HEC Announces Inter-University Essay Writing Competition With Prizes Worth Rs. 1.7 Million

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has announced inter-university essay writing competition.

The competition will be held by HEC in collaboration with Ministry of Planning Development & Special Initiatives on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of Pakistan.

“The essay writing competition is aimed at sensitising the Pakistani youth to analyse opportunities and challenges faced by Pakistan and identify their role in the country’s development through critical thinking, creativity and productive engagement,” HEC said in a press release.

The inter-university essay writing competition will be held in English and Urdu. Following are the topics for the essays in both the languages:

English Topics

  • Development Journey of Pakistan from 1947 to 2022; Lessons Learnt viz-a-viz Other Countries
  • Pakistan at 2047: National Youth Aspirations

Urdu Topics

  • پاکستان کی ترقی کا سفر (۱۹۴تا ۲۰۲۲): ترقی پذیر ممالک سے تقابلی جائزہ
  • ۲۰۴۷ کا پاکستان: نسل نو کی امنگیں

Prize (English and Urdu)

  • 1st position: Rs. 500,000
  • 2nd position: Rs. 300,000
  • 3rd position: Rs. 200,000
  • 4th-10 position: Rs. 100,000 for each student.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only Pakistani/AJK citizens can apply
  • Must be enrolled in a university at the moment
  • The maximum age limit is 25 years
  • The essay should be submitted with duly filled registration form, available for download at HEC’s website
  • A student can only participate in one language
  • The essay shouldn’t be less than 2500 and not more than 3000 words
  • English Essay must be typed in ‘Times New Roman’ size 12, Line spacing 1.5 
  • Urdu Essay must be typed and converted to pdf file
  • The deadline for the submission of the essay is August 26, 2022

HEC essay writing competition

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