Poetry rendition contest organised by Soundarya Educational Trust and Motivational Strips, the world’s most active writers forum, grabs attention in social media, mass media. The contest was the first of its kind in the world of literature. Budding poets rendered their poems with full zest and zeal. The announcement of judges and criteria of judgement were made clear to the public by the founder,Shiju H Pallithazheth,to maintain transparency in evaluation procedure. An attractive and fabulous surprise was revealed , the top scorer of the contest will receive a prize amount of 30 thousand INR (US Dollars 400). The amount would be dispersed by the founder of Motivational Strips Shiju H. Pallithazheth from the royalty of his debut best seller book ‘Katashi Tales’. Also Author Shiju assured that the six top winners would be getting in addition to the award, a copy of best selling young adult fiction ‘Katashi Tales’ each. All the rest of participants would be receiving participation certificates endorsed by Motivational Strips and Soundarya Educational Trust.
The evaluation of the contestants would be governed by a five member global jury covering West to Far East countries. The chief jury comprises of Author Mary Lynn Luiz from USA, Author Penny Wobbly from United Kingdom, Author Dr Raja Rajeswari Seetha Raman from Malaysia. The Deputy Jury members chosen are Author Nivedita Roy from Bahrain and Author Samuella Conteh from Sierra Leone.
The contestants would be evaluated with a total of 100 marks where the Chief Jury members decide marks from 0-60, Deputy Jury members from 0-20 and 10 marks from public opinion on the contestant’s work. The Founder and President of Motivational Strips Shiju H Pallithazheth and its Forum Director Sabrina Bryant will handle 5 marks each for every contestant. The announcement was made by the Founder of Motivational Strips on Saturday evening through a live broadcast.
Sreekala P Vijayan, Convener for Grow the Buds contest has stated that the evaluation process has aggressive integrity elements attached to it. CEO of Soundarya Educational Trust, Mr Keerthan Kumar was happy with the incredible response received from worldwide contestants. The Founder of Motivational Strips Shiju H Pallithazheth opined that the extensive evaluation process was devised to make sure that each contribution of the contestants are given its micro consideration before a final verdict is reached. The semi final results is expected to be announced during mid December.