Bisaya fiction writing tilt opens

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 July) – Fiction writers in Bisaya who are residents of Mindanao may now submit their works to the 1st Satur P. Apoyon Tigi sa Mubong Sugilanong Binisaya, which is accepting entries until Sept. 15 this year.

Organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Davao Writers Guild, the contest was known in the past two years as the Fiction Writing in Bisaya contest, but was renamed in honor of one of its founding members, Satur P. Apoyon, who recently passed away.

Each contestant can submit only one entry which should be original, unpublished and must not have won any awards.

The story must be printed between 10 to 20 pages in length (double-spaced, using letter-size paper, using Times New Roman, 12pts).

The organizers said entries that fail to comply with the instruction will be automatically disqualified. A hard copy of the entry should be delivered to the following address: Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City 8022.

The envelope should contain the following: the contest entry; a separate sheet attesting to the authorship and no-publication/no-award of the work; and author’s complete contact information, signed by the author. A soft copy should be sent by email to [email protected]

The criteria for judging are: language (25%), technique (25%), relevance (25%), and overall impact (25%). Winners will be notified by mobile phone and email.

Cash prizes are as follows: first prize, P10,000.00; second prize, P7,000.00; third prize, P5,000.00. (MindaNews)