Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Registration on for pookkalam contest

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The registration for the fourth edition of The Hindu-MetroPlus Pookkalam contest to be held at Government Womens College at Vazhuthacaud here on August 21 is progressing.

Fifty teams will be able to take part in the contest on a first-come- first-served basis. Each team can have five members, including the team captain, of which three should be women. All the members should be above 15 years of age.

The teams should register in advance either over the telephone at 0471-2502001 or through e-mail: girishkr@thehindu.co.in. The registration fee of Rs.100 will be refunded after the event.

The contest will be held from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. The pookkalam should be prepared within two-and-a-half hours, including drawing and preparing flower arrangement.

The first three winners will receive cash prizes of Rs.20,000, Rs.12,500 and Rs.7,500 respectively. The fourth, fifth and sixth prize winners will receive an Olympus camera and the next 10 teams will receive consolation prizes of Rs.1,500 a team.

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