Festival and Events

Click a Banana & win Rs 10k!

The state capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, is all ready for the five day National Banan Festival 2018. The event, which is scheduled to be held from February 17 to 21, 2018, will be held at the Vellayani Grounds in Kalliyoor Grama Panchayat.

Thiruvananthapuram-based Centre for Innovation in Science & Social Action (CISSA) is organising NBF 2018. A photography contest will also be held as part of the festival. The competition is open to amateurs as well as professionals. Photographs that are submitted for the competition should have ‘banana’ as the focal theme. Photographs can be of different varieties of bananas in India, farmers and their farms, by-products, value added products, tissue culture, bio- diversity, multiple crops and so on. Each entrant may submit a maximum of ten color or black & white images in DVD or print format. The photographs sent for the competition should be of 12 x 18 inches in size and 1400 – 1600 pixels. With a maximum file size of 3MB, the images should be in JPEG and RGB color format. With modifications limited to minor retouching, color correction and sharpening, participants are expected to send the original images without much alteration. Each entry should bear the name and address of the entrant, title and serial number as entered in the entry form along with the DVD.

The first prize winner will be rewarded with Rs 10,000. The 2nd and 3rd prizes are Rs 7000 and Rs 5000 respectively. The last date for the submission of  photographs is 10th February. The jury will evaluate the photographs and judge them on February 13th and the participants will be notified on 15th February. The photographs will be exhibited at the National Banana Festival venue during the fest.