Thursday, February 19, 2004


The Carlos Palanca Foundation is now accepting entries for the 54th Carlos
Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature

Categories open in English and Filipino divisions are: full-length play,
poetry, essay, one-act play, short story for children, short story and
futuristic fiction. The teleplay and screenplay categories are only open in
the Filipino division. The short story category is also open in Hiligaynon,
Iluko, and Cebuano divisions.

A special youth category is the Kabataan Essay, which is open to all youth
below 18 years of age. This year's theme is "If I Were President of the
Philippines" for the English division and "Kung Ako Ay Presidente ng
Pilipinas" for the Filipino division.

Deadline for submission of entries is midnight of April 30, 2004.
Entries sent by mail should be postmarked not later than April 15, 2004.

Contest rules and forms are available at the Carlos Palanca Foundation,
Inc. Ground Floor, CPJ Bldg., 105 C. Palanca St., Legazpi Village, Makati
City, 1229 or call 818-36-81 to 85 locals 31 and 24 or e-mail or

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