The 1st Satur P. Apoyon Tigi sa Mubong Sugilanong Binisaya now open for submissions.
Fiction writers in Bisaya who are residents of Mindanao are invited to join the Satur P. Apoyon Tigi sa Mubong Sugilanong Binisaya. In the past two years, this contest was known as the Fiction Writing in Bisaya contest. This year, the Guild decided to rename the contest henceforth in honor of one of its founding members, Satur P. Apoyon, who recently passed away.
The deadline for submission is September 15, 2010. Cash prizes are as follows: first prize, P10,000.00; second prize, P7,000.00; third prize, P5,000.00.
Each contestant is allowed only one (1) entry. The story should be original (written by the contestant), unpublished (not printed in any newspaper, magazine or book), must not have won any awards. It must be printed between 10 to 20 pages in length (double-space, using Letter-size paper, using Times New Roman, 12pts). Participants are advised to comply with the instructions. Non-compliant entries will be automatically disqualified. A hard copy of the entry should be delivered to the following address: Rene Estremera, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City 8022.
The envelope should contain the following: The contest entry; a separate sheet attesting to the authorship and no-publication/no-award of the work; and author’s complete contact information, signed by the author. A soft copy should be sent by email to
The criteria for judging are: Language (25%), Technique (25%), Relevance (25%), and Overall Impact (25%). Winners will be notified by cellphone and email.
The contest is a project of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Davao Writers Guild.
Winners of the 2nd Fiction-Writing Contest in Bisaya, organized by the Davao Writers Guild and the National Commission on Literary Arts, were announced today by the contest panel of judges.
The winner of the First Prize is the short story, “Danguyngoy sa Suba” written by Jayson E. Parba of Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City. Winner of the Second Prize is “Kinsa ang Nagpatay sa Pari sa Calinan” by UP Mindanao graduate Errol A. Merquita of Tugbok, Davao City, and Winner of the Third Prize is “Bugti” by Liceo de Cagayan University graduate Raul G. Moldez of Cagayan de Oro City.