The 2019 Gémino H. Abad Awards for Poetry and Literary Criticism is now open for submissions. All graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled in any of the University of the Philippine (UP) System’s eight constituent campuses may join the competition. The Awards are sponsored by the UP Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs and managed by the Department of English and Comparative Literature of UP Diliman.
The contest accepts poetry (no more than 10 pages) and critical essays on Philippine literary work (4000-7000 words). First prize winners will receive P10,000.00 each; two runners-up in each category will also receive P2,500.00. Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2018.
The competition rules and regulations can be downloaded from The entry form is available at Winners will be announced in May 2019.