Kottayam: The online registration process for Kerala’s biggest sporting honor - the Malayala Manorama-Santa Monica Tours and Travels Sports Club Award 2017 - will close on February 27.
The award intends to honor the contributions of clubs and academies to the state’s sports sector during the past one year.
Any registered sports academy/club active in the field of sports in any discipline is eligible to apply.
Clubs/academies that are under direct control of central or state governments or those function on government grants are not eligible to apply.
How to apply
Log on to www.manoramaonline.com and click on the award banner on top of the homepage. Registration can be done through the Manoramaonline mobile application as well. Entering www.manoramaonline.com/sportsclub in the address bar will also take you directly to the registration section.
The application should contain all the vital information regarding the club/academy, the registration number, details of major sports, non-sports activities undertaken in the past one year, and achievements in the field.
An expert committee, comprising eminent persons in the field of sports, will shortlist six clubs/academies, after a detailed assessment of applications. The panel members will visit each of the shortlisted club and carry out a thorough appraisal.
The best club 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.
Member strength and lack of experience or major achievements are not impediments to applying for the Manorama Sports Club 2017 award. Contributions to the development of sports in the area of operation is the only thing that matters.
For details, call 9846061306 (between 10 am and 4 pm).