Panitikan News and Features


The Joke’s on Me poetry contest for UP Baguio students now open

Contest Mechanics

1. The contest is open to all UP Baguio students enrolled this 2nd semester 2015-2016.

2. The contestant is free to interpret the given theme ‘The Joke’s On Me’ in any way. The entry must be an original work of poetry with a corresponding title.

3. The poem may be written in English or Filipino (with or without specific form/word count/length, etc.)


Lumahok sa Sali(n) Na, Shakespeare 2016

Magsalin o hindi, ito ang tanong. 

Tinatawagan ang mga kabataan na lumahok sa Sali(n) Na, Shakespeare 2016!

Ang Sali(n) Na, Shakespeare! ay isang timpalak sa pagsasalin sa Filipino ng pinakamahahalagang tekstong pampanitikan na naglalayong hikayatin ang mga kabataan na lumahok sa gawaing pagsasalin.


34th National Book Awards winners announced

The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle recently hosted the culminating ceremony for the 34th National Book Awards (NBA), recognizing and celebrating the best books published in 2014. The official ceremony was held on December 5, 2015 at the Old Senate Session Hall, National Museum of the Philippines, Ermita, Manila. NBDB Chair […]


Call for submissions to The Kokoy F. Guevara Poetry Competition

The Kokoy F. Guevara Poetry Competition was established by the friends and family of the late poet Francisco F. Guevara, in partnership with the De La Salle University (DLSU) Department of Literature and the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC), to commemorate his life and work.                  […]


National Children’s Book Awards 2016 now open for nominations

Now on its 4th year, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Philippine Board on Books for the Young (PBBY) will present the National Children’s Book Awards on July 2016. The NCBA will give honor to the best books for children and young adults (0-19 years) published during the years 2014 and 2015. The […]


8th Premyo Tomas Arejola sa Literaturang Bikolnon now accepting entries

The 8th Premyo Tomas Arejola sa Literaturang Bikolnon (PTALB) is seeking  to honor the five most outstanding literary works in the Bikol language for 2016.  New and unpublished works in the following genres are eligible for the competition: Osipon (fiction), Saysay (essay), Halipot na Pasali na Pan-entablado (one-act play), Rawitdawit (poetry), and Osipon na Pan-aki […]


2016 Amelia Lapena-Bonifacio Literary Contest now accepting entries

The 2016 Amelia Lapena-Bonifacio Literary Contest, sponsored by the Department of English and Comparative Literature, is now open for submissions. The contest accepts short story, poetry, creative nonfiction, and critical essay submissions from currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students of UP Diliman. The full list of rules and regulations can be seen at the DECL […]