Nominations invited for Manorama Sports Club Award 2023

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Kottayam: The selection process for Kerala's biggest sporting honour - the Manorama Sports Club Award - instituted by Malayala Manorama in association with Santa Monica Study Abroad, has got off the ground. 

With a total prize of Rs 6 lakh, the Manorama Sports Club Award 2023 intends to honor the contributions of clubs and academies to the state's sports sector during 2023.

The first-prize winner will be given away the Manorama Sports Club Award 2023 and a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh. The second and third place winners will be awarded trophies and a purse of Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1 lakh respectively. All clubs that enter the final phase of the contest will also be honoured.

Sports clubs and academies in Kerala recognised by the state government or affiliated with any government organizations can submit entries along with their registration number. In choosing the recipients for awards, regard will specifically be given to the nominees' achievements in 2023.

The application should contain all the vital information regarding the club/academy. Names of office-bearers and the registration number should be mentioned. The track record of the applicants, their contributions to the development of sports in the area of operation, conduct of events at local level, participation in non-sporting activities, and training programmes for youngsters conducted by them during the period will be taken into consideration. 

If the club/academy has produced district, state or national-level sportspersons, it can be mentioned. Photographs can also be included. There is no specific application form.

Clubs or academies that are under direct control of central or state governments or those that function on government grants are not eligible to apply.

Based on the information provided by the applicants, six clubs will be shortlisted by an expert panel appointed by Malayala Manorama.

The panel will visit each of the six shortlisted clubs and evaluate their performance. After a detailed assessment of their past records and contributions to the sports sector during 2023, the expert committee will select three winners in the category. The decision of the selection committee, comprising prominent sports personalities, will be final.

Entries should be sent to: Sports Club Award, Sports Desk, Malayala Manorama, PB No: 26, Kottayam - 686 001
Entries can also submitted via email
The last date for filing the application is March 15, 2024. 
For clarifications, call 98460 61306 (between 10 am to 1pm).

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