Thursday, September 22, 2011

Win P50,000 pesos in the Rizal Sesquicentenary Literary Contest

To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal, the University of the Philippines-College of Arts and Letters (UP-CAL) and MyRizal, in cooperation with the Office of the Chancellor, UP Diliman, sponsor a nationwide essay writing contest for Filipino college students.
Contest Rules
The contest is open to Filipino college students (undergraduate) in the Philippines.

The contest has two categories: essay in Filipino and essay in English.

The essay should be original, unpublished (in print or online), and consists of 5,000 words.

Theme: ”The Relevance of Rizal Today" in English and "Ang Diwa ni Rizal sa Kasalukuyan" in Filipino.

Participants are limited to join in one category and the submission of one entry to the category of choice.

Entries must be written by a sole author. Collective authorship is not allowed.

The last day of submission is on 31 October 2011, 5pm. Mailed entries must be postmarked not later than 31 October 2011.

Entries must be submitted together with the properly filled up entry form. Entry forms are available at the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Letters, 2nd Floor, Rizal Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

Entries must be submitted together with the endorsement letter of any of the following: teacher, adviser, department chair, college dean, or university president. The letter must recommend the entry and confirm the author as a currently enrolled student in the college/university.

The entries must be submitted or sent in four copies together with the filled up entry form and the endorsement letter to:

U.P. Jose Rizal Sesquicentenary Celebrations Steering Committee
Office of the Dean
College of Arts and Letters
Bulwagang Rizal
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City 1101

The author is responsible for ensuring that the submitted work is original, she/he is the sole author of said work, and it does not infringe on the rights of other authors.

The board of judges will evaluate the essays blindly, i.e., they will not know of the authors’ identities. UP-CAL will name the members of the board of judges.

The entries will be ranked based on the content, originality, style, composition, and organization.

Winners will be announced in time for the performance of the opera Noli me Tangere at the U.P. on November to December 2011. Winners will receive the following cash prize

First prize: P50,000.00

Second prize: P30,000.00
Third prize: P10,000.00

The copyright to the entries remains with the authors. However, UP-CAL and MyRizal have the right to their fair use like publication and teaching resource. No additional compensation will be awarded to the authors.

View the full poster for more details here. Entry forms are also available at the link provided.
Date and Time:

October 1, 2011 - 12:00am - October 31, 2011 - 12:00am

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