Saturday, January 05, 2008


Everyone is invited to join the CANVAS' 4th Annual Romeo Forbes Storywriting Competition. There is no particular theme for this year, other than the use of artist Joy Mallari's oil on canvas painting as the inspiration or basis for the entry (click
here to view it).

Besides the grand prizes of P30,000.00 and a trophy, the winning story -- in English or Filipino, with 2,000 words or less -- will also be rendered and published as a full color children's book in mid-2009.

Only one entry is allowed per participant. It has to be submitted by email (as a Microsoft Word attachment) to with the subject heading 2008 Romeo Forbes Children's Storywriting Competition.

Also include a cover sheet with your name, mailing and email address, and telephone number. Only the story title should appear on all pages of the entry.

The deadline for submission is Friday, March 21, 2008.

For further details, visit the official blogsite of Canvas, Looking for Juan de la Cruz.

Many thanks to Daniel Palma Tayona for the head's up!


posted by Señor Enrique at 7:30 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this is definitely a good competition for everyone to test their skills in story writing. In Malaysia we have this competition called NaNoWriMo. Held every November and competitors have to write 10,000 words within a month. Challenging; really!


Anyway, are you joining the competition?

January 05, 2008 7:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You bought that mug from SM! lol

Hum. Interesting painting. Wonder what sort of bizarre story would come out of it. :p

January 05, 2008 8:09 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Wouldn't be surprised if it did in fact come from SM, Wordgasm! My sister often does her household shopping there :) Have you got the same mug?

Quite a challenging contest because of the painting, but I'm sure our wordsmiths out there will manage to come up with some very interesting entries. Sali na!

January 06, 2008 6:33 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

10,000 words within a month, Kyels? But how are the judges to know they weren't works done months before the contest? Amazing!

Might give it a try. This would be the first writing competition for me. Incidentally, since the target audience are children, I'm sure everyone should join. After all bloggers are very good writers.

January 06, 2008 6:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Eric!

January 06, 2008 10:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is very interesting...

January 06, 2008 10:34 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

It is, indeed, Narissa. sali na din :)

January 07, 2008 6:51 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hopefully, Daniel, many of our fellow bloggers would join and make this a successful competition , especially for our children :)


January 07, 2008 6:52 AM  

Blogger  gmirage said...

Ah yeah, I read about this at the canvas website 3 days ago! I can only see a small photoof Mallari's painting there, thanks for the link! Let's extract our creative juices and join...=)

January 07, 2008 3:55 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

And I wish you, G. Mirage and everyone lots of luck. One thing I'm sure of, our children will benefit immensely from everyone's efforts! This is really exciting!

January 07, 2008 9:28 PM  

Blogger -= dave =- said...

Hmm.. the painting is awesome, by the way.

January 08, 2008 12:54 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

It is, isn't it Dave? Hope it has enticed you to whip up a fine short story for the contest :)

January 08, 2008 6:49 AM  

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