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:
CARLOS PALANCA FOUNDATION
CARLOS PALANCA MEMORIAL AWARDS FOR LITERATURE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – to get authorization and official entry forms.
For inquiries, please call 856-0808
Be a Palanca Laureatte!!!