Essay Competition on Kashmir Conflict

Deadline: 24 August 2014
Open to: all individuals across the globe
Award: Rs. 20,000, 15,000 and 10,000


World Kashmir Awareness (WKA) – a Kashmir advocacy group, based in the United States is sponsoring an essay contest on the subject of Kashmir. The contestants must focus on the topic “Do Kashmiris have a right to Self-Determination?” and should recommend potential peaceful solution to the Kashmir conflict.  Such potential solutions should include, but not be limited to, elements of conflict resolution, international mediation and negotiation, respect for international law and human dignity, religious pluralism and established democratic processes for the civil society.  The length of the essay should be between 1,800 to 2,000 words. A panel of three judges will consider all submissions, regardless of the ideological inclinations of the writers, as long as their positions do in fact support the ideals and principles of peoples’ right to self-determination and democratic norms.


The contest is open to all individuals across the globe.


The following prizes will be awarded to the winners of the contest:
  • Category 1:   Adults – 20 years and older: top three winners from this category will be awarded Rs. 20,000 (around 250€), 15,000  and 10,000 (around 120€);
  • Category 2:   Undergraduate – under 20 years: top three winners will be awarded Rs.15,000 (around 180€), 10,000 (around 120€) and 5,000 (around 60€).


The deadline for the submission of the essay is 24 August 2014 and should be sent to [email protected]

For further information, please visit the official website.

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