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Panaji: February 12, 2020

Magha 23, 1941


The Goa State Wetland Authority (GSWA), Saligao had announced various competitions on the occasion of World Wetland Day. The last for submission of entries for competitions viz. Essay writing, Poster making and Photography Competition is extended till February 29, 2020. The Essay Competition will be held in 3 age groups: Group I: 10-15years in which Essay should not exceed 250 words, Group II: 16-24 years in which Essay should not exceed 500 words and Group III: 25 years and above Essay in which the essay should not exceed 1500 words. The essay can be written in English, Marathi, Konkani or Hindi and should be submitted in PDF format on email id goawetland@gmail.com.

Poster making competition for differently abled individual is organised on the theme – ‘Wetland and Biodiversity’. The Poster should be hand drawn on A1 size paper with 300 GSM thicknesses. Participant can use any colouring material except sketch pens. Posters can be hand delivered on all working days or sent by post to Goa State Wetland Authority’s office, O/o Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) Opp Saligao Seminary, Saligao, Bardez Goa 403511. The poster must include the participant’s Name, Age, Address and contact details behind it.

For Photography competition on the theme Wetland and Biodiversity, the photograph should be clicked between January 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 in the State of Goa only. A high resolution photograph should be submitted without any watermark. Only one entry per person is allowed. Soft copy of the photograph can be emailed to goawetland@gmail.com with brief information about the participant, contact details, date and time of photograph clicked. Photograph should be original, if found plagiarised, it will be disqualified.  GSWA reserves the right to retain all the poster and photograph entries and the same may be used in future with due credit to the artiste/photographer.

The GSWA is also looking forward for success stories of conservation and management of wetlands by local bodies. Success stories can be sent to GSWA’s office along with photo evidence and testimonials.