The Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. is accepting entries to the 67th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. This year’s competition will also accept submissions to the Novel and Nobela categories, which are offered only every two years.
The categories for this year are as follows:
• Novel and Nobela
• English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play;
• Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tulang Para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, and Dulang Pampelikula;
• Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Ilokano.
The Kabataan Division is also accepting submissions from young writers 18 years old and below for themes “How can the youth contribute to building interest in Philippine culture and literature?” (Kabataan Essay) and “Paano makaaambag ang mga kabataan sa pagsulong ng interes sa kultura at panitikang Pilipino?” (Kabataan Sanaysay).
The deadline of submission is on April 30, 2017. The contest is open to all Filipino or former Filipino citizens of all ages, except current directors, officers, and employees of the Palanca Foundation. Only one entry per category is allowed.
Winners of the 67th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature will be awarded on September 1, 2017.
The Palanca Awards, established in 1950 in honor of businessman and philanthropist Don Carlos Palanca Sr., aims to continue developing Philippine literature by providing incentives to writers and serve as a repository of literary treasures for future generations.
Official contest rules and forms may be downloaded from Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards or may be physically obtained from the Palanca Foundation offices at Unit 603, 6th Floor Park Trade Centre Bldg., 1716 Investment Drive, Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City or at Unit 3G, OPL Bldg., 100 C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City,
For inquiries, interested participants may contact the CPMA Administrator Ms. Leslie Layoso through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +63 2 511-0003 / +639108878552.
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