Wednesday, 22 November 2017

SURANA & SURANA INTERNATIONAL ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION ON CRIMINAL LAW
ORGANISED BY
THE CENTRE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN CRIMINAL LAW (CASCL)  AT RAJIV GANDHI NATIONAL UNIVERSITYOF LAW, PUNJAB INDIA IN COLLABORATION
WITH SURANA AND SURANA INTERNATIONAL ATTORNEYS, CHENNAI, INDIA

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The Competition is open to the students who are pursuing their B.A.LLB./LL.M./Ph.D./M.Phil. or any other Undergraduate or Master courses (other than Law) in any university across the World.
If any Student of the RGNUL is positioned amongst the top three, he/she will not be eligible for the top three prizes but will be felicitated in recognition of his/her performance with a special prize by the Surana and Surana International Attorneys, Chennai at the valedictory function.

THEME FOR THE ESSAY 
“JUVENILES AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM” 

SUB THEMES (ILLUSTRATIVE, NOT EXHAUSTIVE): 
• Juveniles and the Death Penalty
• A critical appraisal of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
• Sentencing and Punishment of Juveniles
• Rehabilitation of Juvenile Offenders
• Sealing Juvenile Court Records
• Alternatives to Incarceration
• Juvenile Probation

 GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
Only one submission is allowed per author. (Submissions both as co-author and single will be treated as multiple submissions. In case of such submissions the single submission will be rejected and disqualified as an entry to the competition)
Co-authorship to a maximum of two authors is permitted. In case of co-authorship, separate Registration Fee must be paid for each author.
Only original essays will be considered for the competition. No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication or a contest elsewhere. Moreover any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of essay. Neither RGNUL nor Surana & Surana International Attorneys, Chennai will be responsible for the act of plagiarism.
Identification mark must not be found in any part of essay.
Registration form is to be sent along with essay. The registration form must be signed and sealed by the Head of Institution / University. (Available in download form on RGNUL website). In case of unavailability of the head of the institution any senior faculty may sign the same. Or you may send the scanned copy of your Identity Card.

Length of the essay
The submission shall consist of an abstract, essay and bibliography.
An abstract should not be more than 300 words inclusive of title and keywords. The essay should not be more than 2000 words(excluding Footnotes and abstract).
Footnotes must conform to the 19th Bluebook Citation Format.

Format requirement
Font size shall be 12 points in Times New Roman with 1.5 intercellular spaces. Electronic Submission
The participants should Email their papers to suranaessay2017@gmail.com. with the following the attachments:
Essay in MS Word format with subject “Essay Competition” - Name of Author(s)
 Registration form
Cover page containing name of participant, Nationality, address, e-mail-id, contact number and name of college/university with address and class.

Prizes (SURANA AWARDS) 
First Prize - INR 25,000/-
Second Prize - INR 15,000
Third Prize - INR 10,000/-

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION JANUARY 5, 2018 
RESULT DECLARATION FEBRUARY 15, 2018

For further information and registration forms click here
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