ICRC Essay Competition 2019 Title Submission Last Date Winner

ICRC Essay Competition 2019 Title Submission Last Date Winner details in Urdu, English Both eligibility criteria prizes, submissions guideline details. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), ensuring respect for lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence. In Pakistan, the ICRC supports the public, the authorities and the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in the event of armed violence or natural disaster.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Pakistan is pleased to announce the 5th edition of the annual Bilingual Essay Writing Competition. The topic for this year’s competition is “Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities”.

At an award ceremony today, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced the winners of its Essay Competition for 2019. The meeting was attended by Mr Zafarullah Khan, the special assistant to the prime minister on law and justice, along with representatives of civil society, hospitals, literary circles and the media. The topic this year was: “There is a growing trend of violence perpetrated by patient relatives in health-care settings. Why?”International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC Essay Competition 2018 Winners Titles Last Date

ICRC Essay Writing Competition Title Submission Last Date WinnerICRC Essay Competition 2019 Title Submission Last Date Winner

  • ICRC Essay Competition 2019 Last Date

20th June 2019, But extra 3 days will be given with penalty of cut 2 numbers per day.

  • ICRC Essay Competition 2019 Prizes

1st Prize for winner is 80,000/. Cash, Trophy, Medal, Certificate

2nd Prize for winner is 60,000/. Cash Trophy, Medal, Certificate

3rd Prize for winner is 40,000/. Cash Trophy, Medal, Certificate

  • ICRC Essay Competition 2019 Winner

Winner of ICRC Essay writing competition announced here at after due date in ceremony,  Winner will be praised by Cash, Trophy, Medal, Certificate (Sanad).

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Every year, the ICRC organizes an essay competition on a topic related to humanitarian and social issues in Pakistan. This year, more than 400 entries from 50 towns across Pakistan were entered in the competition. The entries were judged by the ICRC and external examiners.

The winners in the Urdu category were: Riaz Ahmed Syed, the former director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (first prize); Mr Ali Ahmed Jan, a development professional and freelance writer (second prize); and Mr Rizwan Wilayat, a freelance writer (third prize). In the English category, the winners were: Ms Hina Hazrat, a student at Karachi University (first prize); Ms Kalsoom Nisar, a student at the International Islamic University (second prize); and Dr Muhammad Younas Varaichue, an ENT consultant at Bahawal Victoria Hospital (third prize). All the winners received an award; first and second place in each category also received prize money.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions that pursue a political agenda, or vilify, demean or discriminate against a particular group of people on any basis whatsoever will not be judged favourably.

Each participant shall be permitted to submit only one individual entry; joint entries shall not be permitted.

All submissions must be the original work of the participants; plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.

The submission should not have previously been submitted for any other publication or for any other competition.

The deadline for submission is 30th September 2019 by 24:00 (PST). Submissions will however be accepted till three days after the deadline, with a penalty of 2 marks/day.

The word limit for each submission is 5,000 words (excluding footnotes).

Submissions in PDF format shall be emailed as an attachment to Aezaz Ur Rahman at [email protected] with a copy to Najum ul-Saqib Iqbal at [email protected].

The subject of the email shall be: ‘Essay Competition Submission 2016’. Each submission shall include the writer’s name, email-address, contact phone number and occupation.

Marking Criteria

Each submission shall be marked out of a total of 100 marks.

The marking criteria for the entries shall be as follows:-

Ingenuity/Originality 30 Marks
Quality of Research 25 Marks
Structure and Clarity 25 Marks
English/Grammar 10 Marks
Presentation and Formatting 10 Marks


The competition is open to everyone including:

  • University students of all disciplines (current or former)
  • Medical practitioners
  • Government officials
  • Officials associated with think tanks or international organizations
  • Journalists
  • Volunteers and officials associated with NGOs and INGOs
  • Development professionals and philanthropists


The jury will consist of representatives of the ICRC. Their decision shall be final. Prize winners shall be notified by email no later than 10 days.

All the entries shall be the property of the ICRC. The ICRC reserves the right to publish the entries in any manner as it may deem appropriate, without providing any royalty or compensation.

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For more information, please contact:
Najum Abbasi, ICRC Pakistan, +92 300 852 9108

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