PTA Announces Essay Writing Competition – Though, it Never Announced Last Year’s Winners

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has announced Essay Writing Competition, on topic: “Better City, Better Life with ICT”, in connection with World Telecom Day celebrations.

It merits mentioning here that PTA did a similar competition last year and had announced prizes of Rs. 100,000, Rs. 60,000 and Rs.40,000 – however, we never heard from authority about results or the winners. Looks prize money transacted into wrong account numbers.

This year, PTA has again dared to conduct the competition, though no prizes were mentioned – looks like a formality call to fill the yearly report.

Here are rules, if you still like to take part:

  • Essay shall be strictly limited to a minimum of 1000 and a maximum of 3000 words in accordance with sample document placed at: < sample>
  • Essay shall be sent in electronic format through email at: [email protected].
  • Essay will be accepted only in editable MS Word Format.
  • Plagiarism is strictly prohibited and shall lead to disqualification.
  • References shall be notified as mentioned in the sample document mentioned above and placed at PTA website.
  • Last date for submission of essay is May 05, 2010. No essay will be processed after the due date.
  • Any submission not conforming to the attached sample format will be disqualified.
  • The essay should be written by one author only. The name of the author   should be mentioned on the document along with Contact number (Preferably mobile   number), email address and postal mail address.

Here is a sample Essay format that participants are supposed to follow: Download here

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  • Nazakat Hussain

    Aamir,

    I like your writing style, you conveyed PTA’s message as well as mentioned last year happenings in a single report.

  • SHAYAN

    Last year, I put a lot of effort to complete my Essay on “Protecting Children in Cyberspace” in time.

    Publishing the same invitation by PTA with different theme in DAWN dated April 25, 2010. PTA is again in a mood to invite Essay and deliver the award to the children of any Government Officer. It must be a confidential announcement last year.

    I would request everyone not to write Essay for PTA. Because in our Country, there is no merit system. This is just a formality. As AAMIR said just to make records.

  • ahsan

    a very short notice for the competition!!

  • maha

    sick >>>> i was just about 2 start da essay >>> but y did not dey announced last years winnersssssss????

  • Nauman Munir Afzal

    Salam,
    PTA’s competition on ITU’s theme “Protecting Children in Cyberspace” was announced in April 2009. Being the compulsive writer that I am, I also wrote for it and then nothing happened, no results for a full year. Lo and Behold, on the 25th of June 2010 I got a call from PTA that my essay had been judged as the best. This was followed by a cheque of Rs 100,000. I have uploaded the article on my Blog, please follow the link to read it. Thanks and Bye. Nauman.
    http://www.nascentstuff.com/?p=33

  • Haroon

    its very helpful article …….

    • Nauman Munir Afzal

      Thanks indeed! I worked long hours researching for it :-)