Essay Contest for IndiaFest 2017

IndiaFest 2017 Committee and Palm Beach India Association are sponsoring an essay contest to promote an awareness of India’s rich cultural heritage. The essay contest is open to students of South Florida schools.

Essay topic

The students are asked to write an essay on the question described below in accordance to the current year of school they are in attendance.

Categories Essay Length Criteria for All Categories Judging
Students in grades 1 through 5 Entries should contain up to 500 words Essays evaluated on content (70%), style (20%), and grammar (10%) Committee comprised of school teachers
Students in grades 6 through 8 Entries should contain up to 1000 words
Students in grades 9 through 12 Entries should contain up to 1500 words

Submission deadline: Midnight, Friday, February 10th, 2017. |  Submission must be sent by email to:

Please mention your category, name, address, phone number, grade and email address while submitting the essay.

Category 1 : Elementary School (Grades 1 through 5)

1. National bird of India
2. Indian national anthem
3. Climate of India

The prizes

Level Prize Price
Gold First Place $ 200
Silver Second Place $ 100
Bronze Third Place $ 50

Category 2 : Middle School (Grades 6 through 8)

1. Education system of India
2. Globalization and its impact on Indian culture
3. How has social media brought about cultural change in the Indian mind

The prizes

Level Prize Price
Gold First Place $ 300
Silver Second Place $ 200
Bronze Third Place $ 100

Category 3 : High school (Grades 9 through 12)

1. Advantages and disadvantages of demonetization policy
2. Role of technology in the development of India
3. Social and economic consequences of abolishing child labor in India

The prizes

Level Prize Price
Gold First Place $ 400
Silver Second Place $ 300
Bronze Third Place $ 200


IndiaFEST is a way for PBIA to display the rich, ethnic, and cultural diversity of India. This festival has become one of the premier events to occur in South Florida, with over 15,000 people attending every year.

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