Vidhi Centre's Policy Challenge on Blockchain Technology [Submit proposal by Oct 28]

Meera Emmanuel October 19 2017
Vidhi Centre

Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy is organising a team-based competition where participants propose a legal and/or policy solution that focuses on ‘Blockchain Technology’.

The sub-themes for the completion include: –

  • Financial applications of Blockchain Technology
  • The use of Blockchain Technology for identity management
  • Using Blockchain Technology to improve governance and democratic processes

The above mentioned sub-themes are illustrative in nature and not exhaustive. Participants are encouraged to choose one of these or any other sub-theme within the broad category of ‘Blockchain Technology.’

This competition is open to students currently in the 3rd, 4th or 5th year of a five year integrated law course or in the final year of a three-year LL.B. course

Entry submissions for the competition should comprise the following:

  • Abstract for the proposal, between 100 and 250 words
  • Proposal, not exceeding 1000 words. The teams are to submit proposals which should contain an identified problem of relevance and the proposed solution in the form of law, regulatory model, technological intervention, or any other approach that the team deems fit.
  • Details of the authors.

Proposals will be assessed on the basis of ability to identify a problem and the novelty of proposed solutions. The deadline for submitting the proposal is 28 October, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Decisions will be communicated by 6 November, 2017.

Ten shortlisted teams will be required to submit a detailed policy brief that expands on their initial proposal, including on the relevance of the problem and elaborate solutions. Following this, the shortlisted teams will also have to defend their policy brief before an expert panel, using a powerpoint presentation.

The Policy Brief and the power point presentation have to be submitted by 24 November, 2017 at 11:59 pm

The presentation and defence of the policy brief will be conducted on 1 December, 2017  at the India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

Winners of the competition will receive a prize money of Rs 30,000 and a 4-week internship with the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. The Runners-up will receive a prize money of Rs 20,000. All ten shortlisted candidates will receive a participation certificate. The best entries may be published by the Vidhi Centre.

The Vidhi Centre is an independent think tank doing in the field of legal research, and assists the government in making better laws.

Queries and applications for the competition may be mailed to [email protected]

For further details regarding the competition, please refer to the brochure below.

Vidhi Policy Challenge

 

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