Articles/Essays Writing Competition : IYD2022

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International Youth Day 2022: Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages (Articles/Essays Writing Competition)

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is pleased to invite articles/essays to commemorate International Youth Day (IYD) on August 12, 2022. It is a day of both reflection and action. The United Nations created IYD to help draw awareness to the boundless potential of young people and some of the issues they face in a global society. It is celebrated widely by recognising the strength of young people who are relentlessly contributing to the communities and nations of the world, right from conflict resolution to innovating ways to participate in developing an inclusive society actively. This initiative honours the traits of young people and recognises the challenges that young people face today. To support the elimination of these problems, young people need access to appropriate resources for education, wellness, medicine and more.

This year, the key theme of IYD is "Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages". The world must utilise all generations' full potential to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Generational unity is essential for sustained development. It allows people to be aware of the need for action across all generations to fulfil the SDGs and ensure that no one is left behind. In addition to highlighting these obstacles to intergenerational cooperation, the 2022 International Youth Day will also call attention to ageism, affecting young and older people while negatively impacting society.

Let us come together with SICI to celebrate International Youth Day (IYD) more creatively. A wide range of intergenerational themes are invited, such as ageing, familial relationships, youth and politics, generation gaps, social order, age stratification, parent-child relationships, changing livelihoods, health and social care, families and ageing, policies on ageing, and employment.

A winner's entry will be featured on the SICI's website and social media channels. Additionally, the best article/essay will be published as a featured article in SICI's Idea Journal.  


  • Young adults/ students belonging to the age group of 15-24 are eligible to participate.
  • Essays/articles must be typed. Hand-written documents will not be accepted.

The entries must be written in English only.

Word Length
Essays/articles for the competition should not exceed 850-1000 characters.

How to register/Payment details
The contest entry fee/one-time membership fee is INR 150/- and CAD 5 $ that must be paid using the bank details provided below.


Name of the Account holder: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute                                  
Address of the Accountholder: 5, Bhai Vir Singh Marg New Delhi 110001
Name of the Bank: Indian Overseas Bank
Address of the Bank Branch: 70, Golf Links, New Delhi 110003
Type of Account: Savings
Account No. 026501000009532
IFSC code: IOBA0000265
GST: Not Applicable

Beneficiary Name: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Beneficiary Address: 1418 Education Tower, 2500 University Dr. NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Bank Name: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
Bank Address: CIBC Place - Bankers Hall - Box 2585, 309 - 8th Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB T2P 2P2
Institution No: 010
Account No.: 46-01416
Bank Transit: 00009
Swift Code: CIBCCATT

Essay/article submission/ How to submit: All participants are advised to submit an essay/article via Google form Link.
Registration link/Submission Link:

Important Dates
Start Date: August 12, 2022
End Date: December 31, 2022, 11:59 PM IST

Award value
1st award: 10,000/-
2nd Award: 5,000/-     
3rd Award: 2,500/- 

Rules and regulations
1.    One entry per participant is allowed.
2.    The essay/article must be between 850 to 1000 words. Essays/articles with word counts of less than 850 or exceeding 1000 will be disqualified.
3.    Only the original work will be sent for adjudication 
4.    plagiarism is strictly prohibited
5.    A certificate of participation will be awarded to the participants.
6.    The best three (3) entries will be judged and awarded a certificate of merit.  
7.    Activity will stand to be cancelled in case of insufficient entries 
8.    Any personalised mark anywhere in the entry's body will lead to disqualification. 
9.    In the event of unforeseen circumstances, SICI reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time.

Ms Reshma Rana Verma
Programme Officer
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI)
5 Bhai Vir Singh Marg
New Delhi 110001 INDIA
Call us at: 011 – 2374 6417; 2374 3114; 2374 2677; & +91-8882315503