Thursday, March 29, 2007


THE Maningning Miclat Art Foundation Inc. (MMAFI) is calling on young poets writing in Filipino, English and Chinese to participate in the 2007 Maningning Poetry Competition.

The poetry contest consists of three divisions—Filipino, English and Chinese—is open to all poets, age 28 and below. An entry must consist of at least 8 but not more than 15 poems. Authors may join all the divisions but can submit only 1 entry in every division. All entries should be original in every language and not a translation of another entry.

All entries should be submitted in 4 copies, double-spaced on 8-1/2 by 11 inches bond paper with one-inch margin on all sides and with Arial or Times New Roman size 12 font. Entry should be submitted using pen name only. Real name and pen name should be submitted in a separate sealed envelop together with a bio data, copy of birth certificate and a notarized declaration of originality and authenticity of authorship of the entry.

Entries must be addressed to the Maningning Miclat Art Foundation Inc. (MMAFI), 2nd Floor Mile Long Building, Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, (tel. no. 816-7490 to 91) not later than 5 p.m. of April 17, 2007. Entries sent by mail should be postmarked/invoiced not later than April 3, 2007.

The Maningning Miclat Awards was launched to honor her short but meaningful life and to encourage, recognize and nurture young talents like her. This year's grand winners will receive a P28,000 cash award for each of the three categories, copies of collector's edition of "Voice from the Underworld" and "Beauty for Ashes: Remembering Maningning" as well as the Miclat family journal, Beyond the Great Wall and trophies by the eminent sculptor, Julie Lluch.

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