OIL’s National Level Essay Competition, 2018 - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

OIL’s National Level Essay Competition, 2018

Oil India Limited (OIL) is organizing various events to mark completion of its 60 glorious years.
To mark this occasion amongst other events, it is proposed to conduct the OIL’s 60 Years’ National Level Essay Competition 2018 for students pursuing school, college, under-graduate and post-graduate degree. The National Level Essay Competition is being held in three languages i.e. Assamese, Hindi and English under the following two categories viz.
Category I: Students between 9th and 12th Standard; Topic: Green Energy: A Solution to Climate Change; and
Category II: Students pursuing Graduation/Post Graduation, Topic : Energy Security in India: Challenges and Opportunities
Language: Participants have to select either Assamese, Hindi OR English as a medium of essay writing.
Duration of the Competition: 15th August 2018 to 14th September 2018
Cash Prizes: Total 18 essays will be selected for prize distribution and online publication under the two categories and the three languages mentioned above. Names of the winners will be published on OIL’s website. Each winner will be awarded an honorarium cash prize and a certificate & memento as per the details below:
Cash Prize
Category I 
9th to 12th Standard 
First – 01 (One)  INR 20,000/-
Second – 01 (One) ` INR 15,000/-  
Third – 01 (One) INR 10,000/- 

Category II 
Graduation/Post Graduation 
First – 01 (One)   INR 30,000/- 
Second – 01 (One) INR 25,000/- 
Third – 01 (One)   INR 20,000/

Category I: Would include Secondary & Senior Secondary School Students i.e. from Class
9th to Class 12th. (Maximum words 2000)

Category II: Would include College / University / Institute students pursuing Graduation, PostGraduation. (Maximum words 3000)
Officers / Employees of OIL are not eligible to participate in this competition. 
Participating Fee: There is no registration/entry fee for participating in the OIL’s 60 Years’ National Level Essay Competition 2018-19 
Format of the Essay:  Typed on A4 size electronic page. The participant should submit the essay in .PDF file format only. Handwritten essay will also be accepted in scanned .PDF format, but typed essays in .PDF format are preferred. 
 Font size shall be 12 points English (Arial), Assamese (Vrinda) and Hindi (Mangal)  1.5 interlinear space  Margins of one inch on all the four sides 
 Name & other details of the participant should not be mentioned on the body of the essay or the .PDF document to be uploaded 
 Maximum file size allowed for uploading is 20 MB. Procedures for the submissions of Essay The entries are to be submitted online on OIL’s website from 15th August 2018 to 14th September 2018 only. 
Maximum file size allowed for uploading is 20 MB Scoring of the Essay: All the entries received within the due date will be screened and evaluated by a committee constituted by the OIL and then will be examined by the jury appointed by the OIL.
 Essays will be assessed on originality of ideas, clarity of the content, sequence of presentation and creative writing skills. 
Evaluation Criteria The essays will be evaluated on the basis of the following criteria: 
1. Central Theme & originality of ideas (30%) 
2. Coherence and Organization in Structure (20%) 
3. Creativity & presentation (30%) 4. Clarity in Language, Expression and Style (20%) OIL reserves the copyright of the submitted essays and is free to publish or edit essays on its own discretion. Decision of the OIL in deciding the winner(s) shall be final and binding and NO query, correspondence etc. in this regard shall be entertained by the OIL.

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