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BrainGain Magazine is organizing an online essay competition for high-school students. Details are below:


Students of grades 8 through 12

Entry Deadline:

January 21, 2018

  • 1st PlaceRedmi Y1
  • 2nd PlaceTomTom Touch Cardio
    Fitness Tracker
  • 3rd PlaceKodak Portable
    Bluetooth Speaker
Note: Winners will be notified by email on 1st February 2018. Look out for the announcements on our website and in our weekly newsletter! (Sign up here)
Prizes and certificates will be presented to winners at the One Globe Forum on February 10, 2018.

Enter the BrainGain Essay Competition!

Any student studying in class 8-12 can participate. Each student can send in one entry.

Essay Competition Topics:

  • Do innovations make us lazier?
  • Would you consider taking a gap year? How do you think it would benefit you?
  • Is social media making us anti-social in real life? What are its pros and cons? Discuss.

A few tips

  • Have a clear focus, and a message for a clearly defined target audience
  • Keep your essay realistic
  • Be constructive and forward-looking
  • Should be 500 to 800 words long

So hone your essay writing skills, and get ready to pit yourself against the best brains in high schools around the country! The three best entries will win exciting prizes. Top 5 entries get a chance to be featured on BrainGain Magazine.


Entries will be judged based on these criteria:

  • Originality and creativity of idea
  • Style, Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation and Composition
  • Organisation and Structure of the Essay
  • Creativity and Originality
  • Focused, clear, and error-free writing


Name Designation Organization
Ms. Meenakshi Sharma Regional Program Manager – South Asia Institute of International Education
Dr. Pushkar Director The International Centre Goa (ICG)
Dr. Zafeena Suresh Senior EducationUSA Adviser United States-India Educational Foundation


  • No application is required
  • One entry per student
  • At the top of the first page, include your name, age, class, email, and the name and town of your school
  • Entries must be in English
  • Entries must be original and unpublished
  • Entries must be 500 to 800 words long
  • Please send your essay through the 'Submit Entry' tab only
  • Entries to be submitted in Word / PDF format only
  • The judges' decision is final
  • Once submitted, entries will become the property of the organizers
  • Upload Entry (Word or PDF only, please)*

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