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1st NUJS-IMW Essay Writing Competition 2018 [Prizes worth ₹ 22,000, Internships & Publications]

The Indian Mediation Week (IMW) and the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS) are pleased to announce the 1st NUJS-IMW Essay Writing Competition 2018.

Who can apply?

The application is open to all students enrolled in undergraduate or post-graduate courses from any recognized university/college across India, research scholars in the field of law and practicing lawyers.

Themes (any one of the following)

  • Commercial Mediation in India
  • Need for Healthcare Mediation in India
  • Mediation versus Arbitration in India
  • Mediation as a Profession in India
  • Mediation Ethics in India
  • Mediation in Criminal Disputes in India

Registration Procedure

  1. Registration Link: Click here.
  2. The registration fee for the competition is as follows:
    • Single Author: ₹ 1200
    • Co-authorship (two authors): ₹ 1800 (total)
    • Co-authorship (three authors): ₹ 2400 INR (total)


  • First prize: ₹ 10,000 cash + Felicitation at the Press Release of Indian Mediation Week (February 2019)
  • Second Prize: ₹ 7,000 cash + Felicitation at the Press Release of Indian Mediation Week (February 2019)
  • Third Prize: ₹ 5,000 cash + Felicitation at the Press Release of Indian Mediation Week (February 2019)
  • First to Fifth Entries: Eligible to co-author a book on “The applicability of Mediation in Healthcare sector” to be published by Eastern Book Company
  •  First to Fifteenth Entries: Top 15 entries shall be published on the ODRways website.
  • First to Twentieth Entries: Eligible for participation in the internship screening process.
  • All the entries will be recognized with a participation certificate.

How to apply?

  • Entries may be submitted via email to The last date to register for the competition is December 1, 2018 (Saturday). Please note that no application for registration shall be entertained after the deadline.
  • Word Limit: 3,000 to 5,000 words (Exclusive of footnotes and abstract).
  • Deadline:2359 hours, December 28, 2018 (Friday).

For any queries Email at ; or
Avnish Kumar Singh: 7903629219.
Anshuman Panigrahi: 9778888779.
Apoorva Singh: 9918344934.
Aastha Sharma: 8583973520.
Aryan Mohindroo: 9073007085.

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For Poster click here

For Submission Guidelines click here

For Evaluation criteria click here

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  • OmPrakashDubey says:

    Mediation is one of the best method of solving a dispute in civil & compoundable criminal matters , including matrimonial , Negotiable Instruments Act , Hospital , Tenancy & Flat sale matters .