Winners of the photo competition organised by AP Information and Public Relations Department in October last year in connection with the International Biodiversity Conference at Hyderabad have on Tuesday demanded immediate release of the cash prize money. They said the government has to release about Rs. 10 lakh as prize money.

“Many of us have contacted the I&PR Department, but there is no clarity on why there is a delay in awarding the prizes,” said P. Sampath Kumarwho won the first prize of Rs. 25,000 in Human Beings and Environment category.