Online Quiz, Photography and Painting Competition on International Day for Biological Diversity 22 May 2020

Haryana State Biodiversity Board Online Competitive

International Day for Biological Diversity-2020

(22nd May, 2020)


Participate and win a Certificate and following Cash Prizes
1ST Prize
2ND  Prize
3RD Prize
School going Children Class
8th to 12th
College Students
Rest of the Public

Prizes for Hindi and English languages will be separate.
Submissions have to be sent in electronic format Latest by 31.05.2020 by 5.00 PM On HSBBs email address:

For details please visit our website:

Online Quiz, Photography and Painting Competitions
1ST Prize
2ND Prize
3RD Prize
School going Children Class
8th to 12th

Questionnaire for Quiz and required space for uploading of Photographs and Pics of Paintings are available on following links on our website .

On demand, the Links are available for sharing on android mobile phones also by contacting at Mobile- 79886 71875.

The Nature photographs and Paintings befitting the IBD 2020 theme „Our Solutions are in Nature” shall be uploaded in the space provided in the links given below.

Painting Competition

Quiz Competition

Photography Competition

"Our solutions are in Nature"
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, The International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 will be commemorated through its first ever online – campaign. The Haryana State Biodiversity Board invites participants to join online essay competition on this year‟s theme “ Our Solutions are in Nature”.

Topic for the on line Essay Competition : “COVID 19: A Wake up call for Safeguarding Biological Diversity”

Rules and Guidelines of the Essay Competition
1. Category- The Competition is divided into following category-
·       School Students Class (8th to 12th)
·       College students (Graduate and Postgraduate)
·       Rest of the public (excluding the above two categories. Govt. Servants are also eligible to Participate )

2. Timeline- Last date for receipt of Essay : 31st May, 2020.

3. Participation- participants should have their valid email id /registered mobile no.
4. Language and Format Requirement.

5. Length of Essay: The essay shall not be no longer than 500 words (for category 1) and words (for Category 2 and 3), footnotes included. Essay shorter than 500 words are not encouraged.
·       Must be written in English or Hindi.
·       Essay should be typed in English-Calibri or in Hindi kruti-dev-010-regular font on A4 size electronic page with font size 12 points and 1.5 interlinear spaces in word.
·       The Margins should be of 2.54 cm on top, bottom and both sides.
·       List of References and List of Abbreviations shall also be submitted in separate page along-with the essay submissions.

6. The Essay should be in Ms office word format and shall be submitted to Haryana State
Biodiversity Board's e mail

7. Scoring: The essay be will be assessed on following criteria-
a. Content – Originality: 65%
b. Clarity: 15%
c. Structure: 10%
d. Logical presentation of the argument: 10%

8. Prizes: The Winners will be awarded cash Prize with certificate. Prizes will be separate for Hindi and English winners.

1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
School Students
(Class 8th to 12th)
College Students
(Graduate and Post Graduate)
Rest of the Public

Note: Competition for English and Hindi categories will be separate.

9. Winners- There will be 6 winners in each category, so 18 winners in total (Hindi-9 and English-9).
·       If a participant scores less than 50% marks he/she shall not be eligible for final selection.
·       Winner‟s names will be published on HSBB website. Separate intimation will also be sent to each of the winner.
·       The winners will be asked to show their original photo identity card at the time of receiving of the prizes. They also need to intimate their bank account numbers.
·       The winner will be based on the subjective decision of the judging panel.
·       The Prize money will be Transferred on line into the account of winners.

10. Certificate-  All participants will be awarded a certificate of participation by the HSBB by Post .

11. Cover of the written submissions-
·       The title of the document shall be super-scribed on the cover (Page 1).
·       It should include name of the Participant, full residential address, E-mail ID, Contact Number, and Name of the College/University with address.

12. Important Conditions-:
·       Participants need to submit their entries online adhering to all conditions upto 5 PM till 31st May, 2020. Only online entries will be accepted.
·       Participants must submit a copy of their student Identity-Card or any valid ID (Aadahar /Voter ID/Driving license/PAN Card etc.) along-with the submission of essay.
·       All the participants must be residents of Haryana and Chandigarh on the date of participation.
·       Only original essays will be considered for the competition. Any form of plagiarism will result in disqualification of theessay.
·       Essays incompatible with the above rules and conditions will not be considered.
·       Participation in the competition implies acceptance of the above terms and conditions.
·       In case of any disputes, the decision of Member Secretary, HSBB will be final.
13. Competition Coordinators
Gurmit Singh– Scientific officer; Mobile- 90348 72308
Rajni Dhiman–Computer Operator; Mobile- 79886 71875

14. Web and Email address-

15. Office Address- SCO NO. 206, 2nd Floor, Sector 14, Panchkula

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