Monday, October 13, 2008

a literary competition in bohol

I read this article in The Bohol Chronicle yesterday and I thought, maybe, my home province has a hope in the Philippine literary scene. At the back of my head, I was thinking all along that Bol-anons did not care about anything artsy-fartsy. Well, perhaps, not anymore.

The article is written by Carmen Caga. By the way, I don't know if it's just with me but I feel there's something funny and wrong in the write-up. Sigh.

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Deadline is on Saturday for the submission of entries for the 2nd Pres. Carlos P. Garcia Literary Awards for Poem Writing, J. Ning Literary Awards for Essay Writing, and Bob M. Mejorada Literary Awards for Short Story Writing.

The contests are open to all, except members of the Committee on Awards. Officers of the sponsoring groups, the Association of Writers and Radio Announcers Foundation, Inc. (AWRAFI) and the Bohol Literary Arts Circle (BLAC) are disqualified from joining the English category and officers of the Lubas sa Dagang Bisaya, Inc. (Ludabi), Metro Tagbilaran-Bohol chapter are disqualified from joining the Bisaya category.

All entries must be typewritten or encoded through the computer, double-spaced using short bond papers. Each entry must be produced in four copies.

Poem writing entries (English and Bisayan) must not be less than five stanzas but not more than 14 stanzas.

Short story writing entries (English and Bisayan) must not be less than four pages, but not more than 10 pages.

An entry must have a title and it must not bear the name and address of the contestant. However, the complete name and address of the participant and the title of the entry must be written on a small piece of paper placed in a small sealed envelope. The small sealed envelope must be placed in a large envelope together with the entry which bears the title only.

The criteria for the judgement of the entries shall be as follows:
Organization (unity, coherence, emphasis, grammar) - 50%
Relevance - 25%
Style - 25 %

Theme of the contest will revolve around truth and accountability.

The poem writing is in honor of Pres. Garcia who was known as the Prince of the Bisayan Poets while J. Ning Romea was renowned as feature writer of the Bohol Chronicle. Mejorada, on the other hand, was well known for his published short stories.

All entries must be submitted to:
Atty. Raul Barbarona
2nd Floor, K of C Bldg.
K of C Drive, Tagbilaran City

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