Friday, August 17, 2012


The Hindu MetroPlus Pookkalam Contest 2012 is on August 25 at Symphony Hall, Abad Nucleus Mall, Maradu,Kochi from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Teams should register in
Contact: 2301653 or Registration fee is Rs.100, which will be refunded after the contest.

The event is sponsored by Parle and Lewis Berger. The banking partner is Bank of Baroda and venue partner is
Abad Nucleus Mall. TTK Prestige is the gift sponsor.

The first three winners will receive cash prizes of Rs.20,000, Rs.12,500, and Rs.7,500 respectively.
Consolation prizes of Rs.1,500 will be given to 10 teams.
All teams will be given Rs.750 as reimbursement for the cost of flowers.

• All the members should be above 15 years of age. Each institution can send a maximum of three teams. Only 50
teams will be allowed for the contest on a first-come firstserved basis. Each team should have five members, including the team captain, of which at least three should be women.
• The pookkalam should be prepared within two-and-a-half hours, which include the time for drawing and flower arrangement.
• The pookkalam can be a circle or a square but the diameter/length and breadth should not exceed five feet. It should have a minimum area of 19 sq.ft. and a maximum of 25 sq.ft.
• Only natural flowers and leaves should be used.
• The registered teams should report at the information counter at the venue at 8.30 a.m. for allotment of number and space in the hall.
• Harmony of colour and shapes and neatness of the pookkalam will be the prime factors considered for judgment. The judgment of the jury will be final.
• Family members of the staff of The Hindu and the sponsors are not allowed to participate.
• The teams that do not follow the above set of rules will be disqualified.
• The Hindu reserves the right to select the teams for the event.

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