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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

entry arrow9:55 PM | NVM Gonzalez Award Now Open



The 6th NVM Gonzalez Awards is now open to all Filipino writers for the Best Short Story of the Year in English published from November 2004 to September 30, 2005; and the Best Essay of the Year in English or Filipino, published or unpublished, which deals with the life situation of the Filipino. The Best Short Story carries the grand prize of P50,000.00 while the Best Essay of the Year garners a P20,000 prize for both English and Filipino. The deadline for submission is on October 15, 2005.

The essay category is new. It is open to any high school or college student whose entry is accompanied by a certification by the head of his/her English/Filipino Department (or equivalent academic department) as to the authorship of the essay and the bona fide status of the author (as a student) of his/her school. The essay should be at least seven (7) but not more than ten (10) pages, double-spaced, typed or computer-printed.

Neither story no essay that has already won in a national contest will be considered by the judges, whose decision shall be final. Six (6) copies of the story and/or essay (including, for the story, its original published form) should be submitted under a pseudonym, together with a sealed envelope containing both pseudonym and author's real name and short profile, to:

NVM Gonzalez Awards
P-57 A. Mabini Street, Area 1
UP Diliman, Quezon City 1101

The ceremonies for the Awards will be held toward the end of November. For inquiries, e-mail at nvmink@yahoo.com.

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