We are glad to inform you that the registration for the ‘A Happier Me creativity competition’ has been closed. Results will be announced on 15th of August 2021.

Essay Writing

Speaking up about mental health in the current predicament on the topic, Importance of mental health awareness in the 21st century! The eligibility rules for the essay writing competition are as follows:

How can you register?

Participants may access the registration and submission platform at Ahappierme.org To register, click here and follow the prompts to create and verify your account. Once you have registered with all the required information, you can upload your essay. If the participant is under the age of 18, they must first download the consent form from the website, get the form completed and signed by their parent or legal guardian, and then upload the signed form along with your essay.

What is this contest about?

The participants are required to write and submit an essay, addressing the current mental health scenario in the country, how the pandemic has worsened the mental health of people in their community, myths, and stigma, ways to reduce or eliminate the same, when people seek mental health treatment, particularly in the underserved communities. Your essay should include creative ideas, suggestions, and solutions and not just facts and data on mental health conditions. Your essay can center around the following points:

  • Ideas and solutions that can start a conversation,
  • Solutions for reducing or eliminating cultural barriers,
  • Suggesting changes in healthcare policies,
  • Addressing areas of concern for people and communities in remote areas.

General instructions for submission

Follow these instructions to submit before you submit your entries:

  1. Our Jury reserves the right to reject an entry and withhold the prize based on unscrupulous activities on part of the participants.
  2. The participants must register before they can submit their entries. You can register here.
  3. Click ‘Submit’ and agree to the terms and conditions of this challenge. You must agree to the terms and conditions before proceeding to the submission page.
  4. Essays must be typed, single-spaced in the ‘Times New Roman’ font, and the font size no smaller than 12 points. Photos, graphics, or other images are not allowed.
  5. The word limit should be between 1000-1500 words.
  6. There is no limit on the number of categories in which a participant can submit their entries. You can find our categories, here.
  7. The general category is free for all. Other categories have a registration fee.
  8. Multiple entries are not allowed for the contest. One should send a single entry for the competition. However, a single entry can be submitted into different categories.
  9. Your essay should be free of grammatical errors. You can use different tools to check and edit grammatical errors.
  10. The essay sent for submission should be plagiarism-free. Kindly make sure that the essay is not published somewhere else or, it will lead to the rejection of your candidature.
  11. If found later that an essay submitted by a participant has already been submitted to other competitions, contents, festivals, etc. can lead to rejection of candidature and withholding of prize.
  12. Kindly cross-check the facts and the statistics before including them in the sheet. List all the references that you have used throughout the article.
  13. You are free to use any recognized style of referencing system. However, the style should be consistent throughout the document.
  14. Your submission will be judged as per the following criteria:
       a) Content Originality
       b) Clarity
       c) Creativity
       d) Audience appeal
       e) Adherence to the topic
       f) Structure
       g) Overall impression
       h) Personal experiences of participants will be given priority
       i) Minimality of grammatical errors
  15. Submissions shall not be accepted after the relapse of the deadline.

NOTE: There will be no return of any entry fees.

Sub-themes

  1. Mental health and COVID-19
  2. Mental health during the pandemic
  3. Impact of self-isolation on mental health
  4. Impact of change in routine on mental health
  5. Mental issues myths and stigma

Prize

Get a chance to win over 500 prizes.*

Note

Registrations will remain OPEN! You can submit your entries by 31st March 2021, 11:59 p.m.