As a part of the Geo-week 2017, CERG is organising an Essay contest for school children studying in Standards 8th to 10th.



Who is eligible to enter?
The essay contest is open to any student from Standards 8th to 10th.

What is the subject of the essay?

The topic of the essay is “Earth Sciences and the Common Man

Mankind is, today, facing many challenges – natural disasters like earth quakes and tsunamis, dwindling energy and mineral resources, changing climates, and water shortages, all of which are directly relate to Earth Sciences.

Human existence like all other living things on the planet are dictated by the terms of the earth. Nearly everything in our daily life is connected in some way to Earth: to its land, oceans, atmosphere, plants, and animals. In such times, it is important that we understand the critical link between the earth, its resources and mankind. If we are to continue extracting resources to maintain a high quality of life, then we, as individuals and citizens, need to know more about our planet — its processes, its resources, and its environment.

Earth Science encompasses many areas and explore the interrelationships between human activity and the earth (Geosphere). Essays should focus on one major theme and explore the relationship of Earth Sciences in a common man’ life.


What should be the length of the essay be?
The essay must not be more than 1200 words. Longer essays may be rejected unread.

What do I need to submit?
A valid Essay submission should contain the following:

1. The typed essay in English of no more than 1200 words, focusing on the topic ” Earth Sciences and the Common Man.

2. Each essay must be original, authentic, unpublished, the sole property of the entrant, and not previously submitted in any other contest.<br>

3. The following information, should be printed at the top of the essay:

  • First and last name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Name and address of School
  • Standard studying in


How should I submit my essay and entry form?
Essays must be submitted electronically. Your file containing the essay with personal details as indicated above should be sent as an attachment by e-mail to the following e-mail address – with the subject heading as “Geoweek 2017 Essay Contest.”

The file name of the Essay should be in the following format “Geo-week 2017– Your full name” e.g. – ‘Geoweek 2017 – Rajesh Patil’

If you have any problems submitting your essay, please e-mail the Geo – Week volunteers at


What is the last date for entries?
All submissions must be received electronically by Friday, 6th October 2017.


How will the essays be judged?
The essays will be judged by a panel of geoscientists primarily on the relevance to the topic and other aspects like grammar, content, presentation, creativity.


What are the prizes?
The top two entries will win a handsome prize and a Certificate of Merit. The winner’s and finalists’ names and entries will be posted on the Geo-Week website. Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all selected entries.