The 1st Chito S. Roño Literary Awards: For Writers in Waray and Inabaknon

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09/15/2010 - 12:00am
09/15/2010 - 11:59pm
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Contests Rules

1.The contest is open to all writers coming from Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)—those currently residing within the specified geographical area or those born in Region VIII but have migrated to another place or country.

2.The contestant must be a Waray or Inabaknon speaker/writer.

3.Members of the Lamiraw Executive Committee/the contest organizers and the Lamiraw workshop panelists are prohibited from joining the competition.

4.Only three categories are covered by the contest, namely, poetry, short story and play. Contestants may use any of the two local languages: Waray and Inabaknon, and may send in one entry for each category.

Categories

a.Poetry

•An entry must consist of five poems of any topic, theme, length and form. Inabaknon writers must provide a translation of their works in Tagalog or English.

b.Short Story

•An entry must be at least ten pages but not more than thirty pages long. It can be on any

theme and it must be accompanied by a one-page summary. Inabaknon writers must

provide a translation of their works in Tagalog or English.

c.Play

•An entry must have a length of thirty-five minutes (35 minutes) to forty-five minutes (45 minutes), with an open and free theme. It must be accompanied by a one-page summary. Inabaknon writers must provide a translation of their works in Tagalog or English.

5.All entries must be originally written in Waray or Inabaknon not a translation from other languages. It should not have been published or has won in any contest.

6.Entries must be submitted in five copies (one original and four photocopies), double spaced on 8 1/2 x 11 inches regular size bond paper with one inch margin on all sides. Pages should be numbered consecutively (e.g. 1 of 30, 2 of 30 and so on) at the bottom right corner of each page. Font type must be Times New Roman, and 12 pts font size. Entries must bear the pseudonym of the writer. The author's name and pseudonym must be submitted in a separate sealed envelope along with the official application form, a 2x2 ID picture, and the contact information of the contestant. A notary public must attest the originality and authenticity of the entry. Please download the Contest Contract form posted at the NCCA website and at Panitikan.com.ph.

7.The following are the prizes at stake for the Chito S. Roño Literary Awards:

•Poetry

First Prize: P5,000.00 plus Certificate

Second Prize P3,000.00 plus Certificate

Third Prize: P1,000.00 plus Certificate

•Short Story

First Prize: P5,000.00 plus Certificate

•Play

First Prize: P6,000.00 plus Certificate

8.All entries must be addressed to:

Chito S. Roño Literary Awards

Arts, Social and Cultural Affairs Office

c/o Mr. Harold L. Mercurio

Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU)

Rueda St. , Brgy. Balud, Calbayog City

Samar 6710

9.Deadline for submission of entries is on September 15, 2010. Entries must be postmarked not later than September 15, 2010. Contestants are encouraged to send their entries through LBC, JRS or Air 21 fo efficient and safety delivery of manuscripts and other requirements.

10.Contestants are reminded to strictly follow the contest rules and requirements to avoid disqualification.

11.Winning entries shall become part of the literary collection of the Chito S. Roño Literary Awards (CSRLA) which is considered as property of the Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU). Authorship of the literary work remains with the writer. However, under the Contest Contract, the writer is bound to grant, assign and transfer unto NwSSU the right to:

a.publish

b.designate or appoint editors to edit the literary work or any portion of the literary work for publication purposes

c.to furnish copies of all winning literary works to NwSSU library and other libraries

d.to allow the works to be posted online and other electronic means by NwSSU

e.give permission to faculty members and students of NwSSU to photocopy such works for research and performance purposes.

In the one-act play, the writer is bound to grant, assign, and transfer to NwSSU the right to:

a.produce

b.authorize the production of, and /or carry out staging, telecasting, broadcasting, cinema, or other forms of exhibition via internet or other electronic means, any winning literary piece or portion thereof as determined by the school

c.appoint or designate editors or directors who may edit the literary work or any portion thereof to suit the demands of production or exhibition.

12.Writers shall not receive any additional remuneration or royalty, outside from the cash prize of the contest, from NwSSU once their winning literary piece is published by the University.

13.In case a breach of honesty and ethical conduct is violated by a contestant, the Chito S. Roño Literary Awards which is run by NwSSU will take legal action to disqualify any participant and discredit the literary work from being published in its collection of winning pieces.

14.The Chito S. Roño Literary Awards shall not be held accountable to any court litigation if a third party files a case against the winner and/or contestant for any act of plagiarism.

15.Winners of the Chito S. Roño Literary Awards will be announced in radio stations in Calbayog, Catbalogan and Tacloban. It will also be published in the local dailies and posted at the NCCA website and at Panitikan.com. The names of the board of judges will be revealed together with said press releases above. Winning contestants will be notified through phone and mail.

16.Announcement and awarding of winners will be done during the culmination of activities of the annual Lamiraw Regional Creative Writing Workshop (LRCWW) on November 12, 2010 at the Northwest Samar State University , Calbayog City , Samar .

17.The decision of the board of judges is final and irrevocable.

For inquiries, contact Mr. Harold L. Mercurio at 09177982781 or email at chitoronoawards@yahoo.com.

Required Documents

1.Official Application Form with 2x2 picture

2.Please provide any of the following:

•Certificate of Live Birth (clear photocopy) for those born in Region VIII)

•Certificate of Residency signed by the barangay captain of the place where the applicant is currently residing (for those who migrated to Region VIII)

3.Notarized Contest Contract

4.Original and four photocopy of the manuscripts

5.A softcopy of the entry in CD or DVD format

Contact the organizers at:

Arts, Social and Cultural Affairs Office
Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU)
Rueda Street , Brgy. Balud, Calbayog City
Mobile: 09177982781 Tel. (055) 209-3657 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (055) 209-3657      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Email: chitoronoawards@yahoo.com