Deadline for Coir Kerala competition entries extended
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 29 : The last date of submission of entries for photography and essay writing competitions, and registrations for the skill contests for coir workers being held as part of Coir Kerala 2013 has been extended to January 31. Photography enthusiasts have two more days to send submissions for the competition whose theme this year is 'The Unseen Aspects of Coir'
High-resolution photographs sized 18 in X 12 in should be submitted, along with a caption and the photographer's name and address
The first, second and third place winners will get cash prizes of Rs 10,000, Rs 7,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively
Essay writing competitions in English and Malayalam languages are on the subject 'Product Diversification and Technology Upgradation in the Coir Sector'
The essay competition in Malayalam will be open to all and in English to college students only. Submissions should be no more than five pages (2,500 words) long
Cash awards of Rs 10,000, Rs 7,000 and Rs 5,000 will be given to first, second and third prize winners in each language category
Entries for the essay and photography competitions should reach the District Project Office (Coir), Coir Corporation Building, Alappuzha -1, by January 31, 2013
A number of skill contests and cultural competitions for coir workers will also be organised between February 1 and 5 on the sidelines of the event, informed Dr Anil K R, Director of the National Coir Research and Management Institute (NCRMI), Coir Kerala Publicity Committee Chairman K R Rajendra Prasad and Convenor P V Saseendran
Rope making (by hand) contests will be held in Tharamoodu CDCS 817, Uzhuva, for 'Vaikom Coir' and in Chingoli CDCS 695 for 'Arattupuzha Coir', while the competition for rope braiding using machines will be held at the Coir Corporation Kanichukulangara unit in Alappuzha. Winners in each category will get Rs 5,000 as the first prize, Rs 3,000 as the second prize and Rs 2,000 as the third prize. Cultural competitions will include group song (five minutes, 5-7 participants), solo song, Thiruvathirakkali (10 minutes, groups of 7-10 participants) and folk song (5 minutes). Cash awards of Rs 5,000, Rs 3,000 and Rs 2,000 will be given to first, second and third prize winners in each of the categories