“YOG” National Essay Competition @ SMS, Varanasi


National Essay Competition

Eligibility: Students of Graduation from various colleges/ institutes / universities in India.

Age Limit:  Not more than 28 years as on 31.03.2012

Topic of Essay:  “Youth on Green” which may be based on one of the following sub-themes:

  • Re-Use
  • Re-Cycle
  • Save Earth
  • Save Paper
  • Save Energy
  • Stop Pollution
  • Green Building
  • Green Marketing
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Energy Conservation
  • Environment Protection
  • Water Usage & Conservation
  • Non-Conventional Energy Sources

Competition Start Date: National Energy Conservation Day (December 14, 2011)

Last date of receipt of entry: World Water Day (March 22, 2012)

Words limit:  Maximum 600 words

Language: English

Prize Declaration & Distribution: World Earth Day (April 22, 2012)

Entries completed in all respects may be sent by email to: yog@smsvaranasi.com


  • First Rs. 15,000/-
  • Second Rs. 10,000/-
  • Third Rs. 5,000/-
  • Consolation Prize Rs. 2,000/- : to 2 participants.


Any Individual meeting the eligibility and age criteria specified above can participate directly by adopting procedure given below:

Step 1: The participants need to get themselves registered by filling the registration form available on http://www.smsvaranasi.com/green.htm

Step 2: Get your registration number from inbox of your email, used during registration process.

Step 3: Send soft copy of essays (not more than 600 words) through mail yog@smsvaranasi.com, where name of the attached essay file should be the registration number received in Step 2.

Step 4: Acknowledgement of your successful participation will be forwarded to your e-mail.

Step 5: Prizes for various positions, will be declared on above mentioned date (April 22, 2012) and reults will be available on www.smsvaranasi.com/green.htm. Information will also be forwarded to e-mail of event winners.

Step 6: Prize money will be forwarded to respective account numbers of winners through online transfer.

Step 7: Certification of Participation will be available at our website, by submitting the registration number, same can be downloaded.

Note# In case of any query; feel free to write on email yog@smsvaranasi.com

Guidelines & Rules

  1. There is “No Entry Fee” for YOG – National Essay Writing Competition.
  2. This is an Online Competition; therefore related College authorities are requested to take printouts, only in situation of extreme requirements. In place of using paper, just provide the information of URL www.smsvaranasi.com/green.htm, where all the necessary details are available.
  3. The essay entries must be sent as a reply to the mails received by the participants from their registered emails only.
  4. The participants would be required to mark their identity only on the forwarding mail and the essay may be saved as a document file with the name as provided to the participant at the time of registration.
  5. All essay to be submitted via email at yog@smsvaranasi.com only.
  6. The entries received in the National Level Essay Competition shall be scrutinized to ensure the originality of work. Copied or Plagiarized essays shall be REJECTED outright.
  7. SMS Varanasi will get the entries of Essays evaluated and communicate the results to the winners through their registered emails, along with website link www.smsvaranasi.com/green.htm
  8. The prizes shall be given away through online transfer / account payee cheque as per details provided by the participants.
  9. The Essays of the top 5 participants shall be published on our website.
  10. Certification of Participation will be available at our website, for download by filing the unique code as received by each participant at the time of registration.
  11. Submitted essays will be the public property and SMS Varanasi is free to make use of these essays in future days.
  12. In all matters of dispute, the decision of the Director, SMS Varanasi shall be binding on all concerned.
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