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Essay Competition 2005

Nov 22, 2004

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Essay Competition 2005

The Tibet Foundation, a UK registered charity established in 1985, is very pleased to announce an Essay Competition as a part of Tibet Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebrations. ESSAY SUBJECT: “TIBETAN” Who is "Tibetan"? What makes a person "Tibetan" or a culture “Tibetan”? COMPETITION RULES The essay should be approximately 2,000 words in length and written in Tibetan and/or English. The essay must be the entrant’s own original work. Shortlisted finalists may be requested to write a second essay of similar length on a related subject, or asked to attend an interview. Each essay must be accompanied with a covering letter that includes the entrant’s full name, address and age. This letter should be endorsed by the entrant’s school principal or headmaster, or head of monastery or institute. Essays must be written legibly in black ink or typed using double spacing on plain white A4 (210 x 297mm) paper, using only one side of each sheet of paper. The name and/or address of the entrant must not be written on the essay. All essays submitted as part of this competition will become the property of Tibet Foundation. Tibet Foundation reserves the right to exhibit, print or publish the essays. QUALIFYING FOR ENTRY IN THE COMPETITION To qualify, entrants must be of Tibetan origin and fall in to one of the following categories: Category A: Tibetan School Children Studying in Department of Education (DoE), Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA), Tibetan Children's Village (TCV) and Tibetan Homes Foundation (THF) schools Studying in Public/Private schools in India and Nepal Category B: Tibetan Monks and Nuns under the age of30 years Studying in Tibetan Monasteries in India, Nepal and Bhutan Category C: University Students Studying in Indian or Nepalese universities or other institutes of higher education, such as the Central Institute for Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS) Varanasi, and Sarah College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Dharamsala Category D: Tibetans arriving from inside Tibet after 1995, and are under the age of 30 years THE ESSAY COMMITTEE The judges of the Tibet Foundation Essay Committee will be looking for creative ideas and clarity of expression. Due consideration will be given to the age of the entrants. The decision of the Tibet Foundation Essay Committee is final. No appeals will be considered. Prize Winners will be notified directly and the results published in Tibetan Review, Bod-Kyi-Dus-Bab (Tibet Times) and Tibet Foundation's Website. PRIZES IN INDIAN RUPEES 1st Prize: Rs.15, 000.00 2nd Prize (to be awarded to three finalists): Rs.10, 000.00 each 3rd Prize (to be awarded to three finalists): Rs.7, 000.00 each Runner-up Prizes (to be awarded to ten entrants): Rs.1, 000.00 each. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: 3 MARCH 2005 No entries should arrive later than 3 March 2005 at the following address: Tibet Foundation Essay Committee FAO: Mr Sandup Lama 22/6/1 Pleasant Valley Rajpur Road Dehra Dun 248009 Uttaranchal India