Staff Reporter

Contest for schools and colleges announced

CHENNAI: Students who love to research on novel ideas now have a chance to prove their prowess. With the Coastal Cleanup Day closing in, students in schools and colleges can take up the challenge of cleaning a stretch of Marina shore using an innovative method.

South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme – a United Nations Environment Programme, Indian Coast Guard, National Institute of Ocean Technology and Loyola College are jointly organising a contest for school and college students to create awareness on the coastal conservation.

Students can either participate individually or in teams of 15 to 20 persons representing their school/college with the consent of the institution’s head in writing. Every team will be assigned a stretch of shore on Marina for coastal cleanup. The event will be held on September 16.

The three best models will be awarded with cash prizes. A briefing on the contest will be given at Loyola College on September 14 at 1.30 p.m.

Teams may apply in a prescribed format available with D. Sudarsanam, programme convenor, Loyola College, on or before September 7. Online registration can be done at

Several other contests have also been organised in association with the Coastal Cleanup Day starting with a quiz contest for school students on August 26. On the following days, events such as poster contest for college students, street play and biodiversity conservation fest will be held. Prior registration is necessary to participate in these contests.

Contact 9884407195/ 66783422.