NGO explores 'What Makes News'

MUMBAI: SAUVvuex Foundation, an NGO recently held an all India cartoon contest titled 'What Makes News'.

A panel of judges comprising Barkha Dutt of NDTV, Rajinder Dhodapkar of Dainik Hindustan, Delhi and Uday Sahay of Prasar Bharati adjudged the 53 entries received. The first prize was shared jointly by Zamar Jalil (Patna) and Irfan Anwar (Patna), whereas the second prize and the third prize went to Vikram Kumar Nayak (Delhi) and Manu Sharma (Delhi) respectively.

The contest was an attempt to bring about a network of cartoonists in the country, by creating a website by the Foundation.

Entries were received from Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajsthan, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Among those who participated were teacheres, journalists, artists, Government and PSU job- holders, besides cartoonists, whose ages ranged from 15 to 52.

The first, second and third prize amounts of Rs 10000, Rs 7000 and Rs 5000 respectively will be given away on 12 July in New Delhi, according to an official release, during a seminar titled 'What Makes News'. Key speakers at the seminar include Chandan Mitra, Vir Sanghvi, Mrinal Pandey, Suhel Seth, Rajdeep Sardesai and Alka Saxena.

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