The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2017 PBBY-Salanga Prize. The contest is co-sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the National Library of the Philippines (NLP). The winner shall receive twenty-five thousand (25,000) pesos and a medal. Prizes will be awarded in an appropriate ceremony to be held during the celebration of National Children’s Book Day in July 2017.
The contest is open to all Filipino citizens except those who are related to any PBBY member up to the third degree of consanguinity.
Stories should be intended for children aged 6 to 12 years old. The plot and the sequence must be capable of sustaining an illustrated book of 28 to 32 pages.
Entries may be in Filipino or English.
Entries must be in hard copy, double-spaced, on short bond paper. Maximum length is five (5) pages.
A contestant may send in more than one (1) entry.
Each entry must be signed by a pen name only. Five (5) copies of each entry should be placed in an envelope, on the face of which only the pen name of the contestant should appear.
Together with each entry, contestants must submit a second envelope, on the face of which the pen name shall appear. The second envelope must contain the contestant’s full name, address, contact numbers, a short literary background, and a notarized certification from the author, 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, and affirming that the entry or any variant thereof has (a) never been published nor (b) won any other contest i.e. that it has never won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or honorable mention in any other contest or otherwise been awarded a medal, a citation, or included in a publicized list of meritorious entries to a literary contest.
All entries must be sent through snail mail to the PBBY Secretariat, c/o Adarna House, Inc., Scout Torillo cor. Scout Fernandez Sts., Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City.
All entries must be received by the PBBY Secretariat no later than 5:00 p.m., December 2, 2016.
Winners will be announced no later than February 3, 2017. Non-winning entries will be disposed of by the PBBY Secretariat.
Grand prize and honorable mention winners shall be subject to a bidding process to be facilitated by the PBBY, to determine which publisher/s will publish their winning stories.
Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK), the Philippines’ first and only organization of illustrators for children, marks its 25th year with its anniversary exhibit, “Tinker Tales,” slated on Sept. 12 - Oct. 16 at the Third Floor Exhibition Halls, Ayala Museum, Makati Avenue cor De La Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati City. Founded in June 1991, Ang INK was the offshoot of a children's book illustration workshop sponsored by the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) and the Goethe-Institiute Manila and conducted by visiting German book illustrator Reinhard Michl. The organization was born out of the workshop participants’ belief that a collective effort among colleagues is vital to the professionalization and development of the industry. Since its inception, Ang INK has gone on to mount 46 group exhibits and publish several books as a group: “INKuwento” (1999), “Kuwentong Kalikasan, Katha ng Kabataan” (1999), “Water in the Ring of Fire” (1999), “Hale Hale Hoy” (2006), “Mga Tambay sa Tabi-Tabi” (2009), and “Ang INKredible Coloring Book” (2016). It has also received recognitions, including the Pearl Anniversary Reading Advocacy Award (2000), a Philippine Board on Books for Young People citation (2001); and a Museo Pambata Award of Recognition (2014); while individual members have reaped national and international awards. Today, Ang INK members continue to create art not just for children’s books, but also for comics, magazines, newspapers, workbooks, websites, toys, games, animation, greeting cards, posters, murals, postcards, and TV commercials. In 2016, Ang INK renews its commitment towards encouraging the creation and appreciation of illustrations for children with “Tinker Tales,” a showcase of over 200 works by Ang INK artists, inspired by stories gathered from a variety of institutions: The Raya School, San Vicente Elementary School, AHA Learning Center, Quality Life Discoveries, and ATD Fourth World-Philippines. In “Tinker Tales,” Ang INK continues the cycle of children inspiring art which inspires children. Prompted by story stones previously created by Ang INK at the Ayala Museum, children of different backgrounds came up with different stories, which are in turn illustrated in the works featured in the exhibit. The second part of the exhibit is a new set of characters, objects, and settings that can be used for fresh stories, for the next 25 years and beyond. Aside from the exhibit, Ang INK will also be hosting its annual INKFest (free admission with museum entrance) on Oct. 1, 10 am to 6 pm at the Ayala Museum G/F lobby, showcasing live art, merchandise tables, art activity booths, and more. Other activities in line with the month-long anniversary celebration are the following: Sept. 24, G/F Lobby, book launch of Adarna House’s Kapitbahay Kubo and Kara at Play illustrated by Jamie Bauza & Pergy Acuña (10 am – 12 nn, free admission); Illustration Masterclass: Secret Techniques for Award-Winning Book Illustrations facilitated by Sergio Bumatay III and Rommel Joson (2 - 5 pm, P1,500 registration fee); and Oct. 8, Kiddie Arts & Crafts Party (10 am - 12 nn, G/F Lobby, free admission with museum entrance), and Sketch Afternoon, a drawing session with your favorite INKies (2 - 5 pm, 3/F Lobby, P650). "Tinker Tales" is mounted in partnership with Ayala Museum, in cooperation with Prestige Paper Products, Fedrigoni, Canvas.ph, Sakura, Adarna House, Oishi, Wavelink, Lampara Books, Summit Books, Davies Paint, and OMF Literature. For details and other inquiries, contact email@example.com.
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at Lumaya 2, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Write your name, email address, and one sentence about why
you want to learn more about Filipino children's literature. I will randomly
select three winners at 9 p.m. (Philippine time) on Wednesday, July 27. This is
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ang mag-aakala na eksayting ang paglalakbay ng isang butiki? Sobrang nakakaaliw
ang pagsulpot-sulpot kung saan-saang bahagi ng bahay ng butiki sa kuwento. Ang
simpleng texto ay nagamit pa upang ituro ang konsepto ng kabaliktaran, sa
paraang kaaya-aya. Kung kaya, hindi ka magsasawa sa pagsubaybay sa lahat ng
dinaanan ni Butiki.
Ang aklat na ito, ay
kumpleto sa sangkap, puwera lang sa salita. Marami itong iba't ibang kulay,
siksik sa tamis at umaapaw sa aliw. Kung sa bagay, ano pa ba ang
kailangan sabihin kung kitang-kita naman at madali maintindihan ng bata man o
matanda ang paggawa at pagkain ng haluhalo? Haaay! ang sarap ulit-ulitin ang
pagbabasa sa nalikhang aklat ni Eli F. Camacho na Haluhalo.
Judges' citation: We
see it everywhere. A crowd of funny, wise, vulgar, ridiculous words and
phrases rendered in bold strokes and colorful letters. But as the
sight becomes too familiar, the messages they convey are soon
ignored. Thus, it is refreshing to read Mailin Paterno's simple
story about a billboard maker who turned harsh warnings into gentle reminders.
Isabel Roxas complemented it with her signature whimsical
illustrations using bright splashes of color and chaotic spreads that
actually make sense. Together, they createdMang Andoy's Signs,
a delightful book for both children and adults. This book truly deserves a
sign of its own saying: "Simply marvelous!"
Judges' citation: Masarap maging
bahagi ng pamilyang Pilipino. Malaki, maingay pero masaya. Para bang ibinalik
ako sa pagkabata ng “Salusalo para kay Kuya.” Naalala ko noong bata pa ako,
kapag kaarawan ko na ay sabik na sabik akong gumising nang maaga para buksan
ang aking mga regalo. Ramdam mo rin ang pagmamahal ng isang kapamilya sa kaanak
sa kuwento. Sa bawat pahina ng kuwento, nangungusap ang mga mapinpintog na
pisngi ng mga tauhan, abala sa isang salusalo, pero masaya pa rin ang lahat.
Ipinapa-alaala na dapat tayong maging katulad ni Bubuy Boy, na umiiyak ng
bahaghari, na kahit na parang may iniwan na malaking butas ang ating kaanak
kapag sila ay pumanaw na, kailangan tayong maging malakas at puno ng pag-asa at
sariwain ang mga inspirasyong iniwan nila.
Ergoe Tinio, JC Galag, at Adarna House sa mahusay na kuwento!
Judges' citation: Supremois an engaging read. This heartwarming story
takes you back to the good old days when you felt lucky to have a best friend
and you felt tingled upon seeing your crush. Its flowing language, realistic
plot, and catchy illustrations come together to give you one unforgettable
ride. It makes you laugh out loud; it makes you stop and think; it even manages
to make you shed tears. And, just when you start thinking you’ve had it all, it
reminds you of your social responsibility―without pushing it down your throat
forcibly. Kids will love this, and adults will enjoy it, too. Supreme, indeed!
Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tábon is
a captivating tale of a young boy’s courage amidst the enveloping darkness in
his life. Edgar Calabria Samar pulls us into a world of mysterious events and
frightening characters from Philippine folklore. He expertly weaves in elements
from role-playing video games, a concept that connects with young readers (and
to gamers of all ages). This book takes us on a rollercoaster ride full of
adventure, suspense, and danger.
Finally, a hero like Janus Silang claims his space in our imagination.
He rises above the challenges and gives hope―a bright star leading us out of
In the Philippines, the month of July is dedicated to the
promotion of children's books. National Children's Book Day (NCBD) is
celebrated every third Tuesday of this month. With this year's theme, Bumasa at
Lumaya, the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) will celebrate
through a book fair and children's literature talks.
The book fair and children's literature talks will be held
on July 23 at Xavier School in San Juan. The fair shall feature local
children's book publishers. Aside from selling selected titles at a discounted
rate, publishers will also hold simultaneous storytelling sessions. A special
package of all National Children's Book Award-winning titles, from 2010 to
2016, may also be purchased at the fair. Entrance to the fair is free!
The culmination of the NCBD celebration is the children's
literature talks. This whole-day event will be a gathering of writers,
illustrators, students, storytellers, teachers, librarians, and parents. For a
registration fee of PHP800.00, participants may choose to attend among
discussions on writing sensitive stories, body positivity in young adult
fiction, the evolution of children's book illustrations, raising multilingual readers,
and more. Award-winning author Augie Rivera (Alamat ng Ampalaya, Isang Harding
Papel); award-winning illustrator Liza Flores (Chenelyn! Chenelyn!, The Secret
is in the Soil); and reading advocate and educator Victor Villanueva (Reading
Association of the Philippines) are some of the industry experts who will be
sharing their knowledge on children's content and reading. Organizations such
as The Learning Library and The Learning Basket will also share their expertise
on multilingualism and homeschooling respectively.
For inquiries about the book fair and children's literature
talks, you may e-mail email@example.com or call 352-6765 loc 204.