The 61st Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards), the country’s most prestigious and longest-running literary contest, reminds contestants that the deadline for the submission of entries is midnight of April 30, 2011.
Each contestant may submit only one entry under the following categories: English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play; Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tulang Pambata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, and Dulang Pampelikula; Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon and Short Story-Iluko.
This year, the Palanca Awards is also accepting entries for the Novel category, which is open every three years, in both English and Filipino divisions.
In the Kabataan Division, Palanca Awards’ special division for young writers below 18 years old, this year’s theme for Kabataan Essay is “What is the most valuable lesson I learned from the Internet?” for the English category and “Ano ang pinakamahalagang aral ang aking natutunan mula sa Internet?” for the Filipino category.
The contest is open to all Filipino (or former Filipino) citizens, except current officers and employees of its organizing body, the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. Contest rules and official entry forms are available at Palanca Awards’ official website, www.palancaawards.com.ph.
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 cpawards(AT)palancaawards.com.ph.
Winners will be announced on September 1, 2011.
For further information, you may email cpawards(AT)palancaawards.com.ph or call telephone number (02) 856-0808.