The Hyphen Awards

National Essay Competition 2020

Hyphen Awards is national essay competition for students.Express your views and offer perspectives on critical issues and win cash prizes, get fellowships, scholarships, and attend workshops on creative writing

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Write and win at The Hyphen Awards 2020

This essay competition is being held to recognise writing talent among Indian students. Participants are expected to write on any topic that concerns them, their village/city, nation and planet.

The Hyphen Awards is a pathway of getting young people to research and document their views on social, economic, environmental and cultural issues. The winners will be vetted through and evaluation system by our editorial team.

How to participate:

Any Student Above Class 10th and residing in India can participate. Detailed guidelines can be found by clicking on the button below:


  • The essay must be written in English only. and word limit should be 500-1500 words.
  • Essay must be original and unpublished, as any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of essay.
  • Only one submission per author will be accepted. Multiple or incomplete submissions lead to disqualification.
  • This competition is open to all students residing in India.
  • Originality and clarity of the content, Quality of the analysis and research and Language and Structure of the essay. will be given priority during evaluation.
  • Understanding of Socio Economic issues will also add to overall scoring.

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