Kottayam: The selection process for the Kerala’s biggest sports awards will be set in motion on Tuesday. The Malayala Manorama-Santa Monica Tours and Travels Sports Awards will recognize and celebrate the achievements of outstanding sportspersons and sports clubs/academies from all across the state.
The initiative also intends to promote excellence among young prospects and fuel their desire to achieve great success in the realm of sports to make the country proud.
The six awards in two categories – the Manorama Sports Star 2017 and the Manorama Sports Club 2017 – will be determined through public voting, conducted jointly by Malayala Manorama daily, Manorama News channel, and Manoramaonline.
While the Manorama Sports Star 2017 will identify and honor the achievements of individuals, the Manorama Sports Club 2017 will acknowledge the efforts of clubs and academies that unearth latent talents and hone their skills at grassroots levels and help them grow into world beaters.
Manorama Sports Club 2017
Clubs and academies can now register via Manoramaonline and submit entries.
Based on the information provided by clubs and academies, an expert panel appointed by Malayala Manorama will select six clubs as the winners of the first phase.
The panel will visit each of the shortlisted club and assess their performance.
Based on their past records and contributions to the sports industry during the period under review, the expert committee will select three winners in the category. The decision of the selection committee, comprising eminent persons from the field of sports, will be final.
The first prize winner will be given away the Manorama Sports Club 2017 award 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.
The online registration process will close on February 27.
Manorama Sports Star 2017
Five sportspersons have been shortlisted by an expert panel for the prestigious award, which is now open for online public voting. The guidelines for the voting process will be announced on Wednesday.
The SMS and online voting will be done in two phases.
The sportsperson with maximum number of votes will receive the Manorama Sports Star 2017 award and a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh.
The second and third prize winners will be awarded trophies and a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1 lakh, respectively.
As many as 10 lucky persons who take part in the selection process will be given Rs 10,000 each.
Terms and conditions
Sports clubs and academies in Kerala recognized by the state government or affiliated with any government organizations can submit entries along with their registration number.
Clubs or academies that are under direct control of central or state governments or those function on government grants are not eligible to apply. In choosing the recipients for awards, regard will specifically be given to the nominees’ achievements in 2017.
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 programs for youngsters conducted by them during the period will also be taken into consideration.
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