Carlos Palanca Year 2007 Contest Rules and Forms

Calling all writers: The Carlos Palanca Foundation is now accepting entries for the 57th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.

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You may download the Official Entry Form, Authorization Form, and Year 2007 CPMA Rules here:

The zip file contains the Official Entry Form, the Authorization Form, as well as the contest rules.

Deadline: midnight of April 30, 2007

1. The contest is open from 15 January 2007 to 30 April 2007. 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. (the Sponsor).

a. There are three (3) divisions in the awards:

* English
* Filipino
* Regional Languages (Hiligaynon, Iluko, Cebuano)

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

c. The contest has seven (7) regular categories namely:

c.1. Short Story
c.2. Short Story for Children
c.3. Essay
c.4. Poetry
c.5. One-act Play
c.6. Full-length Play
c.7. Screenplay

d. The Kabataan Essay is a special category open to persons below 18 years of age.

e. The Screenplay category is open only in the Filipino division.

f. The Regional Languages Division is open only in the Short Story category.

g. Other than the limitations specified in items 2.e. and 2.f. above, the other categories are open both in the English and Filipino

3. Authors may submit only one (1) entry per category.

(This is just an excerpt of the rules.)

Prizes range from P3,000 to P27,000 so if you're a writer, be sure to beat the April 30, 2007 deadline.

Good luck to all aspirants of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature!

[ First posted on 04/10/2007 by Manuel Viloria ]

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