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2013 NAHR Ram Charan HR Essay Contest

2013 NAHR Ram Charan HR Essay Contest

The National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) announces the 2013 NAHR Ram Charan HR Essay Contest. We are requesting essays from university undergrads and graduate students globally majoring in Human Resources, Industrial/Labor Relations or related fields

writing contestTopic

How are electronic technology and social media affecting:

  • The employment relationship (from hiring to engagement to retention) between employers and employees?
  • The roles, responsibilities and contributions of human resources organizations?


The National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR)


Cash prizes of $20,000, $10,000, and $5,000 U.S. will be awarded for the three best essays.


1 August, 2013.


  • Essays will be evaluated and judged by a panel of distinguished HR professionals – Fellows of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR). The NAHR is an honorific organization which recognizes individuals and institutions of distinction in Human Resources for exceptional professional achievement.
  • Essay contest winners will be announced at the NAHR annual installation of new Fellows on November 7, 2013 in New York City.
  • Contest winners’ expenses will be paid to attend the ceremony. The award is named for Dr. Ram Charan, a Distinguished Fellow of the NAHR and a world renowned author, speaker and business advisor. For over 35 years Dr. Charan has consulted with some of the world’s most successful leaders and companies.
  • Essay evaluation criteria:

#Addresses the topic

#Provides original thoughts

#Adds value

#Readable and persuasive

#Bonus for academic or research references

  • Minimum 5 pages, maximum 20 pages (Number of pages refers to essay, not reference material. Those pages should be numbered). Double spaced, 12 point font
  • Cover sheet to include:



#Degree area

#Anticipated graduation date

#Contact information

#Phone number

#Mailing address

#Email address

#APA format accepted (but not required)

  • Submit by email (PDF format) to:
  • Students must be enrolled in an HR, Industrial/Labor Relations or related field degree concentration at the time of the contest deadline (August 1, 2013) — or graduated in May or June 2013.
  •  The contest is open to undergrad and grad students worldwide majoring in a Human Resources related field. If the major is not Human Resources related, the essay will not be considered.
  •  Maximum of 5 authors per essay; must split award.
  •  Entrants may submit more than 1 paper.
  •  Essays can be submitted directly by students with or without a faculty sponsor/adviser. In the latter case, the faculty sponsor/adviser will provide a brief statement (less than 100 words) about why he/she is serving in this capacity, and will attest to a statement included as part of the Contest stating: “I have played no role in writing this essay and will not share in the financial award should this student’s essay win such an award.”
  • You may read the winning entries in the 2012 edition of the essay contest here.


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  1. Chinedu Echem says:

    Nice one!! I hop to contest and win

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