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Kuwait, Apr 7: The results of its third successive literary competitions have been announced by

The resuts are as follows:

Short Story-writing Competition

Kevin D'Mello, Melwin Pinto Neerude, Catherine Rodrigues

1. Kevin D'Mello, Karkala (First prize - Rs.5000) - Story: 'Chandda Ani Garbh'
2. Melvin Pinto, Neerude (Second prize - Rs.3000) - Story: 'Divodd'
3. Catheriine Rodrigues, Kattpady (Third prize - Rs.2000) - Story: 'Ek Fodd Dukramaas'

Consolation Prizes [Rs.1000 worth books and certificate]

1. Dr.Edward Nazreth (Story: 'Komal')
2. Nandini (Story: 'Bhalo')
3. HM (Story: 'Beeg Ani Bigaad')

Panel of judges: Edwin J F DSouza, Sijyes Taccode, Clarence Pinto Kaikamba, Stan Ageira, Valley Quadras

Poetry-writing Competition

1. Lloyd Rego (First prize - Rs.5000) Poem: 'Deshache Kantinth'
2. HM (Second prize - Rs.3000) Poem: 'Sumangallecho Svagat'
3. Melvin Pinto Neerude (Third prize - Rs.2000) Poem: 'Naach'

Consolation Prizes (Rs.1000 worth books and certificate)

*  Wilson Kateel (Poem: 'Attevitte')
**  Antony Barkur (Poem: 'Kaatt Tuttcho Vell')
*** Richie Pereira (Poem: 'Sahitiche Sankashtt') and Melita Pinto (Poem: 'Kavithechem Svapann')

Pannel of judges:  Ancy Paladka, Melvyn Rodrigues, Andrew L Dcunha, Melvin J Vas and Valley Quadras

Article Writing Competition (Topic: Konkani Publications and books) - [Due to insufficient entries, this category has been cancelled for this year]

Consolation Prizes (Rs.1000 worth books and certificate)

*  Dr Edward Nazareth
**  Luvi Pereira, Mandya
*** Prasann Niddodi

The prize-winning literary work will be publsihed on and in the forthcoming Mithr Daaiz Special issue in May 2007. For complete details and the winners of previous year's competitions, you may kindly visit The prizes will be given to the winners during Daaiz Literary Workshop which will be conducted at Moodbidri on the September 16, 2007.


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