Every year Madras Kerala Samajam inviting poems for the Kavitha Award and this year also we invite poems from the non-residents of Kerala. Those who are residing in Kerala is not eligible for this Award because Madras Kerala Samaj encouraging the Pravasi malayalees for their literary works. The poem should not exceed 60 lines and the poems of modern era is expecting for the award. Published poems are not acceptable. The selected writer will inform personally and the award will present in a public function at Madras Kerala Samaj - Dr.C.R.KRISHNAPILLA HALL. The date also will inform them and the poet has to come and receive the award. The award will be a cash award of indian Rs.2501= and a citation. The last date to receive the poems: 31.1.2009. The poems has to send: MADRAS KERALA SAMAJ (Regd.) 903 Poonamallee HighRoad, Chennai 600084 India.