SAARC Energy Centre Youth Energy Awards 2008

SAARC Energy Centre Youth Energy Awards 2008

Bureau of Energy Efficiency

(Ministry of Power, Government of India)

SAARC Energy Centre Youth Energy Awards 2008

Essay Writing Competition on “Energy Cooperation is key to Economic Development in SAARC Region”

In order to increase awareness among the youth of South Asia region and have them on board in identification and resolution of the energy issues the region is facing, the SAARC Energy Centre has initiated an annual program of Youth Energy Award.

Under this program the young energy professionals and the university students will participate in the essay writing competitions on an identified, theme. The theme of the essay for the year 2008 is “Energy Cooperation is Key to Economic Development in SAARC Region.”

The authors of three best essays will be awarded with following three cash prizes: First Prize US$1000, Second Prize US$ 500 and Third Prize US$300

Eligibility and Procedures

The participant of the competition should be a national of any of the SAARC Member States, less than 23 years of age on 31st December,2008 and registered for studies leading to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

The essay should be original 1/½spaced typewritten on A-4 size page, not more than 750 words in English language focusing on the theme.

The essay should include the references cited and supported by reasonable data with proper justification/analysis quoting the sources of data used.

The participants will submit their essays to Bureau of Energy Efficiency by email (scanned copy of hard print) on or before 15th May,2008 atwebmanager-bee@nic.in

The essay should be accompanied with pdf or scanned copy of hard print of author’s bio-data including contact details (postal and email address and phone number), certified copies of proof of age, university registration and a certificate from the concerned institutional head (Principal or head of the faculty) that essay is actually written by the participants. A sample of the certificate is available on the website.

The authors of short- listed best essays in each country will be called for personal interview before the National Award Committee about their essays.

Each National Award Committee will select three best authors to SEC to decide on the First, Second and Third prize winners.

The three prize winners will be invited to one of the energy related SAARC events for receiving the SEC Youth Energy Award.

Their travel cost and local hospitality will be borne by SEC. Remaining short listed participants will be issued commendation certificates and all participants will be given a certificate of participation.

SEC will not be responsible for any cost incurred on writing of the essay. This announcement is available on SEC website www.saarcenergy.org and www.bee-india.nic.in

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