Goonj Kicks off with Pentastic


The 2016 edition of the annual fest of UIET – Goonj is just around the corner. But the people in the tricity don’t have to wait for March to catch the excitement.

MagBoard ,the magazine board of UIET, has a plethora of literary events for this edition of Goonj. Kicking them off is Pentastic 2.0. Pentastic, a creative writing competition, accepted poetry, fiction and non-fiction last year from all over the city. It was a massive success with submissions numbering over a century. The winners were awarded with prizes and gift certificates. This year it is back with even higher stakes and better prizes. More than just the prizes it aims to inspire people to write, to pour out their heart on the piece of paper or their laptop or smartphone screen.

The official description of the competition is below.

To write means more than putting pretty words on a page, the act of writing is to share a part of your soul with the world.

Goonj’16 and Magboard, UIET call out to all the budding writers out there to showcase their talent in a pre-event of the annual cultural fest of University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University.
Pentastic 2.0, the second edition of MagBoard’screative writing competition, invites entries from all those who have a thing with words and using them to express their flow of thoughts. Be it a poem, a short story, or an article on any topic of your choice- send it to us and win exciting prizes!

1. Only one entry is allowed per participant.
2. It should be an original piece of writing.
3. The word Limit is 1500 words.
4. Write ups only in English, Hindi or Punjabi will be accepted.
5. Entries are to be mailed at

For queries, contact
Nidhi Dhiman (8194896496)
Rishika Saini (9988400442)

About The Author

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Himanshu Goel (UIET, PU)

Himanshu Goel is a 20 year old engineering student in Punjab University, India. He is featured in, Flash fiction magazine, a long story short, beam me up podcast and Polychrome Ink and forthcoming in The Singularity and Flash Fiction Press. You can usually find him at a McDonald or a football field in Chandigarh. Instagram – lighthouse_magician




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