Edasseri Memorial Award
The award was set up in 1982. The award jury selects
a literary work for the award. Each year a separate branch of literature, like poetry, novels,
story books, studies, etc., is considered for selection of work. A short-list is prepared after a preliminary scrutiny of the manuscripts
and/or printed books received for consideration, and a three-member jury decides the work for award out of this
short-listed selection. Initially the amount of Award was Rs.2,500 which was enhanced to Rs.3,000 and
then to Rs.5,000 and from 2010 onwards to Rs. 10,000.00. From 2013
onwards the amount has been increased to Rs. 25,000.00.