Essay Contests In India In 2009

The 2018 Essay Prize Competition

An essay contest in Three stages open to all current full-time registered students in an undergraduate architecture degree program, undergraduates majoring in architecture, or diploma students in accredited schools of architecture worldwide. 25,000USD Purse.


The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence endowment was established in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design to promote the investigation of architecture as a social art. Each year  the PRIZE Committee selects a topic important to the understanding of the interaction of people and the built world that becomes the focus of the Essay Competition. This year the topic is: Applying the Social Art of Architecture.

The Committee poses a Question on this website related to the topic. Students enrolled in any accredited undergraduate architecture program or diploma in architecture program throughout the world are invited to submit a 500-word essay proposal in English responding to the Question (see eligibility requirements).  Undergraduate architecture students may team up with undergraduates from allied arts and social sciences programs.

From the pool of essay proposals received, approximately 25 are selected by the PRIZE Committee as particularly promising. The selected individual students, or student teams, become Semifinalists.

These Semifinalists are invited to submit a 2,500-word essay, again in English, expanding on their proposals. A group of readers, composed of Committee members and invited colleagues, selects five-to-eight of the best essays and sends these Finalist essays to a jury of international academics and architects to select the winners.

At the conclusion of the Essay Competition submittals, all Semifinalists are also invited to submit for a BERKELEY PRIZE Travel Fellowship. Details for the Fellowship will be announced in the spring 2018. Past Travel Fellowship Competition requirements, winning submissions, and follow-up reports by the winners are available to read here on the website.

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The competition instituted by VERUS has several partners who were close friends of Reema and continue to cherish fond memories of her

Verus Associates presents the Inaugural Edition of the REEMA RAY PRIZE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW 2017 an international essay competition open to all undergraduate law students, scholars (completed bachelors in law & pursuing academia) and young practitioners/ in-house counsels (under 35 yrs of age) from around the world, with the best essay to be awarded with a prize of Rs 100,000.

The topic of discussion is INDIA’S NEW INSOLVENCY & BANKRUPTCY CODE - LESSONS AND INSIGHTS FROM FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS, and the last date of submission is 15 November 2017.

The competition is in memory of Reema Ray (1982-2013), who was a brilliant young corporate lawyer in one of the leading law firms in India. Her friends, family and colleagues remember her as a rare person with exceptional qualities of heart and mind.

Submissions or enquiries to be emailed to Krishnayan Sen, partner, Verus, at before 15 November 2017 with a statement affirming the author's eligibility for the competition and confirmation that the work is original and unpublished.

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