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Friday, June 12, 2009

entry arrow11:21 AM | 7th Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Contest

The topic this year is biskwit, traditional cookies that have been part of Philippine cuisine, nationally or locally, for at least 50 years. There are many types including pan de san nicolas, kamachile, uraro, roscas, biscocho principe, among many others. Modern products like today's chocolate chip cookies are not included.

English-language essays from 4,500 to 5,00 characters (800 words) will be judged by professional writers for content, research, and style. The judges' decision is final, and submissions become the property of Manila Ladies Branch of the International Wine & Food Society who manage the contest. Entries should be two pages, double-spaced on short bond paper. Submit 1 printed and 1 digital copy of the essay. For the digital copy use Word (doc.) or rich text file (rtf) on a CD. Deadlines for submissions is 31 August 2009, 5pm.

A contestant is allowed up to two entries, each with a different pen name as byline. Only post by special delivery or hand-deliver submissions. Each essay should be accompanied by an envelope inside which is the author's name, pen name, addresses/landlines (residential, business, school whichever are applicable; for the latter specify grade level, course), email address, cellphone and FAX numbers.

Prizes include gift certificates from bookstores, publishing houses and restaurants; magazine subscriptions; publication of winning entries in newspapers and magazines; and invitation to the awarding ceremony.

The contest is a tribute to the country's one time dean of Philippine food columnists, a major national and international catalyst for interest in Philippine cuisine, and founding Vice President of the contest's manager: The Manila Ladies Branch of the International Wine & Food Society.

Submit to:

Doreen Gamboa Fernandez Food Writing Award 2009
IWFS Manila Ladies Branch Awards Committee
PRISM, 5th floor, PDAF Bldg.,
Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City 1200

For inquiries and additional information contact Ms. Girlie Canlas at 890-9666 or dgfawards (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) ph.

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