[Latest News][6]

2016
Achievers
Advisory
Agriculture
Albay
Albay News
Announcements
Banner
Bicol
Bicol Express
bicol local news
bicol local newspaper
Bicol News
bicol news latest
Bicol Songs
Bicol Vigilantes
Bicolana beauties
Bicolano achievers
Bikol news
Binibining Pilipinas
Business
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Caramoan Massacre
Case in Point
Catanduanes
Celebrations
Church
Column
Community
Contributions
Culture
Daet
Daraga
Development
Disaster
Documents
Drugs
Economy
Editorial
Education
Entertainment
Environment
Events
Feature
Features
Filipino News
Food
Food Trip
Government
Headlines
Health
Human Interest
Infographics
Infrastructure
Iriga
Iriga City
Isipon Osipon
Jobs
Jokes
Kantang suanoy
Legazpi
Legazpi City
Letters
Libmanan
Lifestyle
Ligao City
Live
Masbate
masbate city
mayon
MayonPH
Media
Mining
Modelo Bikolano
Nabua
Naga
Naga City
Nagueno
Nation
National
News
News Bullets
OFW
Opinion
Oragon
Orgullo
Palarong Bicol 2014
Palarong Bicol 2015
Penafrancia
Penafrancia 2014
Photos
Places
PNR
Police
Police Report
Politics
Polls
Power
Power Watch
Rawitdawit
Region
Science
Sorosgon
Sorsogon
Sorsogon City
Sorsoson
Special
Sports
Tabaco City
Tigsik
Tips
Tourism
Trending
Trivia
Videos
virac
Weather
Weekly Roundup
Who reads Bicol Standard
Willy Bayola
World
Youth

Bicol writers vie for regional literary prize

Premio Tomas Arejola
Image via Wikipedia Bicol
The 8th edition of the Premyo Tomas Arejola sa Literaturang Bikolnon (PTALB) will showcase anew the best literary works of Bicolanos in the Bikol language this 2016.

PTALB chair Carlos Arejola, a prolific and renowned writer himself, has deemed the occasion as an opportune time for Bicolano writers to promote the Bicol culture through literary works and writings.

“I hope that the PTALB, a private initiative, will continue to contribute in the blossoming of Bikol literature, with wider adherence for Bikol writing, and ultimately, engender a deeper appreciation of our history, culture, and heritage,” Arejola added.

New and unpublished works in the following genres are eligible for the competition: Osipon (fiction), Saysay (essay), Halipot na Pasali na Pan-entablado (one-act play), Rawitdawit (poetry), and Osipon na Pan-aki (story for children). Entries must show literary merit, social significance, and tackling issues relevant to Bikol realities.

Osipon and Saysay entries must be at least 10 pages in length but should not exceed 15 pages. Informal, personal essays about the Bicolano way of life are preferred. Halipot na Pasali na Pan-entablado must be at least 15 pages or of sufficient length to approximate a performing time of at least thirty minutes.

Rawitdawit entries on the other hand must consist of at least seven poems but not more than ten poems and Osipon na Pan-aki entries must be at least 7 pages but must not exceed 10 pages. Entries with a plot and narrative suitable for an illustrated storybook of at least 30 pages are also preferred.

Winners in the five (5) categories will be honored at the “Limang Pinakamababansay na Obrang Panliteratura sa Taon 2016”, a ceremony commemorating the Pambansang Buwan ng Panitikang Filipino in April 2016. The winners will each receive a Diploma of Merit, the Premyo Tomas Arejola Medallion and P5,000. 
 
The grand prize winner will receive an additional cash prize of P7,000.00 and will be named Parasurat kan Taon (Writer of the Year).

“We are enjoining everyone to be a part of the region’s premiere literary prize- the PTALB, and be included in the roster of the best writers in Bicol. This is our chance to let everyone know how rich and grandiose our heritage is. This is a celebration of a culture that is uniquely ours!,' he said.

Interested writers may send their entries at PremyoArejola2016@gmail.com with the following email subject format: PremyoArejola_<insert genre>_<insert author’s name> (Example: Premyo Arejola_rawitdawit_Juan de la Cruz). For inquiries, please contact the PTALB Secretariat at the Pintakasi kan Literaturang Bikolnon Facebook Page. Deadline of submission of entries is March 25, 2016. (MAL/LSM-PIA5/Camarines Sur)

Bicol Standard

Bicol news

Start typing and press Enter to search