Freelance article contest to mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence


The Department of Social Welfare, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, will hold a freelance article contest entitled “Let’s work now to end violence against women” in commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence which falls from between 25 November to 10 December 2021.
You are invited to write with a focus on women’s rights and the prevention of violence against women as per the following terms: –
(a) Anyone can enter the competition.
(b)   Contestants are required to submit their favourite writing style under the specific title.
(c) Contest entries must be a minimum of 10 A4 pages long and a maximum of 15 pages.
(d)   Contest entries must be the Microsoft Word file, written in font size 14 in Myanmar Unicode (Pyidaungsu Font), with the line spacing 1.5 and the margin 1 inch each.
(e)   Articles submitted by contestants must be own creation, and the articles that have been already published in journals, magazines or media cannot be the contest entries.
(f)    No shortlisted works will be returned.
(g) The contest must approve the contest organizers of publishing the contest entries in the public exhibition, books, pamphlets, websites, brochures, tutorials and video recordings.
Contest entries will be shortlisted by a panel of experts transparently. A total of five prizes (first prize, second prize, third prize, and two special prizes) will be presented with both cash award and prize medal. (Cash award will be rewarded adequately.)
Contest entries, along with a pair of hard/soft copies, confession of own creation, name of contestant, citizenship scrutiny card number, 3 coloured passport-sized photos, contact address, must be submitted to the Director-General of the Department of Social Welfare, Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Office Number-23, Nay Pyi Taw, (Phone: 067-404250 and 067-404251, Email: [email protected]) not later than 4:00 pm on 15 November 2021. Entries must be submitted in person or through a post office or an email. (Contest entries submitted beyond the deadline or without the complete terms will not be considered.)
The awards will be presented at the ceremony of the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women to be held on 25 November 2021 in Nay Pyi Taw. — MNA

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