Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The number of persons winning gold as prize has exceed 1,000 with the completion of the third draw of the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival, an official press note said here on Wednesday.

The prize (gold) would be distributed through a designated branch of the Federal Bank in each district. The festival call centre would contact the winners and collect their details.

An intimation letter and an application form would be sent to the winners after that. The application form is also available on the festival website. The filled-in form should be submitted along with the original coupon and bill at the bank.

The branches of the Federal bank would start distributing prizes on January 1. The winners can stake claim till February 28. The applications received after that would not be considered.

The original prize coupon, the bill issued by the shop, identity documents, and application form are needed to claim the prize. In case of minors, the guardian should submit the application form. He should also produce document for proving guardianship.

A Rs.50 stamp paper should be used in case of authorisation. The result of the draws would be available on www.grandkeralashopping festival.com. A special cell had started functioning in the festival office. The telephone number is 0471-256 0441. The winners may contact this number for clarifications.