NCCA now accepting entries for 2019 Writers’ Prize

Attention, mommy writers! The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is gearing up for the 2019 Writers’ Prize.

The biennial award is open to writers in the poetry, novel, essay/creative non-fiction, short story, and drama categories. It awards P250,000 to one winner per category to assist them for one year, during which the writing stage of the project takes place.

Interested applicants must submit the following requirements:

  • Accomplished official entry form
  • Applicant’s curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Three to five pages of concept paper discussing the rationale and significance of the project
  • The initial output of the project, which shall be submitted in four printed copies

The categories and the expected initial output for each category are:

  • Poetry (Chavacano), 10 poems at one poem per page
  • Novel (Waray), first 50 pages
  • Essay /Creative Non-fiction (Kinaray-a), three essays with a minimum of 2,000 words per essay
  • Short Story (Cebuano), three stories with a minimum of 2,000 words per story
  • Drama (Ibanag), one-act for a full-length drama or two one-act plays

The awardees/grantees must complete the project output as follows:

  • Poetry (Chavacano), at least 30 poems
  • Novel (Waray) – Minimum of 50,000 words
  • Essay / Creative Non-fiction (Kinaray-a), at least 12 essays with a minimum of 2,000 words per essay
  • Short Story (Cebuano), at least 12 stories with a minimum of 2,000 words per story
  • Drama (Ibanag), full-length drama (at least three acts) or five one-act plays

 

Deadline for submission of entries is on August 29, 2019 (Thursday).

All entries should be addressed and submitted to:

NCCA WRITERS’ PRIZE Secretariat

Policy / Plan Formulation and Programming Division (P/PFPD) – Arts Section
NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS

NCCA Building, 633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila

Attention: Subcommission on the Arts

 

For queries on NCCA Writers’ Prize 2019, please contact (02) 522-2084 (DL) / (02) 527-2192 (TL) local. 527 & 51, (02) 527-2198 / (02) 527-2209 / (02) 527-2194 or ppfpd@ncca.gov.ph.