UNTIL MAY 31 | 69th Palanca Awards now accepts entries

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APRIL 16, 2019 – The Carlos Palanca Foundation Inc. is now accepting entries to its 69th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.

The longest-running and most prestigious literary contest in the country announced its call for submissions to the following categories:

● Novel and Nobela categories

● 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;

● Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Ilokano.

The special Kabataan Division for writers below 18 years old is also now open for English and Filipino personal essays, which answer the question: “At a time when spreading of misinformation is getting common, what can you do to help people, especially the youth, search for the truth?”

All Filipino citizens or former Filipino citizens can participate in the contest, except for current officials and employees of the foundation.

Authors may only submit one entry per category until May 31.

For official contest rules and forms, visit the www.palancaawards.com.ph or the Palanca Foundation office in Makati City.