1. There are five (5) divisions in the awards
This year's contest has ten (10) categories namely :
b. The Teleplay and Screenplay categories are open only in the Filipino division.
c. Other than the limitations specified in item 1b above, the other categories are open in both English and Filipino division.
2. Each category is open to Filipinocitizens, except officers and employees of the Carlos Palanca Foundation, Inc. A non-resident Filipino should present proof of continued citizenship.
3. Authors may submit only one (1) entry for each category.
4. The author should not put his/her real name, address, school (if students) on his/her entry. The author should sign the entry with a pen name, and submit the same with a sealed envelopeon the outside of which should be written the category, title of the entry and pen name; inside the envelope should be a paper containing the title of the entry, the author's real name, address, telephone number, and his/her brief bio-data.
5. Published or unpublished works may be entered in the contest. However, in the case of previously published or produced works, (except in the Screenplay) the first publication or production therof must have taken place within May 1, 1999 to April 30,2000.
6. A work which has been awarded a prize in another contest is not qualified for the awards.
7. All entries should be submitted in four (4) mcopies, including the original. IT MUST BE TYPEWRITTEN OR COMPUTER-TYPED. DOUBLE-SPACE ON REGULAR BOND PAPER 8 1/2 x 11 INCHES, AND WITH APPROXIMATELY ONE INCH MARGIN ON ALL SIDES. IF COMPUTER-TYPED, THE FONT SIZED SHOULD BE 12 AND THE TYPE STYLE SHOULD BE BOOK ANTIQUA, ARIAL OR TIMES NEW ROMAN. ALL COPIES SHOULD BE LEGIBLE AND NEAT. SUBMITTED COPIES OF WINNING ENTRIES SHALL REMAIN WITH AND BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE CARLOS PALANCA FOUNDATION, INC. SUBMITTED COPIES OF NON-WINNING ENTRIES MAY BE CLAIMED BY THE AUTHORS NOT LATER THAT SIX (6) MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS.
8. The Kabataan Essay is open to all high school students aged 18 and below. The category is Informal Essay (personal) and open in English and Filipino divisions. The essay must develop the Theme: "My Favorite Filipino Hero" for the English division and "Ang Aking Itinatanging Bayaning Filipino" for the Filipino division. An entry must be at least four (4) but not more than five (5) typewritten pages and must carry an original title. Each entry must be accompanied by an attestation from the high school principal that the contestant is a bonafide student of the school at the time of the submission and that the entry is the author's original work.
9. Inthe Screenplay category, the entry must be a full-length film of approximately two (2) hours. The theme is open and free. However, it should inspire the viewer with moral values. Film scripts previously produced will not be admissible.
10. In the Short Story for Children category an entry must be not more than ten (10) typewritten pages and may deal with any subject, provided it is directed principally to promote appreciation of Filipino literature or culture by children in the grade school level, ages 7 - 12.
11. In the Short Story category, an entry must be at least ten (10) but not more than twenty five (25) typewritten pages.
12. In the Poetry category, an entry must consist of a collection of at least ten (10) but not more than fifteen (15) poems.
13. In the Essay category, an entry should be at least ten (10) but not more than twenty-five (25) typwritten pages. The contest is open only to Informal (personal) essays.
14. In the One-Act Play category, an entry must be of sufficient length to approximate a performing time of forty - five (45) minutes.
15. In the Full-length Play category, an entry must consist of two (2) or more acts.
16. In the Teleplay category, an entry when produced on television presentation must have a maximum of 1 1/2 hours running time and must be original. Sitcoms and drama depicting socially relevant themes are preferred.
17. In the Future Fiction category, an entry musy consist of at least ten (10) but not more than twenty-five (25) typewritten pages and should present a scenario of the future Filipino and the country.
18. Entries submitted must have considered and complied with the government policies on printed matters.
19. Subject to the foregoing, and in order to give the public access to the winning works, the author hereby grants, assigns, and transfers unto the sponsor, the right, without necessity of any payment other than the prize which may have been awarded; to publish from time to time, any winning entry or selections or portions therof, as it may at its discretion dtermine; to designate or appoint edtors, who may edit the work or any portion therof to suit the demands of publication; to furnish a resonable number of copies of all winning works to the National Library or other libraries; and/or allow students to make copies for researh or in connection with their school requirements. In the case of the One-act Play, Full-length Play, Teleplay and Screenplay, in addition to the sponsor's right of publication, the sponsor should also have the right to produce, or authorized to be produced, for staging, telecasting, broadcasting, or cinema or other form of exhibition, from time to time any winning entry or selection or portions thereof as it may at its discretion determine; to appoint or designate editors or directors who may edit the work or any portion thereof to suit the demands of production or exhibition.
20. In connection with the grant, assignment, or transfer to the sponsor of the right to publication, re-publication, production, reproduction or exhibition as stated in paragraph 19 of these rules, and pursuant to the requirements R.A. No. 8293, entries must be accompanied by the author's written consent to abide by the rules of the contestacknowledge before a Notary Public. In the case of minors, particularly with respect to the Kabataan Essay category, the written consent of the parents or legal guardians shall also be required. The appropriate forms are available at:
CARLOS PALANCA FOUNDATION, INC.
21. Entries must be addressed to the Board of Judges, Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, which shall be the sole body to evaluate the literary ,erits of the works. ENTRIES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE CARLOS PALANCA FOUNDATION, INC. office at the above address NOT LATER THAN APRIL 30, 2000. Entries sent by mail or courier should be postmarked/invoiced not later than April 15,2000.
22. The prizes for each contest category are the following
23. The Board of Judges shall have the discretion not to award any pyize if in its judgement, no meritorious entry has been submitted.
24. The sponsor has the sole right to designate the persons who shall constitute the Board of Judges in each of the contest categories. The decision of the majority of the Board of Judges in all categories shall be final.
25. The names of the winners and the members of the Board of Judges shall be announced on or about September 1, 2000.
26. All parties submitting entries are deemed to have accepted the rules of the contest, and agree to abide thereby. .