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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Call for Entries for the 69th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature is Now Accepting Entries

The Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature is one of the most prestigious award giving body that recognizes those with talent for the literary arts. Now on its 69th year, it is now again accepting entries for different genres in both English and Filipino categories. Deadline of submission of entries is on May 31, 2019.

Here are the categories:

- Novel and Nobela

- 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, Tula 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

-Kabataan Division is for young writers below 18 with English and Filipino categories for Informal Essays that 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?" (Sa panahon na laganap ang pagkalat ng maling impormasyon, paano mo matutulungan ang mga tao, lalo na ang kabataan, na hanapin ang katotohanan?"

The literary contest is open to all Filipinos or former Filipino citizens of all ages except current directors, officers, and employees of the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. Authors who wish to join may submit only one (1) entry per category.

Published or produced works which were first published or first produced between June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019 or unpublished/ unproduced works may be entered in the contest. A work which has been awarded a prize in another contest before May 31, 2019 is not qualified for the awards.

All submission must be printed copies. The Carlos Palanca Foundation will NOT accept online or email submissions for all categories.

Official contest rules and forms are available at the Palanca Foundation office, G/F Greenbelt Excelsior Bldg., Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. Participants may also get in-touch with Leslie Layoso or Susan Castillo at or call (02) 843-8277 for more details.


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