Tata Building India School Essay Competition 2020


The Tata Building India School Essay Competition is one of the key initiatives undertaken by the Tata group of companies to motivate the youth of India towards thinking about nation building. The essay competition provides a unique platform to encourage young leaders of tomorrow to showcase their expressions in writing, on a host of subjects related to nation building.
Aim of the competition: Online Competition (Essay, Debate, Poetry, etc) are purely to help students hone their skills and encourage them.
Judging Process: The essays of the students are screened at 3 levels: School level, City level and National level
Rewards and Recognition:
  • The winners are rewarded at each level. The school level winners are awarded at the schools, and special functions are held to felicitate city level winners at regional level. The national level winners are felicitated in Delhi. Prizes at the school level include certificates, medals and special Tata Building India merchandise. The city winners and the runners-up receive gifts like Cameras / MP3 players, certificates and trophies. The national level winners receive certificates, trophies laptops as the grand prize.
  • The crowning moment for the national winners and the runners-up is the expected visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan and a face-to-face meeting with a national dignitary.
  • Topic of the Essay Competition: The underlying theme of the topic is always nation building.


  • The online edition is open to all school students class 6th to 12th.
  • Students cannot participate on their own in this competition. Only schools can participate.
  • The English/Hindi/regional language version competition will be only conducted in schools where the medium of instruction is necessarily English/Hindi/regional language respectively
  • There is no entry, registration fee.
  • A student can participate only once from his own school. Valid Identification & contact details has to be produced in case of a request from the organizers
  • The Competition (film screening & essay writing) has to be conducted only in the school during the schedule timings.
  • The essay topics are different for each year. Entry will be considered valid only if the essay is written on the given topic
  • All national/state level winners will be provided stay and return travel for the national award ceremony only from the city of victory i.e. their city of participation

    How to apply: online mode only
    Last date: 31st July, 2020.


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