Like every year, the days before the results are out along with the ever-daunting question of “which law school will I make it to?” have arrived. If you’re smart enough, you’re either having fun on a vacation or you’re binge-watching that favourite sitcom you had shelved due to the grueling preparation you had to endure for CLAT. The not-so-smart ones, on the other hand, are breaking their heads over “cutoff kya hai?” to “kitne attempt kiya?” Let me tell you one simple thing and you will have to accept it, whether you like it or not. It’s done. CLAT 2016 is done and there’s nothing you can do about it. You can neither get back those months of preparation nor can you trade the two hours of that examination by asking questions to which there is no definite answer. Yet.
Now, whether you make it to a law school or you don’t, it’s time to give yourself a little time to unwind. In today’s parlance, I’d like to say “chill”. Go scratch off the many things on your bucket-list because frankly, reading up on “CLAT-2016 Analysis” articles isn’t going to give you the peace of mind you truly deserve now.
For the pragmatic beings who have no I’m-going-to-be-productive plans, CG brings you a chance to try your hand at some writing. For those with writing plans, can there be a better avenue to get your thoughts published and read?
Ta-daa, we bring to you the Fifth CLATGyan Blog Post Writing Competition! ‘The Window’ will be open to everyone for the next one month, and we will be taking in contributions from your side, to be uploaded on the website and adjudged for prize money!
So, what’s the prize money? Each one of your posts will be reviewed, edited, and if we like it enough, published on the website. The Most Popular post, the one that has the most number of likes on our website, will be adjudged the winner with a cash prize worth ₹3000.
The runner-up will win a cash prize worth ₹2000.
Who can write? Basically, anybody. Lawyers, law teachers, CLAT enthusiasts, law students, wannabe law students, gonnabe law students … You get the drift.
What can you write about? Anything at all. Preferably not legal, though we wouldn’t mind that either. You can write just about anything: from heart-wrenching personal stories, to a list of good movies; from the pointlessness of life to some good ol’ city lovin’. (I wrote a deep, deep article about taking failure well :P). Please spare us from language like ‘mah lyf cam crshing arnd me’. No word limits, but brevity will be appreciated. (About 800 words would be perfect!)
Email us your articles to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject titled “The Window”. Also, send us your entries as an attachment and not in the mail body itself. A Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format is preferable. We law students are somewhat partial to the 12 sized, 1.5 spaced, Times New Roman font. The last date for submission would be the 14th of June, 2016. (Earlier, the last date for submission was 10th of June, 2016 but on request, the submission date has been extended).
Get typing, there’s nothing quite like writing to clear the clutter in your mind!