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A qualified panel of judges will assess the eligible entries and will shortlist the finalists.

Top 2 winners in each category get CASH prizes and felicitated at the PBD 2018.
Certificate of participation to all.
All participants will be entitled to Complimentary passes to attend PBD 2018.


Terms & Conditions:

  • The guidelines and other details related to registrations have been issued by the event organiser to enable successful registration of applicants.
  • Please refer to the Terms & Conditions


To complete the registration, the participant needs to fill up the form.

Please choose a theme relevant to your age category:

  • Junior (10 - 15 years) Theme: My Heritage, My Home: ASEAN India Perspective

  • Youth (16 - 25 years) Theme: Cultural, spiritual and human links between ASEAN India

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Poems can be submitted in English, Hindi and Tamil.
  • Poems can be up to a maximum of 40 lines of text and a minimum of 8 lines
  • Each participant can submit their poem in all languages as separate applications. 
  • Poems must be entirely the original work of the entrant.
    Entries must never have been published, self-published, published on any website or broadcast in any form nor currently entered in any other competition. The poem must not have won a prize in any previous competition. 
  • Age Category:
    • Junior: Participants between 10 - 15 years of age as of 1st October 2017
    • Youth: Participants between 16 - 25 years of age as of 1st October 2017
  • The submitted file name must follow the file naming convention.
  • The theme chosen should be mentioned as a header in your submission.
  • Entries must be submitted electronically by the submission deadline on 10th December 2017.