K.P. Jessy, a student of Vimala College, Thrissur, has won the first prize in the Vaikom Muhammed Basheer Memorial Kalalaya Katha Competition 2010. K.S. Binu, Department of Marine Biology, School of Marine Science,

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi; and K. Nithya, B.Sc. Maths (final year), Mercy College, Palakkad, secured the second and third places respectively.

The Department of Printing and Publishing, Mahatma Gandhi University organised the competition. The winners of the first three places will be awarded Rs.3,000, Rs.2,000 and Rs.1,000 respectively.