The igenius Young Authors’ Hunt is open for all children between ages 8-15, studying in government recognized schools including private, public or national open schools all over India. There are 2 categories: Juniors (Age 8-12 years) & Seniors (Age 12-15 years). Children of Max Life Insurance Employees and Agent advisors who qualify as per the criteria above are also eligible to participate in the Young Authors' Hunt.
The programme duration is from January 14, 2013 till November 31, 2013.
Last Date for Registration: The registration for the igenius Junior and Senior programme excluding school contact programme will be open from 10 am on January 14, 2013 to midnight on April 30, 2013. Entries received after the closing of the registration period shall not be considered and the same will be invalid. The Creative Writing Submissions (Essay/ Short Story) will start from 10 am on January 24, 2013 and will continue till midnight on May 20, 2013.
No participation or any other fee is required to be paid for participating in the programme.
There are two categories (i) igenius Junior: ages 8-12 years (ii) igenius Senior: ages 12-15 years. The category to which the participant will belong will be determined by the Date of Birth of the participant.
Round 1(Registration and creative writing submissions)
The registration for the igenius Junior and Senior programme excluding school contact programme will be open from 10 am on January 14, 2013 to midnight on April 30, 2013.
The Creative Writing Submissions (Essay/ Short Story) will start from 10 am on January 24, 2013 and will continue till midnight on May 20, 2013.
Round 2(On the spot creative writing)
Those short-listed participants from Round 1 across all media will have to appear for Round 2 Creative Writing Submission in July 2013. They will have to appear in person at pre-defined venues at cities mandated by MAX LIFE at their own expense. The details and the schedule for same shall be informed to the participants. Those qualifying would also be required to provide the proof of their academic credentials.
Round 3(Grand Finale)
Shortlisted participants qualifying for Round 3 will have to take part in the Grand Finale in September 2013. The reasonable costs of travel, boarding and lodging of the participant and one parent/ guardian of such participant for Round 3 will be borne by MAX LIFE .
Please note that the dates as mentioned are only tentative and may be changed subject to a notice of the same, which will be published on.
Grand First Prize: 40 top creative writings to be published in a book by Rupa Publications India and a Kindle e-reader Wi-Fi
Second Prize: Next 60 creative writings to be published in a children's publication or an igenius e-book and 60 Young Authors' Scholarships worth Rs 5000/- each
Consolation Prizes: 400 Children's Book Hampers.
There are 1000 Early Bird Prizes (a Ruskin Bond book autographed by him) for participants who submit the first 1000 original and valid Creative Writing Submission.
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More information available at http://www.igenius.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/igeniusprogramme