The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is now accepting entries for the 2009 PBBY-Alcala Prize. This contest, named after cartoonist and PBBY founding member Larry Alcala, will award the winner with a cash prize of P25,000.00, a gold medal, and an opportunity to be published. Prizes, co-sponsored by The National Library and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, will be awarded in an appropriate ceremony to be held during the celebration of National Children’s Book Day on July 21, 2009.
All entries must be sent to the PBBY Secretariat, c/o Adarna House, 2nd Floor FSS Bldg. 20 Scout Tuason Street, Quezon City 1103, Philippines by March 27, 2009. Complete contest guidelines are found here. For more details, interested parties may contact the Philippine Board on Books for Young People, at 2nd Floor FSS Bldg. 20 Scout Tuason Street, Quezon City 1103, Philippines, Telefax 372-3548 or email pbby [at] adarna.com.ph.