Oxford University Press India invites entries for Bengali story-writing competition

Oxford University Press (OUP), the world’s largest university press, today announced the launch ofa Bengali story-writing competition. The competition is being organized for three categories – students from classes4 to 8, teachers and the general public. The participants will be required to submit an originally written short story in Bengali of 300-500 words on a topic of their choice. The entry must be sent to storywriting.east@oup.comlatest by January 6, 2019.

The entries will be shortlisted by eminent scholar,Prof. Gopa Dutta (Bhaumik), former Head,Department of Bengali, Jadavpur University. The winnerswill be felicitated during the Kolkata Book Fair, 2019 being organized between 30th January – 10th February. OUP will also publish a book, with the top 10stories shortlisted from each category.

The participants in the competition must submit anoriginal work ofany genre or style. They should also self-certify that this is an original work. This competition by OUP aims to promote Bengali creative writing among all age groups and provide these contributors an opportunity to reach out to a larger audience.For further details, interested participants can visit the OUP India Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/OUPIndia/.

About Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. It currently publishes severaleducation, reference and academic publications every year, has offices in around sixty countries, and employs nearly 6,000 people worldwide. OUP’s diverse publishing programme includes scholarly work in all academic disciplines, school and college textbooks, children’s books, materials for teaching English, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals. OUP also provides digital learning solutions designed to meet learning needs of the contemporary learner. Learn more about OUP at www.oup.com

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