About the Organisation:

Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education commonly abbreviated as IDIA is a non-profit organisation working in India, which was founded by Dr. Shamnad Basheer. It aims to empower underprivileged children by giving them access to quality legal education. It is a student-run movement to train underprivileged students and help them transform to leading lawyers and community advocates. 

About the Competition:

The Pune Chapter of IDIA is conducting a pan-India Short Story Writing Competition called Spin-a-tale wherein the participants will have to weave a short story starting with the prompts provided and using the keywords mentioned within 800 words. The competition is open to everyone.


Participants can choose among the two prompts provided:-

1. In our family, there is no clear line between dangerous experiments and exploding into a million pieces. On this particular afternoon, my father took it upon himself to shock a brain just enough to observe a change in behavior and cognitive ability. The obvious downsides not considered, his next trial participant was me….





2. My mother called. Again. And again. And again. This time I had to take it, I couldn’t delay it further. She had found a new boy for me. Word was that he was ‘that kind’ too. Mothers, they’re never satisfied till their kids are ‘settled’!….

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All the participants will be provided with an E-Certificate of participation. The winner and the runner up shall be awarded with a cash prize of Rs 2000/- and Rs 1000/- respectively along with a certificate of merit. The winning stories shall also be published on the official IDIA Blog. 

Registration Details:

You can register using the Google form (bit.ly/spinatale).

Registration fee:

Sole Author : Rs 150

Co-Authors : Rs 200 

Refer to the Rulebook (bit.ly/strulebook) for the guidelines of submission, judging criteria etc. 

Important Dates:

Commencement of Registration 21st May, 2020
Registration Deadline 31st May, 2020 (11:59 PM)
Last date for Submission of story 11th June, 2020 (11:59 PM)
Announcement of Results 21st June, 2020

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