Is there a 58th Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards in Literature 2008?

By the way, young writers are now wondering if there is a Palanca competition for the year 2008. They are asking due to no links appeared in the search bars like Google and Yahoo for the year 2008. The official website of the palanca awards was still under construction.

If there is still a competition for 2008, entries will be accepted until 12 midnight of April 30, 2008.

The theme for this year’s Kabataan Essay category is still unknown. By the way,  he Kabataan Informal Essay is a special category open to persons below 18 years of age. Palanca awardees who have won four (4) first prizes in this category are bestowed with the Kabataan Award of Distinction.

The Short Story category is open in English, Filipino, and the Regional Languages (Hiligaynon, Iluko, Cebuano). The Futuristic Fiction, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, One-act Play, and Full-length Play categories are open in the English and Filipino divisions. The Teleplay and Screenplay categories are open only in the Filipino division.

Entries may be submitted in person at or sent by courier service to Carlos Palanca Foundation:

One World Square Building
#10 Upper McKinley Road
McKinley Town Center
Fort Bonifacio, 1634 Taguig City

 All entries submitted via e-mail should be transmitted not later than midnight of April 30, 2008. E-mailed entries should be in RTF (Rich Text Format) or a Word document file and should be sent as an attachment, together with the author’s bio-data and a scanned copy of the notarized authorization form.

Complete contest rules and official entry forms are available at the Carlos Palanca Foundation office or through e-mail:

or – to get authorization and official entry forms.

For inquiries, please call 856-0808

Fax: 856-5005

Be a Palanca Laureatte!!!


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  1. 58th Palanca Awards now accepting entries

    Aspiring and established authors alike who wish to share their works toward the development of Philippine Literature may now submit their entries for the 2008 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.

    Regarded as the country’s most prestigious and longest-running literary contest, the Palanca Awards’ search for promising Filipino writers has generated an impressive roster of literary luminaries.

    Established in 1950 in honor of Don Carlos Palanca Sr., the competition aims to help develop Philippine Literature by providing incentives for writers to craft their most outstanding literary works, as well as be a treasury of the Philippines’ literary gems.

    The literary contest is open to all Filipino (or former Filipino) citizens, except current officers and employees of the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. Aspiring writers may submit works under the following eight (8) categories: Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, One-act Play, Full-length Play, Screenplay, and Novel. Each author, however, may submit only one entry per category.

    The awards have three divisions – English, Filipino and Regional Languages (Hiligaynon, Iluko and Cebuano). Works may be submitted in either English or Filipino for all categories except Screenplay, which is open only in the Filipino division, while the Regional Languages division is open only in the Short Story category.

    This year’s theme for the Kabataan Essay, Palanca Awards’ special category for young writers below 18 years old, is “A foreign visitor has only one day to spend here in the Philippines. Where should this visitor go that day and why?” for the English division and “May isang dayuhan na isang araw lamang ang ipananatili sa Pilipinas. Saang lugar siya sa araw na iyon dapat pumunta at bakit?” for the Filipino division.

    Contest Rules and Official Entry Forms are available at the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc., 6th Floor, One World Square Bldg., 10 Upper McKinley Road, McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Deadline of submission of entries for this year’s awards is midnight of April 30, 2008. Winners will be announced on September 01, 2008.

    For more information, you may email or call telephone number 856-0808.

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    (The themes is so beautiful & also able to place adsense)

    many people have moved from other blog to blog because the themes is very beautiful

  3. hey! where can I find the stories won i just dont need the title i need this for school research.

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