Sálim Ali Trophy Nature Competitions

Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), has been conducting the Salim Ali Trophy Nature Competitions for more than two decades. Over the period of last two decades, this event has captured the imagination of schools of Coimbatore and nearby districts. Every year two to three thousand students from 50-80 schools participate in various categories of competitions such as elocution, essay writing, poetry writing, story writing (both in English and Tamil), painting and pencil drawing and nature quiz. One unique competition in this event is the bird watching or spot the bird competition to identify the young bird watcher of the year. Uniqueness of this competition is that the topics will be given only on the spot to test the spontaneity, the real knowledge and skill of the student as opposed to the trained / or prepared competitions. First three positions in each of the competition will fetch points for the school and the school with highest point will become the Champion of the year.
Following schools are the winners of Salim Ali Trophy in the previdous years.

  1. Chinmaya Vidyalaya Matriculation. Higher Secondary School School, Coimbatore

  2. G.R.G. Matriculation. Higher Secondary School. Peelamedu, Coimbatore

  3. G.K.D. Matriculation. Higher Secondary School School, Peiyanaikeen Palayam, Coimbatore

  4. S.B.O.A. Matriculation. Higher Secondary School Coimbatore (4 Years)

  5. Kadri Mills Higher Secondary School School, Ondiputhur

  6. Kongu Vellalar Matriculation. Higher Secondary School School, Karumathampatti (4 Years in two series).

  7. G.D. Matriculation. Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore ( 6 years in two series)