Carlos Palanca Awards 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

One of the most prestigious and longest-running literary contest in the Philippines is once again accepting entries this year. Yes, I'm talking about the famed Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. This annual literary contest aims to keep the name of Carlos Palanca alive, along with his legacy of discipline and perseverance. Pick a language you are most comfortable in - English, Tagalog, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, or Iluko. Then select if you prefer to write in prose or verse. For those 18 years old and below, you can join the Kabataan category. Over P600,000 in CASH prizes will be awarded to the best literary works.




Contest Requirements:
  • Open from to all Filipino citizens, or former Filipino citizens
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Open Theme for all categories except for Kabataan Essay / Kabataan Sanaysay: "What is the most valuable lesson I learned from the Internet?" or "Ano ang pinakamahalagang aral ang aking natutunan mula sa Internet?"
  2. Categories
    • English Division
      • Short Story
      • Short Story for Children
      • Essay
      • Poetry
      • Poetry for Children
      • One-act Play
      • Full-length Play
      • Novel
    • Filipino Division
      • Maikling Kuwento
      • Maikling Kuwentong Pambata
      • Sanaysay
      • Tula
      • Tulang Pambata
      • Dulang May Isang Yugto
      • Dulang Ganap ang Haba
      • Dulang Pampelikula
      • Nobela
    • Regional Languages Division
      • Short Story-Cebuano
      • Short Story-Hiligaynon
      • Short Story-Iluko
    • Kabataan Division
      • Kabataan Essay
      • Kabataan Sanaysay
  3. Download and complete official entry forms and authorization form
  4. Submit entries inside an envelope to
    • CARLOS PALANCA FOUNDATION, INC.
      6th Floor, One World Square Building, #10 Upper McKinley Road,
      McKinley Hill Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, 1634 Taguig City
  5. Authors may submit only one (1) entry per category
  6. View complete contest mechanics and guidelines
Contest Period: January 1 - April 30, 2011

Contest Prize:

  1. English Division
    • Short Story
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Short Story for Children
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Essay
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Poetry
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Poetry for Children
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • One-act Play
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Full-length Play
      • 1st Prize - P20,000
      • 2nd Prize - P12,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Novel
      • 1st Prize - P40,000
  2. Filipino Division
    • Maikling Kuwento
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Maikling Kuwentong Pambata
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Sanaysay
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Tula
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Tulang Pambata
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Dulang May Isang Yugto
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Dulang Ganap ang Haba
      • 1st Prize - P20,000
      • 2nd Prize - P12,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Dulang Pampelikula
      • 1st Prize - P30,000
      • 2nd Prize - P15,000
      • 3rd Prize - P12,000
    • Nobela
      • 1st Prize - P40,000
  3. Regional Languages Division
    • Short Story-Cebuano
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Short Story-Hiligaynon
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
    • Short Story-Iluko
      • 1st Prize - P15,000
      • 2nd Prize - P10,000
      • 3rd Prize - P8,000
  4. Kabataan Division
    • Kabataan Essay
      • 1st Prize - P8,000
      • 2nd Prize - P5,000
      • 3rd Prize - P3,000
    • Kabataan Sanaysay
      • 1st Prize - P8,000
      • 2nd Prize - P5,000
      • 3rd Prize - P3,000

Upside:
  • CASH prizes
  • National recognition
Downside:
  • Entries mus be mailed or couriered
For more information, log on to palancaawards.com.ph or email cpawards@palancaawards.com.ph