We’re pleased to announce we’re partnering with Global Telegram to launch an essay competition. Pick from the following titles - all centered around development - and have the chance to have your work read by world renowned professors at the University of Oxford.

We’ve lined up a host of exciting prizes for the winner and runners-up!

Essay Titles

  1. Developing economies should focus on self-sustainability rather than global trade. How far do you agree with this statement?

  2. Developing countries should make it mandatory for citizens who have studied abroad to spend 5 years after graduation teaching in their home nation. Do you agree?

  3. Developing countries have to Westernise to develop. How far do you agree?

Submission Guidelines

Please submit entries to essaycomp@dilinternshipproject.com no later than January 31st 2020 at 1pm GMT. Essays can be in either Word of PDF format. Please use size 12, Times New Roman Font and ensure your essay is no longer than 1500 words (excluding references). Feel free to use any form of referencing that works for you.

To help us organise all submissions, please name your file as follows: First Name_Surname_Question Answered (e.g. Adam_Smith_Question1). Please include your name, University, country of study, University year, email address and word count on a cover page.


Entry is open to any student enrolled in a University and planning on attending University in the next year. (If you are a final year school student, simply let us know the details of your school in the above submission guidelines).

All essay competition entrants must like and follow the Global Telegram and Dil Internship Facebook and Instagram pages to be eligible for the prizes. Following these accounts will also keep you up to date on the latest developments in the competition. Here are the handles:

Facebook: Global Telegram and Dil Internship Project

Instagram: @GlobalTelegram and @DilinternshiProject

All work must be your own and plagiarism will not be tolerated.


Your essays will be judged by experts in their respective fields before a cumulative decision is made to select winners from all categories. The judges will use the following criteria to assess your essay:

  1. Strength of Argument

  2. Originality

  3. Reference to the modern world

We know this is vague, but there are many ways you can tackle these essay titles - there are no wrong answers so give it your best shot!

If you have any questions please let us know by contacting us or the Global Telegram.