Help achieve the Millennium Development Goals and win 75000 Rupees

Written by vik

Topics: Socio-Political

Contest Millenium development goals

The 8 millennium development goals have to be achieved by 2015 and that is an impossible uphill task particularly for developing countries like India.

A contest in the phase one of the initiative called ‘Mera India Bridge the Gap’ (to suggest a roadmap to achieve these goals) has been organised by Unnati features, “an informal group of journalists, health and development workers” and the Women’s Feature Service supported by the UN Millennium Campaign.

You can choose to submit an essay of 1000 words or submit a pictorial strip or submit a film of not longer than 5 minutes (using a mobile phone or digital camera) if you belong to the age group 18-35. You also need to rate the ten constituents such as NGOs, media etc. on a scale of 1 to 10 in order of importance for achieving the millennium development goals.

The first, second and third prizes are 75k, 50k and 25k and apart from “many other prizes.” The judgement criteria is “content, innovation and practicability” and you need to survive the elimination round(s).

You can read the full details and announcement on their blog. Please note that you need to register first by submitting your name and email on the email address after which the organisers will get in touch with you. You can see the catchy announcement (poster) by clicking here.

The last date for submission (by snail mail or email) is 5 October 2009. I am thinking of submitting an essay.


6 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. smitha kumaran says:

    I am impressed by the prize money…

    what are “many other prizes”

  2. Reema says:

    thanks for the informative post.

  3. Samir says:

    Hi, ve u submitted ur essay?

  4. akrati jindal says:

    i want to participate in this contest

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