The carlos palanca memorial awards for Literature (Palanca Awards), Philippines’ longest-running literary contest, is reaching out anew to all writers looking to showcase their literary genius.
Now on its 66th year, its organizer and sponsor, the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. (Palanca Foundation), announced that it is now accepting entries for the Awards’ categories namely: 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); and Regional Languages Division (Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Ilokano).
Likewise, the Kabataan Division, a special division dedicated solely for young writers 17 years old and below is also now open for entries with the following theme: “How do social media affect the formation of self-identity in the youth?” for Kabataan Essay and “Paano makaaapekto ang ‘social media’ sa paghubog ng sariling pagkakakilanlan sa mga kabataan?” for Kabataan Sanaysay category.
The Novel and Nobela categories will not be opened this year since these are only open every two years.
Contestants may submit only one entry per category. Published/produced works which were first published or first produced between May 1, 2015 and April 30 of this year and/or unpublished or unproduced works may be entered in the contest.
Participants are encouraged to submit their entries ahead of the deadline, which is on April 30, 2016.
The Palanca Awards is open to all Filipino citizens, or former Filipino citizens, of all ages except current officers and employees of Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc.
Official contest rules and forms are available at 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, or may be downloaded from the CPMA website at www.palancaawards.com.ph.
For inquiries and other concerns, contact CPMA Administrator Leslie Layoso at email@example.com or at 511-0003 or 0925-3887103.