MANILA - The Outlook Foundation and the PTC-CSJ Foundation are launching the SAGIP storybook writing competition this month to interested participants.
The competition is open to writers and non-writers of all ages, so anyone can join.
Interested applicants can submit a 500 to 700-word children's story based on the theme "Saving Our Seas."
The document should be submitted as an MS Word document, with the following filename format: "Surname.Given name.doc"
This document should be e-mailed to [email protected], along with a duly accomplished application form found at the OPF's website.
The deadline of submissions is on November 30, 2009.
Contest entries will be judged by Wilbur Victoria, two-time Palanca awardee and founder of The Junior Inquirer; Queena Lee-Chua, a Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teacher awardee and Inquirer "Learning" columnist; and evangelist Bo Sanchez, a bestselling author and founder of Kerygma magazine.
The grand prize winner will get P40,000 and the winning piece will be published into a book, illustrated by one of the foundation's artist-advocates, to be exclusively sold at Powerbooks.
Copies of the winning book will be donated to various public schools around the Philippines to enhance their English Literacy Program.
For more information on the contest, visit the Outlook Foundation's website at http://www.theopf.org.