The Tata group has announced the launch of the eighth edition of Tata Building India School Essay Competition. The theme for this year’s competition is “Happy and Prosperous Nation”.

There will be two categories: Junior level for Stds VI to VIII and Senior level for Stds. IX to XII. Participants are required to submit an essay between 500-600 words.The essays are judged on the parameters of relevance to the topic, structure, creativity and communication of the idea, and prizes are awarded for school, city and national level winners.

The essay is written by the student only once but is evaluated at three levels — School, City and National level.

The winners at each level are rewarded and functions are held to felicitate the city level winners and the national level winners. Prizes at the school level include certificates, medals and special Tata Building India merchandise. The city level winners and the runners-up receive prizes like digital cameras and MP3 players. The national level winners receive laptops, a trophy and a certificate.

The crowning moment for the national winners and the runners-up is an intended visit to Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi and interaction with a dignitary.

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