Premio Rafael Palma 2023 Writing Contest Open for Entries

Premio Rafael Palma 2023 Writing Contest Open for Entries |

This article first appeared in La Jornada Filipina en español.

MANILA, Philippines — The fifth edition of the Premio Rafael Palma, a Spanish-language youth writing contest, is now open for submissions.

The contest, which began in 2019, is aimed at Filipino college and university students. It was established to honor the Filipino writer Rafael Palma (1874–1939), who served as the fourth president of the University of the Philippines, as well as to promote “the study, practice and use of Spanish and the awareness of Hispanic-Filipino literature among the youth of the country.”

Full contest rules are available on the website of the literary journal Revista Filipina, and entries are being accepted until Feb. 20.

The winning entries will have the chance to be published in the said journal. A publishing deal from the Consejería de Educación, a diploma from the University of the Philippines’ College of Arts and Letters, and cash awards from Revista Filipina in the amounts of PH₱2,000 for the first runner-up, PH₱1,700 for the runner-up and PH₱1,500 for the third-place winner will also be given to each participant.

The winners will be awarded on April 23 in the European Languages Department of UP Diliman.

The Spanish section of UP Diliman’s Department of European Languages, Revista Filipina, Asociación Filipina de Enseñanza del Español lengua extranjera, Círculo Hispánico, UP Student Council and the Embassy of Spain in Manila are organizing the said awards competition.

Check out the winners of the fourth Premio Rafael Palma.

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