Storywriting Competition

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

Join in CANVAS' 6th Annual Romeo Forbes Children's Storywriting Competition. Stories must be based on your interpretation of the painting by Don Salubayba. One winner will receive P35,000 in CASH. The winning author will also see his/her story rendered and published in a full color children's book.

Painting by Don Salubayba

Contest Requirements:
  • Open to all Filipinos
Contest Mechanics:
  1. There is no particular theme, other than the use of this year’s contest piece by artist Don Salubayba as the inspiration or basis for the entry
  2. Writers may submit only one entry, in English or Filipino, which shall be limited to 1,600 words or less
  3. Entries must not have been previously published, and all entrants must warrant the originality of their submitted entries
  4. Entries must be submitted by email, as a Microsoft Word attachment, to with the subject heading 2010 ROMEO FORBES CHILDREN’S STORYWRITING COMPETITION.
  5. In the body of the email, entrants must provide their name, the title of their entry, mailing and email address, and telephone/cellphone number. Only the story title should appear on all pages of the attached entry
  6. Judging Criteria
    • Originality and Storyline (40%)
    • Imagery (30%)
    • Quality of Writing (20%)
    • X-Factor/Judges’ discretion (10%)
  7. CANVAS shall forward a shortlist of at least five stories with the highest scores to the Artist. The Artist shall then provide comments on any or all the stories, for consideration by the panel of judges
  8. The panel of judges - taking the contest criteria and Artist comments into non-binding consideration - shall collectively choose the winner from the shortlist of stories.
  9. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: Submission Deadline - March 30, 2010 5:00PM

NOTE: "CANVAS sends an acknowledgement for each and every entry that we receive. If you submitted a story, and did not receive an acknowledgement from us within 24 hours, please assume that your story was not received and kindly resend it"

Contest Prize:
  • One winner will receive
    • Cash prize of P35,000 (less the applicable withholding tax)
    • Five (5) free copies upon publication of the book

  • FREE to do
  • Online submission
  • Cash Prize
  • "CANVAS reserves the right not to award the top competition prize in the event that the judges decide that no entry was received that is deserving of the top prize"
  • "The winner shall grant and transfer to CANVAS all intellectual property and publication rights to the story, including the right to translate, adapt and/or make modifications thereto"
  • "CANVAS shall exercise full and exclusive editorial and artistic control over the publication of the winning entry and resulting book."
  • Only 1 winner
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