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2011 Awardees

28th National Children's Book Day

PBBY

19 July 2011

SALANGA PRIZE

  • Eugene Evasco
    Rizaldy (grand prize)
  • Patricia Marie Grace Gomez
    Pepe's Gift (honorable mention)

ALCALA PRIZE

  • Yasmin Doctor (grand prize)
  • Leo Agtuca (honorable mention)
  • Jonathan Ranolla (honorable mention)

 

UP literature professor wins Rizal-themed
2011 PBBY-Salanga Prize

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People awards the 2011 PBBY-Salanga Prize to Eugene Evasco, a professor of creative writing and children's literature of the College of Arts and Letters in the University of the Philippines Diliman.

This year's PBBY-Salanga Prize called for Rizal-inspired stories, in preparation for the national hero's 150th birth anniversary. Evasco's entry entitled "Rizaldy" is about a boy who was named after the holiday on which he was born: Rizal Day. Honorable mention goes to a story about Rizal's childhood, "Pepe's Gift" by Patricia Marie Grace Gomez of Bacolod City.

Evasco shall receive P20,000.00, a gold medal, as well as the opportunity to be published. This is his second PBBY-Salanga Grand Prize, having won the award in 1997 for the story "Federico."

For inquiries about the contest, contact the PBBY Secretariat at telephone number 352-6765 loc. 203 or email pbby@adarna.com.ph.

 

UST graduate wins Rizal-themed 2011 PBBY-Acala Prize

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People awards the 2011 PBBY-Alcala Prize to Ma. Yasmin Doctor, a graduate from the University of the Santo Tomas and a member of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang-Ink). Honorable mention went to artists Leo Agtuca and Jonathan Rañola.

This year’s PBBY-Alcala Prize called for entries based on the 2011 PBBY-Salanga Prize-winning story, "Rizaldy" by Eugene Evasco. "Rizaldy" is about a boy who was named after the holiday on which he was born: Rizal Day. The contest is co-sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and The National Library.

Doctor shall receive P 25,000.00, a gold medal, as well as the opportunity to be published. This is her first PBBY-Alcala Grand Prize.

For inquiries about the contest, contact the PBBY Secretariat at telephone number 352-6765 loc. 203 or e-mail pbby@adarna.com.ph.

 

2011 Alcala Illustrators Prize Winner
Yasmin Doctor

Yasmin Doctor

Yasmin Doctor

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