The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the Philippines' longest-running literary competition, aims to help develop Philippine literature by providing incentives for writers to craft their most outstanding literary works, serving as a treasury of Philippine literary gems, and assisting in the dissemination of Philippine literature to the public.
Writers may now submit their entries for this year's competition, in categories including:
English Division - Short Story for Children
English Division - Poetry for Children
Filipino Division - Maikling Kuwentong Pambata
Filipino Division - Tulang Pambata
English Kabataan Division (writers below 18 years old) - Kabataan Essay: “In the advent of e-books, do I still consider printed books to be an important part of education?”
Filipino Kabataan Division (writers below 18 years old) - Kabataan Sanaysay: “Sa paglaganap ng e-books, maituturing ko pa bang mahalagang bahagi ng edukasyon ang mga nakalimbag na aklat?”
The competition is open to all Filipino citizens and former Filipino citizens. Each writer may submit one entry per category and the deadline for submissions is midnight, April 30. Competition rules and official entry forms are available here.
Winners will be announced on September 1.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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