Food Writing Contest

Monday, June 22, 2009 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

If you are you a foodie writer, then you should submit an entry to the 7th Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Contest. Write about a traditional Filipino cookie (biskwit) that has existed for at least 50 years. Winning entries get to take home an assortment of gift certificates from bookstores, publishing houses and restaurants and will be published in various magazines and newspapers.

Contest Mechanics:
  1. Theme: Biskwit - traditional cookies that have been part of Philippine cuisine, nationally or locally, for at least 50 years
  2. Essay Guidelines
    • 4,500 to 5,000 characters (800 words)
    • 2 pages, double-spaced on short bond paper
    • 1 printed and 1 digital copy of the essay (Word (doc.) or rich text file (rtf) on a CD)
  3. Judging Criteria
    • 50% Content
    • 30% Research
    • 20% Style
  4. Submit your essays inside an envelope with your name, pen name, addresses/landlines (residential, business, school whichever are applicable; for the latter specify grade level, course), email address, cellphone and FAX numbers to
    • DOREEN GAMBOA FERNANDEZ FOOD WRITING AWARD 2009
      IWFS mANILA lADIES bRANCH AWARDS COMMITTEE
      PRISM, 5th floor, PDAF Bldg.,
      Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City 1200
  5. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: Deadlines of submissions is August 31, 2009 (5pm)

Contest Prize:

  • Gift certificates from bookstores, publishing houses and restaurants
  • Magazine subscriptions
  • Publication of winning entries in newspapers and magazines

Upside:
  • FREE to do
  • Maximum of 2 entries but should be with different pen name
Downside:
  • Submissions become the property of Manila Ladies Branch of the International Wine & Food Society
  • No online submission
For more information, log on to ncca.gov.ph or contact Ms. Girlie Canlas at 890-9666 or dgfawards@yahoo.com.ph.

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