IN YOUR SHOES – an Indo-Norwegian Writing Competition तुम्हारी नज़र से – भारत-नॉर्वे गल्पात्मक लेखन प्रतियोगिता I DINE SKO – SKJØNNLITTERÆR SKRIVEKONKURRANSE


Mira B. Laurantzon (Project Coordinator)

Ph.: +47 452 193 97 mail:

मीरा बैकस्टॉर्म लौरेंत्जों (प्रोजेक्ट अधिकारी)

Ph.: +47 452 193 97  Email:


39 comments on “CONTACT/संपर्क/KONTAKT

  1. Mushtaque B Barq
    April 27, 2012


    • indianorway
      April 29, 2012

      Dear Mushtaque,
      In Your Shoes is a Indo-norgeigian fictional writing competition. What you have to do is to write a fictional text ( can be any genre) that takes place in Norway if you are indian. If you come from Norway you are encouraged to write an entry that takes place in India. NB: Please read the GUIDELINES for the competition on this site under “ABOUT”, or se facebook

      Wish you good luck!!!!

  2. Camille
    May 7, 2012

    Hei !

    This project is a really good idea, I would only like to know if the prizes works for both ways ?
    That is to say, if we write something about India, will the prize be a trip to India ?
    I am a french student in Norway for a year and by the way, I know this country better than India 🙂

    Thanks a lot for the answer, hoping that it will be a success,

    • indianorway
      May 8, 2012

      Dear Camille, thanks for writing.

      Yes, the competition is works both ways, – the main-winner writing about Norway wins a trip to Norway, whereas the main-winner writing about India wins a trip to India.
      The rest of the best texts will be compiled and published in an anthology. All texts will be translated into Norwegian, English and Hindi.

      You are very welcome to participate from “the norwegian side” and write your text about India. (In English/Norwegian/Hindi).

      Best of luck and looking forward to read!

  3. Camille
    May 9, 2012

    All right, thank you for the information 🙂


    May 31, 2012

    Does the fiction include the regard of geographical, social, cultural and economic factors of the country we writing about? please tell if we are required to give any title to our fiction or not. e.g, an evening in Lillesand.

    • indianorway
      June 1, 2012

      You may choose to include detailed description of such things that you are mentioning, and you may also choose to put your focus on other things. This is entirely up to you and what you feel is necessary for your text.

      Title is not required, but most times it suites a texts to have a title.

      Best of luck!

      • Vikas Aggarwal
        June 6, 2012

        I have never been to Norway. Please tell that in such a scenario how can i write about or relate to something which i had never seen till now ? can it be a 100% imaginative work ? (like for example how i imagine the life to be there without any reference to the actual life/work/people conditions living in norway )

  5. Priya Iyer
    June 6, 2012

    It’s an excellent way to take the relationship between Norway and India a step ahead!! Would love to participate. Is there a word limit for the write up? Kindly give details.

    • indianorway
      June 6, 2012

      Dear Priya,
      glad you think so!

      The upper word limit is approximately 2,000 words, as mentioned on this page.

      Please see this page for further guidelines! Ask ahead if you need more clarifications.

      Best of luck!

  6. lakshmi
    June 10, 2012

    can i write a story which is based on Norse mythology and can i write it in a third
    person point of view ,i mean that without imaging myself and imagining someone else?

  7. Pushkar
    June 11, 2012

    Hello, I am from India. Can this be a work of pure fiction ? or does it need to have to be based on true locations in Norway ? I am a student in India and of Indian origin. So should I write about Norway ? A piece of fiction relates to a novel. so can it be a short novel or short story ?
    Please Advise

    • indianorway
      June 11, 2012

      There are no guidelines or rules mentioning either of the two – that means that you are free to do both!
      Yes, as an Indian you are invited to write fictional texts that are about Norway and your thoughts, imaginations and perceptions about Norway and the people living there,
      A piece of fiction may be any fictional genre – poem, play, short story ect. ect.
      Novel should be a little long, as the maximum word length is approximately 2,000 words.

      Best of luck!!!

  8. Rajinder Pal Singh
    June 11, 2012

    Hello I am Rajinder Pal Singh from India.
    Can you please clarify what you mean to say ‘that takes place in Norway’
    I am not able to understand what does this phrase ‘that takes place in Norway’ really mean.
    Kindly elaborate.

    • indianorway
      June 11, 2012

      That means that the context of the fiction is Norway.
      The plot/parts of the plot should be happening in Norway.
      How do you imagine Norway and/or norwegian people to be like? Use your imaginations and perceptions about the place and the people and incorporate them into the fiction.
      Hope this clarifies? 🙂

  9. Dinesh bhatt
    June 11, 2012

    Can write my short story in hindi?

    • indianorway
      June 12, 2012

      Yes, you can write in Hindi or English, as it suits you!

  10. Salil Desai
    June 12, 2012

    Hullo, Are there any format guidelines for sending in the entry? Or should we simply send the entry as a Word File to the email address given above? Also, do I give my contact details at the end of the story or is there some separate form for it?

    • indianorway
      June 12, 2012

      Just send in any normal format (word, jpeg, ect. )to the
      Just add your contact details in the mail and/or in the text it self.

      Best regards!

  11. Appu S
    June 17, 2012

    do we have to stick to exactly equal to or below 2000 words or can it go just above?

  12. neelam chauhan
    June 18, 2012

    will we be receiving any confirmation emails to inform us that our entries have reached and subbmited ?

    • indianorway
      June 18, 2012

      Yes, but it might take some time, due to a lot of influx. Thanks!

  13. Shivani
    June 18, 2012

    hi , I mailed my story on your id but not received any acknowledgement. Please confirm it

  14. Vikas Aggarwal
    June 18, 2012

    Kindly confirm one thing. I sent my text some half an hour back. Within seconds of sending, i realized that the very last line of my text is not visible on the print-out paper. To rectify that, I sent another REVISED E-mail after rectifying the said mistake. It would be very nice of you if you can tell me whether the REVISED text has reached you or not ?

  15. Indira Bali
    June 18, 2012

    Hi I have sent in my two write ups ! but no confirmation. Please do confirm. It would be so satisfying to know my effort was not wasted. Thanx.

  16. (Dr.) Kavita Vachaknavee
    June 18, 2012

    Hi, I have submitted my entry in Hindi. Please confirm. Thanks.

  17. Tejaswita
    June 19, 2012

    i sent in my entry yesterday (though at the last minute) but i still haven’t rcvd any confirmation letter 😦
    Wot to do???
    pls help

  18. Vedika
    June 19, 2012

    The systems in my town were down on the 18th!! I sent you an article today. Can you please consider it? I understand that the deadline is important but please try understanding.

  19. tejaswita
    June 20, 2012

    hi i sent my entry to on 18 Jun’12 but i still havn’t rcvd a confirmation mail…kindly confirm at

    • indianorway
      June 21, 2012

      Dear Teja, please send your entry again, it seems like it´s not reached. Thank you!

  20. tejaswita
    June 30, 2012

    Hi i re-sent my entry for d contest as ud informd me it hd not reachd u.
    Pls confirm at


    • Tejaswita
      July 8, 2012

      Received much anticipated confirmation letter. Thanx:-)


  21. Ms PADMAJA
    July 30, 2012

    Dear Madam,

    I sent in my essay on the topic”About an Incident in Norway” on June 25th,2012.

    Hope you have received it.

    Please inform it.

    Yours sincerely,


  22. Dinesh Bhatt
    September 12, 2012

    dear madam ,
    when the result will declare in september ?

    September 13, 2012

    It has brought every one of us to a very exasperating state due to the inordinate delay in declaration of results… kindly make an official announcement w.r.t the date of result without any further deviances..

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