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All You Need to Know About HEC Essay Competition 2023

HEC Essay Competition

Last Updated on (1-January-2023)

In this article you will get all information regarding HEC Essay Competition 2023 including full guide how to apply for HEC Essay Competition.

In celebration of Pakistan’s 75th anniversary, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) is organizing an inter-university essay competition 2023 in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives.

HEC Essay Competition 2023

The HEC Essay Competition 2023 aims to help young people analyses the opportunities and challenges that Pakistan faces. It will also enable them to critically identify the role that youth can play in the development of the country through creativity, critical thinking, and productive engagement.

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Candidates can compete for cash prizes by demonstrating their writing abilities in either English or Urdu.

HEC Essay Competition Topics (English and Urdu)

  • Development Journey of Pakistan from 1947 to 2023; Lessons Learnt vis-à-vis Other Countries.
  • Pakistan at 2047: National Youth Aspirations.

(۱)   پاکستان  کی ترقی  کا  سفر (۱۹۴۷ تا ۲۰۲۲):  ترقی پذیر ممالک سے تقابلی جائزہ

(۲) ۲۰۴۷  کا پاکستان :  نسل نو کی امنگیں

HEC Essay Competition Eligibility Criteria

Students must be:

  • Nationals of Pakistan/Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
  • Students at a regular university.
  • A maximum age of 25 years old.

HEC Essay Competition Writing Criteria

  • Only one language is allowed.
  • The word count ranges between 2,500 and 3,000.
  • The English essay should be typed in Times New Roman 12 font, with 1.5 line spacing.
  • The Urdu essay must be typed instead of handwritten.
  • All submissions must be in PDF format.

Submit Before

The Least Date for HEC Essay coemption submissions is 26 August 2023.

How to Participate HEC Essay coemption 2023

  • Candidates are to submit their essays with a filled registration form downloaded from for HEC Essay coemption.
  • The essay and the registration form have to be emailed to [email protected], and hard copies must be sent through courier to ‘Saher Mirza, Assistant Director (Academics), Higher Education Commission, Sector H-8, Islamabad’.

HEC Essay Coemption Cash Prizes

The following cash prizes will be awarded to the competition winners:

  • The first prize is Rs. 500,000.
  • Rs. 300,000 for second place.
  • The third place prize is Rs. 200,000.
  • Each position from fourth to tenth receives Rs. 100,000.

Please keep in mind that incomplete and duplicate entries will be rejected, and the HEC reserves the right to reject any or all entries at its decision.

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