Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards For Literature 2016

Thursday, April 07, 2016 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

The country's most prestigious and longest-running literary awards is now accepting entries for the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards For Literature 2016. If you want to become part of the Philippine literary circle, submit your most outstanding literary craft in any participating division (English, Filipino, Regional Languages and Kabataan) under your preferred category (Short story, Short story for children, Essay, Poetry, etc). Don't forget to fill out the Official Entry Form and Grant/Assignment of Rights and Consent (for adaptations) which can be downloaded on the contest website. You may submit your entry in three (3) ways: Via direct submission at the CPF Office, mail or courier, or online. Cash prizes worth P18,000, P12,000 and P9,000 await the winners of the Short Story/Maikling Kuwento/Regional Languages (Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Cebuano, Poetry, Essay, One-act Play, Short Story for Children, Poetry Written for Children/Tula, Sanaysay, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, and Tula Para sa mga Bata. On the other hand, winners in the Full-length Play/Dulang Ganap ang Haba will receive cash prizes worth P23,000, P14,000 and P9,000 respectively. Higher prizes amounting to P35,00, P20,000 and P17,000 will be also be awarded to the Dulang Pampelikula winners. And, P11,000, P7,000 and P4,000 will be given to the Kabataan Essay/Kabataan Sanaysay winners. Lastly, those who have garnered multiple first prizes will receive The Hall of Fame Award or The Kabataan Award of Distinction.

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Contest Requirements:
  • Open to all present or former local citizens, of all ages
  • Note: The Kabataan Essay/Kabataan Sanaysay Category is open to 18 years old and below
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to palancaawards.com.ph and download the Official Entry Form and Grant/Assignment of Rights and Consent (for adaptations)
  2. Divisions and Categories
    • English Division
      • Short Story
        • Theme: Open and FREE
        • Entry must be at least ten (10) but not more than twenty-five (25) typewritten pages
        • Must include a one-page synopsis
      • Short Story for Children
        • Entry must be not more than ten (10) typewritten pages
        • Must include a one-page synopsis
        • May deal with any subject
        • Must be within the grade-school reading level of children ages 7-12
      • Essay
        • Entry should be at least ten (10) but not more than twenty-five (25) typewritten pages
        • Exclusive only to informal (personal) essays
      • Poetry
        • Entry must consist of a collection of at least ten (10) but not more than fifteen (15) poems
      • Poetry Written for Children
        • Entry must consist of a collection of at least ten (10) but not more than fifteen (15) poems
        • May deal with any subject
        • Must be comprehensible within the grade-school reading level of children ages 7-12
        • Can be appreciated in its oral form by younger children
      • One-act Play
        • Theme: Open and FREE
        • Entry must be of sufficient length to approximate a performance time of forty-five (45) minutes
        • Must include a one-page synopsis
      • Full-length Play
        • Entry must consist of two (2) or more acts
        • Must include a one-page synopsis
    • Filipino Division
      • Maikling Kuwento
        • Theme: Open and FREE
        • Entry must be at least ten (10) but not more than twenty-five (25) typewritten pages
        • Must include a one-page synopsis
      • Maikling Kuwentong Pambata
        • Entry must be not more than ten (10) typewritten pages
        • Must include a one-page synopsis
        • May deal with any subject
        • Must be within the grade-school reading level of children ages 7-12
      • Sanaysay
        • Entry should be at least ten (10) but not more than twenty-five (25) typewritten pages
        • Exclusive only to informal (personal) essays
      • Tula
        • Entry must consist of a collection of at least ten (10) but not more than fifteen (15) poems
      • Tula Para sa mga Bata
        • Entry must consist of a collection of at least ten (10) but not more than fifteen (15) poems
        • May deal with any subject
        • Must be comprehensible within the grade-school reading level of children ages 7-12
        • Can be appreciated in its oral form by younger children
      • Dulang May Isang Yugto
        • Theme: Open and FREE
        • Entry must be of sufficient length to approximate a performance time of forty-five (45) minutes
        • Must include a one-page synopsis
      • Dulang Ganap ang Haba
        • Entry must consist of two (2) or more acts
        • Must include a one-page synopsis
      • Dulang Pampelikula
        • Theme: Open and FREE
        • Entry must be a script for a full-length film
        • With a running time of approximately two (2) hours
        • Must include a one-page synopsis
    • Regional Languages Division
      • Short Story-Cebuano
        • Theme: Open and FREE
        • Entry must be at least ten (10) but not more than twenty-five (25) typewritten pages
        • Must include a one-page synopsis
      • Short Story-Hiligaynon
        • Theme: Open and FREE
        • Entry must be at least ten (10) but not more than twenty-five (25) typewritten pages
        • Must include a one-page synopsis
      • Short Story- Ilokano
        • Theme: Open and FREE
        • Entry must be at least ten (10) but not more than twenty-five (25) typewritten pages
        • Must include a one-page synopsis
    • Kabataan Division
      • Kabataan Essay
        • Theme: "How do social media affect the formation of self-identity in the youth?"
        • Exclusive only to informal (personal) essays
        • Entry must be at least four (4) but not more than five (5) typewritten pages
        • Must carry an original title
      • Kabataan Sanaysay
        • Theme: "Paano makaaapekto ang social media sa paghubog ng sariling pagkakakilanlan sa mga kabataan?"
        • Exclusive only to informal (personal) essays
        • Entry must be at least four (4) but not more than five (5) typewritten pages
        • Must carry an original title
  3. Entry Guidelines
    • All entries must be in PDF file
    • Double-spaced (not applicable on poetry/tula category) on 8 1/2 X 11 inches bond paper
    • There should be a one inch margin on all sides
    • The page number should be typed consecutively at the center of the bottom margin of each page
    • The font should be Arial, Times New Roman, or Book Antiqua
    • The font size should be 12
    • A synopsis is required except for the Poetry, Poetry Written for Children and Essay category, English and Filipino divisions
    • The author's name and/or pen name should not appear on the entry
    • The Official Entry Form and Grant/Assignment of Rights and the Consent (for adaptations, if applicable) should be notarized except for entries from abroad
    • Entries from abroad need not be notarized but if it wins, then the Official Entry Form and Grant/Assignment of Rights and Consent (for adaptations, if applicable) must be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate and received by the CPMA Office on or before 25 August (Philippine time) of the contest year in order to qualify to receive an Award
  4. Submission Guidelines
    • Direct Submission at the CPF Office
      • One (1) printed copy of the entry with synopsis (if applicable)
      • One (1) digital copy of the entry (in CD, NO USB)
      • Notarized Official Entry Form and Grant/Assignment of Rights
      • Notarized Consent (if applicable)
      • One-page resume/bio-data
      • Should be placed inside a long brown envelope, outside of which should be written the title, category, and division of the entry (one entry per envelope)
      • Must be submitted at the CPF Office on or before April 30, 2016, 12 midnight
    • Mail or Courier
      • One (1) printed copy of the entry with synopsis (if applicable)
      • One (1) digital copy of the entry (in CD, NO USB)
      • Notarized Official Entry Form and Grant/Assignment of Rights
      • Notarized Consent (if applicable)
      • One-page resume/bio-data
      • Should be placed inside a long brown envelope, outside of which should be written the title, category, and division of the entry (one entry per envelope)
      • Must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2016
    • Website Submission (Email submission is not allowed)
      • Log on to palancaawards.com.ph and register
      • PDF File copy of the entry sent as an attachment (with synopsis if applicable)
      • Scanned copies of notarized Official Entry Form and Grant/Assignment of Rights and of Consent if applicable
        • Originals of the notarized forms (Official Entry Form and Grant/Assignment of Rights and Consent, if applicable) should be sent to the CPF office by mail or courier, postmarked no later than April 30, 2016
      • One-page resume/bio-data
      • Time of transmission should be no later than April 30, 2016
      • Note: An entry confirmation number will be received from the CPMA administration upon receipt of the entry
  5. You may submit only one (1) entry per category
  6. An entry or excerpt thereof, may only be submitted in one (1) category and may not be entered in any other category
  7. A translation of an entry submitted in one (1) division shall not be eligible in any other division
  8. A work which has been awarded a prize in another contest is not qualified for the awards
  9. The Board of Judges shall declare only one winner for each prize. There shall be no co-winners and/or splitting of the prize money
  10. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: Submission of entries until April 30, 2016
  • Announcement of winners - September 1, 2016
Contest Prize:
  • Divisions and Categories
    • English Division
      • Short Story
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • Short Story for Children
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • Essay
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • Poetry
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • Poetry Written for Children
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • One-act Play
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • Full-length Play
        • First - P23,000
        • Second - P14,000
        • Third - P9,000
    • Filipino Division
      • Maikling Kuwento
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • Maikling Kuwentong Pambata
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • Sanaysay
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • Tula
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • Tula Para sa mga Bata
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • Dulang May Isang Yugto
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • Dulang Ganap ang Haba
        • First - P23,000
        • Second - P14,000
        • Third - P9,000
      • Dulang Pampelikula
        • First - P35,000
        • Second - P20,000
        • Third - P17,000
    • Regional Languages Division
      • Short Story-Cebuano
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • Short Story-Hiligaynon
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
      • Short Story- Ilokano
        • First Prize - P18,000
        • Second Prize - P12,000
        • Third Prize - P9,000
    • Kabataan Division
      • Kabataan Essay
        • First - P11,000
          • School - P8,000
        • Second - P7,000
        • Third - P4,000
      • Kabataan Sanaysay
        • First - P11,000
        • Second - P7,000
        • Third - P4,000
  • Special Awards - Those who have garnered multiple first prizes:
    • The Hall of Fame Award
      • Palanca awardees who have won a first prize at least five (5) times in the regular categories. The five (5) first prizes may be from different divisions and/or categories for purposes of qualifying for the Hall of Fame Award
    • The Kabataan Award of Distinction
      • Palanca awardees who have won four (4) first prizes in the Kabataan Essay/Kabataan Sanaysay categories, regardless of division
      • Note: First prize awards in the Kabataan Essay/Kabataan Sanaysay categories shall not be counted for purposes of the Hall of Fame Award
Upside
  • Online submission allowed
  • CASH prizes
Downside
  • An entry may only be submitted in one (1) category and may not be entered in any other category
For more info, log on to palancaawards.com.ph