Friday, April 30, 2010

Palanca’s 60th

The Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards) is now on its 60th year, categories include: English Division-Short story, Short story for children, Essay, Poetry, One-act Play, Full-length Play; Filipino Division-Maikling Kwento, Maikling kwentong pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Dulang may Isang yugto, and Dulang Pampelikula; and Regional Languages Division-Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Iluko. New categories are Poetry Written for Children in the English Division and Tulang Isinulat Para sa mga Bata in Filipino Division.

Contestants, who have submitted the articles on April 10 deadline, submitted a maximum of one entry per category depending on their personal choice.

Palanca Awards is well-known all over the country for its aim to help develop Philippine Literature by providing incentives for writers to craft their most outstanding literary works and to be a treasury of the Philippine’s literary gems from our gifted writers and to assist in its eventual dissemination to our people, particularly the students.

On the other hand, in the Kabataan Division, a special division for young writers below 18 years old, the Essay theme in the English category is “What is in the environment that I can protect?” and in Filipino category, “Ano sa kalikasan ang aking kayang pangalagaan?”

The literary 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

The Foundation’s office is located at 6/F, One World Square Bldg., 10 Upper Mckinley Road, Mckinley Hill Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Call 8560808; email;
Winners will be announced on Sept. 1, 2010.


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