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The Big Idea Contest

Moneylife Magazine in association with Reliance Mutual Fund has undertaken a unique initiative to identify outstanding talent through a high profile essay contest among the 70-odd management schools in the Mumbai-Pune region. The initial response is extremely encouraging and we request your support in taking this forward. The details of the contest and timelines for submission of the entries are as follows:

Event Title: Reliance Mutual Fund-Moneylife Big Idea Contest
Topic: Taking Financial Markets to the Masses
Word Length: 3000 Words
Last Date for submission: 17th October 2009

Mode of submission: The essays must be emailed to essays@moneylife.in as an attachment, properly formatted and in double space. Submission must include name of the author, address, name of institution and roll number. The work must be accompanied by a standard declaration of originality as below:

” I (Name) of (college name), declare that this essay is entirely my own work and has not been submitted in any form to any other publication. I also permit Moneylife to use, alter, edit, publish or display the essay it in print or electronic form with due attribution”.

Prizes
1st Prize: Two return tickets to Dubai (courtesy Bahrain Air) + cash prize
2nd Prize: Holiday package for two (2N3D) to Goa from Mahindra Holidays + cash prize
3rd Prize: Blackberry phone from Media Training Worldwide
Finalists: Top 10 get a Moneylife subscription plus books; top 30 get participation certificate.

Jury
Winners will be selected by a very eminent jury headed by Dr Anil Khandelwal, former Chairman, Bank of Baroda. Jury members: Mr Jagan Mohan Rao, Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank of India, Mr Madhu Kela, Head, Equity Investments, Reliance Mutual Fund, Mr Joseph Massey, Managing Director, MCX-SX, Mr S G Kalia, Executive Director, Vijaya Bank, Mr Debashis Basu, Editor & Publisher, Moneylife Magazine.

Prize Distribution Event
The results of the contest will be declared by end October and the winners will be felicitated at a grand function to be held in the first week of December, immediately after the exams.

We hope you would find the event of great interest and look forward to your active participation through your students.

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