opportunity with Memo Pundits.
  • Publication of your article on our Knowledge Centre.
  • Discount coupons worth INR 1,500 for Memo Pundits’ upcoming course on Legal Research and Drafting.
  • Certificate of Merit.
  • Feedback on their article by our experts.

Runners-Up

  • CASH PRIZE of Rs. 1000/-
  • Internship opportunity with Memo Pundits.
  • Publication of your article on our Knowledge Centre.
  • Discount coupons worth INR 1000 for Memo Pundits’ upcoming course on Legal Research and Drafting.
  • Certificate of Merit.
  • Feedback on their article by our experts

Note: Each participant will receive a Certificate of Participation and feedback on their article.

Registration Details

  • Fee: INR 100 for single author and INR 150 for co-authors. (A maximum of 2 authors are allowed.)
  • Registration Procedure for the Competition:
    Step 1:  Click here to Pay. (Take a screenshot once the payment is made.)
    Step 2: Fill this Form to complete your registration.
  • This registration fee is refundable if the participant enrols in Memo Pundits’ upcoming course on Legal Research and Drafting. 

Submission Procedure

Submit your article through this form only after your registration is done in accordance with the guidelines. Submission is to be made ONLY through the Google form provided above. Separate emails containing the submissions will not be accepted.

Contact

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Lipi Garg

Lipi Garg

Lipi is the Assistant Publishing Editor of Memo Pundits. For help in publishing details of any event, please email at lipi.garg@memopundits.com

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