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 firstname.lastname@example.org.