June 24, 2024

The Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc., the sponsor and organizer of the 70th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, is reminding aspiring awardees to submit entries before May 31.

This year’s comeback edition of the country’s longest-running and most prestigious literary contest is accepting entries in all of its 22 categories.

The Novel and Nobela include the following categories: English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play; and Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tula Para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, and Dulang Pampelikula.

The Regional Languages Division includes Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Ilokano categories.

The Kabataan Division includes the Kabataan Essay, and Kabataan Sanaysay categories.

The essays have the theme, “Life in the Midst of the Pandemic and Coping in the New Normal” and “Buhay sa Gitna ng Pandemya at Pagharap sa ‘New Normal’.”

Participants may submit only one entry per category. Works which were first published or first produced between June 1, 2021 and May 31 and/or unpublished/unproduced works may be entered in the contest.

For the Novel and Nobela categories, published works which were first published within   two years prior to May 31 and unpublished works may be submitted.

Only unproduced works may be entered in the Dulang Pampelikula category. A work which has been awarded a prize in another contest before midnight of May 31 is not qualified.

Contest rules and official entry forms are available at www.palancaawards.com.ph.

Entries must be submitted online. The Carlos Palanca Foundation will not accept printed submissions.

All winners will be honored in a special online ceremony later this year.

Contact the CPMA office at [email protected] at (632) 8843-8277 or (632) 8478-7996 and look for Leslie Layoso or Susan Castillo. – Press release