Entries are pouring in at The Hindu Kozhikode office for the Kozhikode edition of The Hindu Metroplus Pookkalam contest as the D-day is nearing.

The competition, being held at the Sri Gujarati Vidyalaya Association Hall at Beach Road on September 14, is the greatest catch of the season with its Rs. 20,000 prize money for the winning team.

The attractive package is extended to the runners up, who get Rs.12,500 and Rs.7,500 respectively, as well as the best traditionally dressed male and female participants.

Besides, there are consolation prizes worth Rs.1,500 for ten teams and every team will get Rs.750 towards flower expenses.

The teams of five should have at least three female participants, one of whom will be the team leader.

The pookkalam shall not exceed the size of 5 feet diameter. It should have a minimum area of 19 square feet and a maximum of 25 square feet.

Teams interested in participating shall register in advance and shall report at the venue by 8.30 a.m. for the contest. For registration contact 9847200442 or 0495-2762201 or 2762202.

The title sponsor of the programme is Parle while State Bank of Travancore and Kerafed are the Associate Sponsors. The gift sponsors are Focus Shirts, Happy, Baby Care, Tierra Foods and Vismay Sarees.

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