Carlos Palanca Year 2005 Contest Rules

If you want to join the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature this year, you better start writing now.

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UPDATE: CPMA Year 2006 Contest Rules and Forms

I got information via email, through the kindness of Babes Ben of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Foundation.

The Carlos Palanca Foundation is now accepting entries for the 55th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.

Here are some of the Contest Rules:

The contest is open from January 2005 to April 30, 2005. It is open to all Filipino citizens, or former Filipino citizens, of all ages except current officers and employees of the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. (Sponsor).

There are five (5) divisions in the awards: English, Filipino, Hiligaynon, Iluko, Cebuano

A translation of an entry submitted in one (1) division shall not be eligible in any other division.

The contest has ten (10) regular categories namely:

1. Novel
2. Futuristic Fiction (Short Story)
3. Short Story
4. Short Story for Children
5. Essay
6. Poetry
7. One-act Play
8. Full-length Play
9. Teleplay (in Filipino only)
10. Screenplay (in Filipino only)

The Kabataan Essay is a special category open to persons below 18 years of age.
The Hiligaynon, Iluko and Cebuano divisions are open only in the Short Story category.

To view the complete contest rules:

Other files to download:
CPMA 2005 Official Entry Form
CPMA 2005 Authorization Form

For more information, please get in touch with:

Ground Floor, CPJ Building
105 C. Palanca Jr. St.
Legaspi Village
Makati City 1229
Tel. no. 818-36-81 to 85 locals 31 and 24
Fax no. 817-40-45

Happy writing and I hope you win the P30,000 Grand Prize (Novel)!

[For the curious: Carlos Palanca Year 2004 Forms]
[ First posted on 01/25/2005 by Manuel Viloria ]

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