'Kudumbashree Oru Nerchithram' Photography Awards distributed Updated On 2018-02-16
The prizes for the winners of 'Kudumbashree Oru Nerchithram’ Photography Competition 2017 was distributed by Dr. K.T Jaleel, Minister, Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala at the function held at Animation Centre, Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram on 16 February 2018. Shri.G.Shivaprasad, Photographer, Mathrubhumi Kottayam unit had bagged the first prize. The beauty of the unity of Kudumbashree women was well captured in Sivaprasad's click. The Award prize, Rs 20,000 and certificate was given to him.
Shri.Sudharmadas, Photographer, KeralaKaumudi Kochi unit came second and Shri. Shaju. V. Karat from Malappuram came in the third place. The second prize and third prize was Rs 10,000 and Rs 5000 respectively. Sudharmadas captured the reflection of the hardwork of Kudumbashree women creatively. Photograph of a Kudumbashree woman digging well for drinking water with the caption 'Onto the depths for livelihood' made Shaju's photograph selected in the competition. The certificates and the award money were given to them.
The photographs submitted by Smt. Beena Paul, Smt. Nithya Sibin, Shri. Sajan. V. Nambiar, Shri. K. Surendran, Shri. Arun Kumar. C, Shri. C.R Gireesh Kumar, Shri. Printo Popz, Shri. Ashwin. P, Shri. Sunil Punarka and Shri. Saju Naduvil were selected for consolation prizes. Rs 1000 each and certificates were distributed to each of them as well.
Shri. Alagappan, renowned cinematographer was the Jury Chairman who selected the winners. Shri. Pramod, Photographer, Deshabhimani, Smt.Nisha. Director, Kudumbashree Mission and Smt. Jayanthi Narendranath, Public Relations Officer, Kudumbashree Mission were the other Jury members.
Kudumbashree Mission which envisions at eradicating poverty through women in Kerala had successfully completed 19 revolutionary years, conducted the photography competition for motivating the aspiring photographers and to propagate the activities of Kudumbashree Mission through photographs. The contestants were directed to submit photographs that reflect the various activities of Kudumbashree Mission. The competition was conducted from 1 November 2017- 15 December 2017.
Apart from the awards, free subscription of Kudumbashree Magazine will be given to selected 50 people. More details of the competition is published in the website www.kudumbashree.org