DAVAO CITY – The Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. (CPF) announced Friday that they are now accepting entries to the 65th season of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards).

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 are offered in this year’s contest.

Other categories include:

• 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.

Only unpublished or unproduced works, (which have not been communicated to the public, subject of a public performance, or published), may be entered in the contest.

Interested participants may submit only one entry per category. Contest rules and forms may be downloaded from the official CPMA website at www.palancaawards.com.ph.

Winners will be awarded at a special ceremony to be held on 1 September 2015.

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