Friday, February 11, 2011

2011 Philippine Board on Books for Young People - Alcala Prize

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2011 PBBY-Alcala Prize. The contest is co-sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and The National Library.

The winner shall be given a cash prize of P20,000.00, a gold medal, and an opportunity to be published. Prizes will be awarded in an appropriate ceremony to be held during the celebration of National Children's Book Day on July 19, 2011.

To participate in this contest, you have to submit 3 illustrations depicting the children's short story, "Rizaldy" by Eugene Evasco.

This contest is open to all Filipino citizens.


1. The contest is open to all Filipino citizens except those who are related to any PBBY members up to the third degree of consanguinity.

2. Entries must be based on the 2011 PBBY-Salanga Prize-winning story, "Rizaldy" by Eugene Evasco. Copies of the said story may be requested from the PBBY Secretariat.

3. All entries must be original unpublished illustrations that have not won in any previous contest.

4. All entries must consist of three (3) illustrations that are of the same size and medium, based on the winning story.

5. A contestant may send in more than one (1) entry.

6. Each entry must be signed by a pen name only, preferably on a small piece of paper pasted on the back of each artwork. Entries with a signature or any identifying marks are automatically disqualified.

7. Together with each entry, contestants must submit a separate envelope, on the face of which only the pen name of the contestant shall appear. The envelope must contain the contestant's full name, address, contact numbers, short description of background, and notarized certification vouching for the originality of the entry and for the freedom of the organizers from any liability arising from the infringement of copyright in case of publication.

8. All entries must be sent to the PBBY Secretariat, c/o Adarna House,109 Scout Fernandez cor. Scout Torillo Street, Quezon City by March 30, 2011.

9. Winners will be announced no later than May 6, 2011. Non-winning entries must be claimed no later than June 29, 2011, after which they will no longer be the responsibility of the organizers.

Download the prize-winning story, "Rizaldy" by Eugene Evasco.

- you have to submit your entry by mail or hand-carry to the PBBY office. No online submission.
- your entry must consist of 3 illustrations.
- you can submit multiple entries.
- deadline is on March 30, 2011.

For more details, interested parties may contact PBBY by calling 352.6765 or emailing pbby [at] Also, check out the PBBY contest page.

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