About the Contest

Write your way to Singapore

is a “book summary writing” contest promoted by ICT Academy and Prime Academy with the aim of helping students inculcate book reading habit and showcase their writing skills.

An exclusive contest for college students to choose read and write the summary of any interesting non-fiction book for about 1300-2000 words. Submit the summary and stand a chance to win your way to Singapore.

Nominations Closed

Who can participate?

Any student of an Engineering or an Arts & Science college or a Business school or CA student.


Which book to write

Any English non-fiction book. The following is the category of books.

  • Biography and Autobiography
  • Business and Economics
  • Business Self-Help
  • Business Strategy and Management
  • Career
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Family, Personal and Social Issues
  • Future
  • Health
  • Investing
  • Life style guides
  • Management
  • Management and Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Money
  • Motivation
  • Parenting and relationships
  • Personal development and Self-help
  • Politics and social sciences
  • Sports
  • Talks
  • True Accounts
  • World
  • Entrepreneurship

Writing Rules

The copyright of all selected items will belong to ICT Academy and Prime Academy. These shall be put to use in the manner the organizers deem fit.


The summary should faithfully reflect the message conveyed in the book.


The summary should be easy to read and be peppered with examples. The word count is between 1300 and 1500 words.


All examples should flow only from the book.


The writing must be of yours, should be original, and not copied.


Please note this is an executive-summary writing, and not a book-review contest.


An individual can submit any number of entries.

Contest Process



  • Register yourself for the contest before the timeline.
  • Indicate the book for which you intend to write the summary.
  • You can select a book from
    a. The repository in the contest website
    b. Any non-fiction book of your choice
  • On registering you earn 100 points irrespective of the number of books you select to write.
Nominations Closed


  • Write the summary in 1300-2000 words after taking a look at the sample summaries available on the website.
  • Ensure that the writing is free of grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Upload the summary on the website.
  • Once uploaded you cannot make alterations.
  • On submitting you earn 500 points for EACH book uploaded.
  • One registered applicant can submit any number of book executive summary entries.
Submission Closed


An independent external expert jury consisting of two persons will review your summary as per the following selection criteria

  • Quality of writing
  • Completeness of writing
  • English language, including ease of reading and grammar.

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Prizes & Awards

The 20 best written summaries selected by the jury will receive the following prizes and awards.


(1 First Prize)

Full Paid trip to Singapore (covering ticket, boarding and accommodation).

Certificate and Winner Award


Runner up
(3 Second Prizes)

Gift Voucher to stay in a holiday resort for 2 Nights and 3 Days.

Certificate and Runner Award


Highly Commendable Performers
(16 third Prizes)

Each will receive an amazon gift voucher worth
INR 2,000

Certification of Merit

The 20 Winners will have to submit the bonafide certificate from their respective institution to claim the prizes and awards.
All successful entries will receive the certification of participation.

The winners has been announced and will be awarded at ICT Academy Youth Leadership Summit 2019, Coimbatore


  • 01 Mar 2019

    Contest Registration Opens

  • 30 Jun 2019

    Contest Registration Closes

  • 30 Jun 2019

    Submission of summary closes

  • 27 September 2019

    Results Announcement


As the Jury panel found no book summary fit for the first prize, it has only declared second and third prizes.

1st Runner up

Sri Sruthi T S

Sri Sairam Engineering College,

Nikitha Naidu RY

Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

Nidhi Satish Pai

NMAM Institute of Technology,

2nd Runner up

Sindujaa S

SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Vadapalani Campus, Chennai

Manasi Pradip Khairkar

Progressive Education Society’s Modern College of Engineering, Pune


Chennai Institute of Technology,

Sample Summaries

Sample 1

Coffee Can Investing

View / Download

Sample 2

Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy

View / Download

Contact Us

ICT Academy

ELCOT Complex, 2-7 Developed Plots,
Industrial Estate, Perungudi,
Chennai – 600 096
Tamil Nadu, India

T +91 44 4290 6800