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CBSE Announces 1st Expression Series 2024-25: Write, Paint, Win!

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announce the 1st Expression Series for the academic session 2024-25. This exciting competition provides a platform for students from Classes 3 to 12 to showcase their creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills while delving into the transformative vision of the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020).

What’s NEP 2020 All About?

NEP 2020 is a game-changer in Indian education, focusing on a holistic learning experience that fosters critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and lifelong learning. It emphasizes a shift from rote memorization to a more conceptual understanding and encourages students to become active participants in their education.

Express Yourself in Multiple Ways!

The Expression Series offers a unique opportunity for students to express themselves through various mediums:

  • Younger Students Shine:
    • Primary Section (Classes 3-5): Students can either write a captivating paragraph about their experience at a local fair or market (Mela/Haat) or capture their love for learning through a vibrant painting.
  • Middle Schoolers Take Center Stage:
    • Classes 6-8: Students in this age group can choose to write a compelling essay (400 words) on their ideas for stress-free exams or express their learnings through a poem or painting.
  • Secondary Students Dive Deeper:
    • Classes 9-10: This group can explore crucial topics through a 700-word essay on the importance of education for national development or share their environmental solutions through a painting or poem.
  • Senior Students Take the Lead:
    • Classes 11-12: Senior students can tackle complex ideas by writing a 1000-word essay on the unifying power of culture in a modern world or express their vision for a holistic education through creative writing or painting.
ClassCategoryMediumTopic 1Topic 2
Primary (3-5)Paragraph/PaintingMy experience at Mela/HaatI learn things when I play
Middle (6-8)Essay/Painting/PoemMy view to make exams stress-free2 lessons I learnt in class that helped me daily
Secondary (9-10)Essay/Painting/PoemA nation can develop only if all are educatedTo save the environment, my suggestions are…
Senior Secondary (11-12)Essay/Painting/PoemCulture as the unifying force for the modern worldHolistic Education for me means…
CBSE 1st Expression Series 2024-25: Categories and Topics

Key Dates and Participation Guidelines:

  • Competition Dates: May 7, 2024, to June 30, 2024 (School-Level Activities)
  • Submission Dates: July 1, 2024, to July 10, 2024 (Shortlisted Entries by Schools to CBSE)
  • Format: Paragraphs/Essays should be written in English or Hindi. Specific formatting guidelines are available on the CBSE website and here is the direct PDF link for that (
  • School-Level Evaluation: Each school will conduct its own evaluation and shortlist one entry per category for submission to CBSE.
  • Submission Process: Shortlisted entries must be uploaded via the CBSE Expression Series App available on the Google Play Store (Android devices only).
  • Certificates: All participants will receive online certificates upon successful submission.

Recognition Awaits Young Minds!

The top 10 entries at the regional level will be awarded online certificates of merit. Additionally, the three best entries at the national level will be recognized and published in a booklet displayed on the CBSE website.

Why Participate?

The Expression Series goes beyond competition; it’s a chance for students to:

  • Deepen their understanding of NEP 2020 and its goals.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Sharpen their communication and writing abilities.
  • Express themselves creatively through different mediums.
  • Gain recognition for their talent and innovation.

This is a golden opportunity for CBSE students to showcase their abilities and contribute to shaping the future of education in India!

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