The two (2) winners for this category will be determined from a shortlist of six (6). The winner of the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize – The Philippine Star will be awarded a regular column to be published twice a month or 24 articles for a year, under the column, ‘Platforms’ in the Arts & Culture section of the paper. The winner of the Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize – ArtAsiaPacific Magazine will be contributing to the bi-monthly publication, with a total of six articles for a year. Moreover, the two winners of the Ateneo Art Awards – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism will be contributing to Perro Berde, an annual publication for cultural dialogue by Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines.
All shortlisted writers will also have the chance to submit their works to the new online site, Vital Points: Essays from the Ateneo Art Awards – Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prizes in Art Criticism, a new platform created in partnership with the Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation Inc., as another venue for art criticism.