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Volume 5, Issue 10 | October 2021

ECI invites Annual National Essay Contest on Election and Democracy organised jointly by IIIDEM & JGLS

The Election Commission of India (ECI) launched on October 1 the inaugural edition of “The Election Commission of India Annual National Essay Contest on Election and Democracy,” conducted jointly by the India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM) and Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), JGU.


The Competition opens on October 2 and the last date for the submission of entries is November 21, 2021.


The two topics for the contest are — Topic 1: ‘Legal Framework for Social Media Regulations During Elections’ and Topic 2: ‘The ECI’s Role in Protecting and Preserving Electoral Democracy’. The main objective of this essay competition is to encourage law students to engage in contemporary research and explore new dimensions of the law governing elections in India.


The Essay Competition will be online in nature and shall be conducted in both English and Hindi. The competition is for students pursuing a law programme administered by an Indian law university /institute/college recognised by the Bar Council of India. The essay entries will be evaluated by JGLS faculty members with expertise in election laws, in consultation with the IIIDEM, on five criteria’s, including originality of the content, formatting and presentation, quality of research, argumentation and use of authorities and citations. The prizes, which are available for different categories, are attractive with the first prize pegged at Rs. 1 lakh.


The complete details of the National Essay Contest are available at the website url: