CONTEST: Filipino Writers’ Prize worth Php250k now accepting entries

Filipino Writers accepting entries
The 2023 NCCA Writers’ Prize call for entries was issued in February. NCCA photo.

The contest for the 2023 Filipino Writers’ Prize worth Php250,000 is now accepting entries for the biennial award given out by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

The award in the gross amount of PHP 250,000 will assist the winner during the writing stage of the project. The award is good for one year, after which a polished final manuscript of the writing project will be submitted to the NCCA, particularly the National Committee on Literary Arts (NCLA) for possible publication or staging.

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The NCCA Writers’ Prize award is given to five writers, one for each category, namely:

  1. poetry
  2. novel
  3. essay/creative non-fiction
  4. short story
  5. drama

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) issued the call for entries with the deadline set for June 30.

Applicants must submit:

    • an accomplished entry form (in PDF format)
    • notarized declaration with consent and release (in PDF format)
    • applicant’s curriculum vitae
    • 3-5 page concept paper discussing the rationale and significance of the project
    • initial output (refer to the table)

All entries shall be addressed and sent via email to:
Program Management Division (PMD) – Arts Section

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