Monday, September 08, 2008

UP's sarsuwela writing contest extended

The College of Arts and Letters of the University of the Philippines Diliman announces the extension of the submission deadline for the UP Sarsuwela Writing Contest, one of the events included in the UP Sarsuwela Festival to be held in February 2009.

The organizers of the Sarsuwela Writing Contest have moved the deadline for submission of entries to Oct. 10.

The contest is open to all Filipinos. Entries must be written in Filipino and must follow the three-act structure of the traditional sarsuwela.

The contest theme is “Amor, vida, patria” (Love, life, country). The story may be historical or contemporary in subject matter.

All entries shall consist of a soft copy (CD in Word or Text format) and three hard copies (Times New Roman, Helvetica, or Arial Narrow fonts, 12 points, double spaced in 8½ x 11 inches bond paper).

The recorded score (CD in MP3 or other PC-compatible format) should also be included. The author and the composer’s real names and addresses must not appear on the entry. They should seal in a letter envelope both the prescribed Official Entry Form and Authorization Form, together with their bio-notes or brief resumé, and this envelope should be submitted together with the entry.

On this sealed envelope should be written or typed the title of the entry and the author’s pen name. Authors may submit only one entry. The winning entry will be staged by Dulaang UP at the festival and will be published in a special issue of the UP Philippine Humanities Review. The winning writer and composer will win a P200,000 cash prize.

For further details, call 9287508 or 9818500 local 2102, 2104 and 2106. E-mail Visit Contest rules and forms may be downloaded from

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