The National Legal Writing Competition is an opportunity to discover and recognise India’s most talented legal communicators. This is the chance to show off one’s ability, gain recognition among legal peers, and help others better understand the Indian Legal system in an effective manner.
Articles should pertain to an element or concept of law from any Indian jurisdiction and should aim to explain it in language and a style that would be understandable by, and targeted towards, the majority of Indians. Part of the competition is for one to find a topic that is interesting and informative, and will be useful for a member of the general public should they find themselves facing a legal matter in your chosen area. As a result, there are no restrictions on the area of law about which one can write, except that it should be about something that is likely to still be relevant in 12 months time or longer.
Articles should be between 800 and 1500 words in length. External resources and references mentioned in your article should include URLs or hyperlinks to the websites or sources. Grammar, spelling and punctuation will reflect on the quality of your entry and should be of an exemplary standard and befitting a legal professional. Sub-headings are encouraged where they can add clarity to your article structure.
The National Legal Writing Competition is open only to law students pursuing three year and five year law courses at law schools in India.
One will be required to submit a soft copy of their institutional identity card or letter in order to participate in the competition. There is no entry fee.
Awards & Prizes:
First Prize: INR 2500 cash
Second prize: INR 2000 cash
Third prize: INR 1500 cash
Gift vouchers worth Rs. 2000 to all the participants.
All winners and finalists will receive a certificate of recognition highlighting their result in the Rostrum Legal Writing Competition, 2016.
The articles of the selected finalists will be published online on RostrumLegal.Com
All the participants will receive an e-certificate of participation.
How to enter?
The entry must be original, in English, unpublished, and not submitted to, or accepted by, any other publisher or producer. Anything posted online, including in a personal blog, is considered published.
All submissions will be checked for plagiarism, and if found in breach, the submission will be disqualified. You will also be prohibited from entering any future Competition.
In submitting an article for the Competition you relinquish all rights to the content to RostrumLegal.Com, and you acknowledge that your article may be published online, in whole or part, with or without amendment, with appropriate credit given to you.
Only electronic submissions will be considered. Submissions should be twelve-point times new roman font, double-spaced text and in Word files (.doc or .docx).
The articles are to be submitted using the form given on the website.