Calling a​​ll writers as 67th Palanca Awards deadline nears

The deadline for entering the 67th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature is fast approaching! At midnight of April 30, 2017, the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc., its sponsor and organizer, will be closing submission to the country’s longest running and most prestigious literary competition.

Participants may submit only one entry per category. This year’s Palanca Awards is accepting entries for all 22 categories: English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play; Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tulang Para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, and Dulang Pampelikula; Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Ilokano.  Published/produced works which were first published or first produced between 1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017 and/or unpublished/unproduced works, may be entered in the contest.  Only unproduced works may be entered in the DULANG PAMPELIKULA category.

This year, the Kabataan Division for young writers 17 and below begs the question “How can the youth contribute to building interest in Philippine culture and literature?” (Kabataan Essay) and “Paano makaaambag ang mga kabataan sa pagsulong ng interes sa kultura at panitikang Pilipino?” (Kabataan Sanaysay).

Completing the lineup are the Novel and Nobela categories open this contest year. These categories accept unpublished and published works, provided they were first published within a period of two years prior to April 30, 2017.

Entries may be submitted at any of the Palanca Foundation offices at Unit 603, 6th Floor Park Trade Centre Bldg., 1716 Investment Drive, Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City or at Unit 3G, OPL Bldg., 100 C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, or through the CPMA website at www.palancaawards.com.ph.

Winners will be honored during a special ceremony on September 1, 2017.

For more information, contact cpawards@palancaawards.com.ph or call (632) 511-0003 or +639253887103. Look for Leslie Layoso.

Polish your masterpiece now as 66th Palanca Awards issues last call for entries

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Aspiring Palanca awardees only have until the end of the month to polish their masterpieces as its organizer and sponsor, the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc., has announced its last call for entries. Contenders are urged to submit before the deadline at midnight of April 30, 2016.

This year’s Palanca Awards is accepting entries for the following categories: Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play (English Division); Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tulang Para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, and Dulang Pampelikula (Filipino Division); Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Ilokano (Regional Languages Division). 

For this year’s Kabataan Division exclusive to young writers under the age of 18, the theme is “How do social media affect the formation of self-identity in the youth?” (Kabataan Essay) and “Paano makaaapekto ang ‘social media’ sa paghubog ng sariling pagkakakilanlan sa mga kabataan?” (Kabataan Sanaysay).

The Novel and Nobela categories are not open this year. Contestants may submit only one entry per category. 

Entries may be submitted at any of the Palanca Foundation offices at Unit 603, 6th Floor Park Trade Centre Bldg., 1716 Investment Drive, Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City or at Unit 3G, OPL Bldg., 100 C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, or through the CPMA website at www.palancaawards.com.ph.

The announcement of winners will be on September 1, 2016.

For more information, contact cpawards@palancaawards.com.ph or call (632) 511-0003 or +639253887103. Look for Leslie Layoso.

The 65th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards is now accepting entries

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Good news to all creative writers out there!

The Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. (CPF) is now accepting entries to the 65th season of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards). Established in 1950, the Palanca Awards honors the legacy of businessman and philanthropist Don Carlos Palanca Sr., a staunch supporter of education and literature. The Palanca Awards aims to develop Philippine Literature by providing incentives for writers to craft their most outstanding literary works and by being a treasury of these literary gems.

The contest is open to both aspiring and seasoned writers. The Novel and Nobela categories, both of which are offered only every two years, are open for the 2015 contest year. Only unpublished or unproduced works, (which have not been communicated to the public, subject of a public performance, or published), may be entered in the contest.

The complete list of categories for the 65th Palanca Awards is as follows:

•           Novel and Nobela categories

•           English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play;

•           Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tula para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, at Dulang Pampelikula;

•           Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Ilokano.

Students less than 18 years of age are also encouraged to participate in the Kabataan Essay and Kabataan Sanaysay categories. This year’s Kabataan Division theme is, “How can Philippine literature cultivate national unity?” for the English category and “Paano mapag-iisa ng ating literatura ang ating bansa?” for the Filipino category.

Interested participants may submit only one entry per category. Contest rules and forms are available at any of the Palanca Foundation offices listed below, or may be downloaded from the official CPMA website at www.palancaawards.com.ph.

Entries may be submitted through any of the following means: (1) through the official CPMA website, (2) by mail, or (3) directly to the Palanca Foundation offices, either at Unit 603, 6th Floor Park Trade Centre Bldg., 1716 Investment Drive, Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City or at Unit 3G, OPL Bldg., 100 C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City.

Winners will be awarded at a special ceremony to be held on 1 September 2015. Participants may contact the CPMA Administrator Mrs. Leslie Layoso through the website or at (+632) 511.0003; (+63 910) 887.8552, or (+63 925) 556.0457 for assistance.

64th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards Now Accepting Entries, Facilitates Submission

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Now on its 64th year, the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (the Palanca Awards), the most prestigious and longest-running literary competition in the Philippines, is now accepting entries for its annual literary tilt.

This year, the Palanca Awards has enhanced­­­ its submission system to facilitate the submission of entries, particularly for aspiring and professional literary artists who wish to join the competition but are based in the provinces or overseas. Contestants will no longer be required to submit hard copies of entries, which saves on printing and courier service costs.

Online submission to the 64th Palanca Awards may be done through the official website,www.palancaawards.com.ph, where the contest documents may be downloaded. The accomplished forms and entries may then be uploaded and submitted through the website. To complete the submission process, hard copies of the notarized contest documents must be submitted to any of the following addresses: (1) Unit 603, 6th Floor Park Trade Centre Bldg., 1716 Investment Drive Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City; or (2) Unit 3G, OPL Bldg., 100 C. Palanca St., Legaspi Village, Makati City. The contest rules are also posted on the Palanca Awards Facebook page at www.facebook.com/palancaawards.

Organized and sponsored by the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc., the 64th Palanca Awards is accepting entries in the following categories:

  • English Division – Short Story, Short Story for Children, Essay, Poetry, Poetry Written for Children, One-act Play, and Full-length Play;
  • Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento, Maikling Kuwentong Pambata, Sanaysay, Tula, Tula para sa mga Bata, Dulang May Isang Yugto, Dulang Ganap ang Haba, at Dulang Pampelikula;
  • Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano, Short Story-Hiligaynon, and Short Story-Iluko.

In addition, the Palanca Awards welcomes submissions for the Kabataan Division, which specifically caters to young writers below 18 years old as of 30 April 2014. This year’s Kabataan Division theme is, “How can the youth help in natural disaster preparedness in the country?” for the English category and “Paano makatutulong ang mga kabataan sa paghahanda ng bayan para sa mga kalamidad?” for the Filipino category.

Notably, as the Novel and Nobela categories are only accepting entries every two years, they will be closed for this year’s competition since it was offered in2013.

Aspiring and professional writers may submit only one entry per category. All entries must be submitted on or before the contest deadline as stated in the contest rules. Winners will be awarded at a special ceremony to be held on 1 September 2014.

Established in 1950 to honor the legacy of businessman and philanthropist Don Carlos Palanca, Sr., the Palanca Awards aims to develop Philippine Literature by providing incentives for writers to craft their most outstanding literary works and by being a treasury of these literary gems.

August 31 Deadline for Call for Entrees: Health Media Awards

Print, radio, television, online media and bloggers are invited to submit
stories for the “Parangal sa mga Kuwentong Kalsugan Pangkalahatan” (PKKP)
health media recognition. Stories should have been published, posted or
aired from the period of Jan 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. The stories must
cover health issues that cover the theme “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan” or
universal health care, including issues related to social health insurance,
health facilities and attainment of the Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs), such as safe motherhood, child nutrition and family planning.

Attached is the info sheet and application form. Up to 5 entries may be
submitted. A trophy and cash prize of P10,000 will be awarded for the best
stories. A journalist may be recognized for a maximum of two stories.

*Deadline of entries is August 31, 2013. Stories and the entry form may be
submitted to lakbaykalusugan@gmail.com.
*For more information, visit http://probefound.com/pkkp/ or
https://www.facebook.com/LakbayBuhayKalusugan

*Parangal sa mga Kuwentong Kalusugan Pangkalahatan Health Media Awards aims
to recognize Manila and province-based journalists from mainstream and
non-traditional media for excellent stories that tell of ordinary folk’s
strides in making a health-conscious community and healthy family. A
special prize for bloggers will also be given. “By telling their stories,
of their struggles and little successes in life, our friends in the media
will be powerful instruments in getting the message across. Needless to
say, we should have healthy citizens to be able to build empowered
communities,” said DOH Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag.

Probe Media Foundation is cooperating with DOH’s National Center for Health
Promotion in the implementation of the program. Deadline for entries is
August 31, 2013. For the application form and further inquiries, visit
http://probefound.com/pkkp/.

Health Media Awards now accepting entries

Print, radio, television, online media and bloggers are invited to submit stories for the “Parangal sa mga Kuwentong Kalsugan Pangkalahatan” (PKKP) health media recognition.  Stories should have been published, posted or aired from the period of Jan 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  The stories must cover health issues that cover the theme “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan” or universal health care, including issues related to social health insurance, health facilities and attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), such as safe motherhood, child nutrition and family planning.

Attached is the info sheet and application form.  Up to 5 entries may be submitted. A trophy and cash prize of P10,000 will be awarded for the best stories. A journalist may be recognized for a maximum of two stories. Deadline of entries is August 31, 2013.  Stories and the entry form may be submitted to lakbaykalusugan@gmail.com.

For more information, visit  http://probefound.com/pkkp/ or https://www.facebook.com/LakbayBuhayKalusugan
Parangal sa mga Kuwentong Kalusugan Pangkalahatan Health Media Awards aims to recognize Manila and province-based journalists from mainstream and non-traditional media for excellent stories that tell of ordinary folk’s strides in making a health-conscious community and healthy family.  A special prize for bloggers will also be given. “By telling their stories, of their struggles and little successes in life, our friends in the media will be powerful instruments in getting the message across.  Needless to say, we should have healthy citizens to be able to build empowered communities,” said DOH Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag.
Probe Media Foundation is cooperating with DOH’s National Center for Health Promotion in the implementation of the program.  Deadline for entries is August 31, 2013.  For the application form and further inquiries, visit http://probefound.com/pkkp/

VIRGINLABFEST 9 WRITING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is now accepting applications for the Virgin Labfest 9 Writing Fellowship Program happening from June 25 to July 7, 2013.

 

To qualify, applicants must be:

 

1.     A college student or young professional;

2.     29 years old or below;

3.     Able to submit the following via email to ccp.artist.training@gmail.com  :

a.   Fully accomplished Application Form (downloadable from the CCP website)

b.                One (1) to two (2) sample literary work/s, either drama or fiction, full or excerpts which should have

the following requirements–

  • Written either in Filipino, English, Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a or Cebuano.
  • Not have been published or produced by a professional theater company.
  • Not have won in any national writing competition.
  • In .doc format (12 points, double-spaced, 8” x 11” paper)
  • Total number of pages must not exceed 10.
  • The real name / identity of the applicant must not be written on any part of the sample works.

 

Deadline for submission of requirements is June 4, 2013.

Only the writers who will go through the complete application process will be considered.

 

The Virgin Labfest 9 Writing Fellowship Program is a two-week mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage. The fellows will take part in lectures, discussions, and workshops on playwriting and script critiquing. They will also be given an access pass to this year’s festival plays and selected rehearsals, as well as the opportunity to participate in the Talkback and Interaction with known playwrights, directors and selected actors. The Fellowship Program will culminate in a staged reading of the fellows’ works on July 7 at the CCP Bulwagang Amado Hernandez at 6 PM.

 

Accepted writers must be present for the full duration of the program, and a minimal registration fee of P500 will be required of all fellows. This includes modules and tickets to this year’s Virgin Labfest shows.

The Virgin Labfest is a highly distinguished annual festival of unpublished, unstaged, untried and untested works of playwrights, directors and actors. It has gained its reputation by producing provocative and outstanding ‘virgin’ plays mostly which have been recognized by the Palanca Awards for Literature. The Virgin Labfest 9 Writing Fellowship Program is part of the Center’s desire to train young aspiring playwrights.

Announcement of accepted applicants: June 14, 2013

For inquiries on the Virgin Labfest 9 Writing Fellowship Program, go to the www.culturalcenter.gov.ph, email ccp.artist.training@gmail.com, or call 832 1125 loc 1605.

Asian Publishing Awards still accepts entries

Did something amazing in your work as a publishing practitioner in Asia?

Your outstanding and innovative publishing practices still have the chance to be recognized at the 7th Asian Publishing Awards, because until May 10, the awarding body will still be accepting entries.

Entrants can vie for the awards under the following categories: Asian Magazine Awards, Asian Publishing Awards and Asian Corporate Communication Awards.

Publishing companies are enjoined to submit entries for only a $100 for the first, and $50 for each subsequent submission.

Companies get one free entry for each delegate they send to the Asian Publishing Convention. Likewise, Editors Content Hub contributors are entitled to a free entry for every 100 articles they upload.

Industry experts and the media will be present at the Gala Dinner will be on July 12, Friday at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

For interested companies and individuals, you may visit http://publishingconvention.com or contact awards coordinator Joel dela Cruz at 8468349, 09267400444 or joeldelacruz@exedraevents.com.

Adobo Design Awards 2012

About adobo magazine

adobo magazine is the Philippines’ premier advertising and brand communications publication with special focus on culture and design. Winner of the Asian Publishing Awards 2011 and twice a recipient of the Philippine Quill Awards Grand Prix, adobo magazine has been the leading resource for industry news and award-winning advertising campaigns for the past five years. adobo covers the digital and media landscape, and profiles of the movers and shakers of the local, Asia-Pacific and global ad scenes. It partners with Manila Design Week, the Philippine Graphic Design Awards and Graphika Manila. adobo is a proud supporter of the Design Council of the Philippines initiative.

As a bi-monthly magazine, adobo reaches a wide spectrum of the communications industry, from agency chiefs and professionals, to clients and suppliers, to media and the academe. adobo’s digital platform reaches thousands of subscribers daily on mobile, website and social media, as well as the thrice weekly newsblast. adobo magazine reports live from regional and global festivals like the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival. Spikes Festival, and other special events.

About adobo Design Awards

First launched in 2007, the adobo Design Awards returns to champion the Philippines’ best in design and to celebrate the talents behind the work.

For the third edition of the competition, the stakes are set even higher. Work will be seen by top names in advertising and design, and measured against the global standards of excellence. The competition is open to all enthusiasts, practitioners, freelancers and students of design and advertising.

Information on the competition is available on www.adobodesignawards.com. Entrants can also inquire by calling Apple at (02) 845 0218, (02) 507 8501 or mobile (0915) 514 8815 or email designawards@adobomagazine.com

Key Dates

Deadline for submission of entries March 16, 2012
Date of Judging March 22-23, 2012
Awarding Ceremony March 29, 2012
Venue: Ayala Museum

The 2nd Sandra Burton Nieman Fellowship for Filipino Journalists now open

This article was re-posted from the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility’s website

The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) is administering the search for the 2nd Sandra Burton Nieman Fellowship sponsored by the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF).

As in the program’s first year, CMFR will be in charge of the selection process. CMFR will receive applications starting February 20, 2012 (Monday). Deadline for applications will be March 10, 2012 (Saturday). The application form may be downloaded from the link provided below.

Sandra Burton was the Hong Kong bureau chief of TIME magazine who accompanied then opposition leader former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. on his flight home to Manila on August 21, 1983. The senator was killed on the tarmac upon his arrival. Ms. Burton reported on the assassination and the political turmoil triggered by the death of the opposition leader as well as the events that led to the fall of the Marcos dictatorship in February 1986. She continued to report on the democratic transition and the presidency of Mrs. Corazon Aquino, developing strong ties with many Filipino journalists working during that period.

Ms. Burton passed away on February 27, 2004 in Bali where she lived after retiring from journalism. She left a scholarship fund to the NCAF to support the study of Filipino journalists in the US.

The Nieman Foundation selects about 12 US and 12 foreign journalists for Nieman Fellowships each year. Only full-time journalists (including freelancers) with at least five years’ experience are qualified. Those journalists working for the news or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, web sites, online publications or magazines of general public interest may apply. Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists and broadcast producers are also eligible. Public relations practitioners and those who write in or for organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible.

Fellows are expected to do academic work at Harvard for two semesters, during which time they may not do professional work and should have obtained clearance from their employers, if applicable.

Philippine Daily Inquirer senior editor and columnist John Nery became the first recipient of the Sandra Burton-Nieman Fellowship for Filipino Journalists.

CMFR is inviting you to apply for the fellowship.

How to apply:

1. Download the application form (PDF).
2. Print the form and fill it out using a pen (please print clearly).
3. Letters of recommendation should be sent to the:

Sandra Burton Nieman Fellowship for Filipino Journalists
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
Address: 2/F Ateneo Professional Schools Salcedo
130 H.V. dela Costa St., Salcedo Village
Makati City 1227
Philippines
Email: staff@cmfr-phil.org

4. Send your completed, dated and signed application form, along with your work samples and essays, to the:

Sandra Burton Nieman Fellowship for Filipino Journalists
Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
Address: 2/F Ateneo Professional Schools Salcedo
130 H.V. dela Costa St., Salcedo Village
Makati City 1227
Philippines
Email: staff@cmfr-phil.org

Materials must be sent no later than or postmarked by March 10, 2012 (Saturday).

Should you have any questions about the Sandra-Burton Nieman Fellowship for Filipino Journalists, you may email CMFR at staff@cmfr-phil.org. You may also call the following CMFR numbers +63 2 894-1326/894-1314/840-0889 (attention Bryant Macale). Details regarding the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard are available here.