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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Palanca Awards for Literature accepts entries

Palanca Awards for Literature accepts entries

THE Carlos Palanca Foundation announces the opening of the 57th
Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. The country's premier
literary awards will accept entries until midnight of April 30.

Palanca Awards for Literature is open to all Filipino citizens and former
Filipino citizens. The competition includes the following
categories: short story, short story for children, essay, poetry,
one-act play, and Full-length play in the Filipino and English
divisions; screenplay in Filipino division; and short story in
Cebuano, Hiligaynon and Iluko regional languages.

This year's theme for the Kabataan Essay is The Filipino Value I
Would Like to Share with the World for the English division; and Ang
Kaugaliang Pilipino na Nais Kong Ibahagi sa Mundo for the Filipino
division. This is a special category open to persons below 18 years

Established in 1950, one of the objectives of the Palanca Awards for Literature
is to serve as an incentive for Filipino writers to hone their skills
in creating outstanding literary works. It is noteworthy that more
and more first-time entrants are winning in the contest.

National Artist for Literature Edith Tiempo noted that writers
should take full advantage of the annual literary competition to
hone their craft.

Entries for the Palanca Awards for Literature may be submitted in person, or
sent by mail or courier service to the Carlos Palanca Foundation,
6th Floor, CPJ bldg., 105 C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati
City. Entries may also be submitted through e-mail in rich text
format or in Microsoft word document as an attachment, together with
the author's resume, official entry form and original copy of the
notarized authorization form.

Complete contest rules and official entry forms of the Palanca Awards
for Literature 2007 may be obtained from the Carlos Palanca Foundation office or via e-mail to or

For inquiries on Palanca Awards for Literature 2007, call
818 3681 local 31.

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