Friday, February 27, 2009

palanca 2009

In a nutshell, then.

The 59th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature is open beginning March 1.

Each contestant may submit only one entry per category in the following:

English Division (Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, Full-length Play)

Filipino Division (Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tulang Isinulat Para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, and Dulang Pampelikula)

Regional Languages Division (Short Story in Cebuano, Short Story in Hiligaynon and Short Story in Iluko).

New categories this year are Poetry Written for Children in the English Division and Tulang Isinulat Para sa mga Bata in the Filipino division. Entries must consist of a collection of at least 10 but not more than 15 poems. It may deal with any subject and must be comprehensible within the grade-school reading level of children ages 6-12, but accessible in its oral form by younger children.

Contest rules and official entry forms are available at the Palanca Awards' official website. For further information, call 856-0808.

Entries with complete requirements may be submitted to the Foundation's office at the 6th Floor, One World Square Bldg., 10 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Hill Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City or may also be entered online through the Palanca Awards website or sent through email at

Deadline of submission of entries for this year's awards is midnight of 30 April 2009.

Winners will be announced on 1 September 2009.

(thanks, Ian)

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