Dula Tayo

Published February 26, 2022, 11:02 AM

by Manila Bulletin

KWF calls participants for 2022 monologue-writing contest

The Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) is encouraging public to take part in this year’s Dula Tayo: Pagsulat ng Dramatikong Monologo contest anchored on the theme “Pagpapahalaga sa Kasaysayan, Kultura, Karapatan, Kapakanan, at Wika ng mga Katutubo (Indigenous Peoples).”

The KWF-sponsored online competition is a collaborative effort among the UNESCO International Decade of Indigenous Languages (IDIL) 2022–2032, as well as the Manila SDGs ResiliArt EarthSaving Event (under UNESCO patronage) organized by the International Theater Institute (ITI) -Philippines Center. It is put together for in commemoration of the Month of Literature.

The contest is open to all Filipinos above the age of 18, regardless of gender, as long as they are not KWF employees or family members.

‘The submitted entry must not be more than 20 pages long and, if presented, must not last more than 20 minutes. Only one entry per person is allowed.’

Participants must submit entries written in Filipino. It must be their original work that has not previously been awarded by or submitted to any other contest or publication. It should also not yet be published or translated into another language.

Furthermore, the submitted entry must not be more than 20 pages long and, if presented, must not last more than 20 minutes. Only one entry per person is allowed.

Applicants have until Feb. 28, to submit their entries for a chance to win ₱15,000 for first place, ₱13,000 for second, and ₱10,000 for third. Winners will be announced in April on the KWF official Facebook page.

KFW warns everyone that anyone caught plagiarizing will be penalized. The rewards for the entry will be revoked, and they will be barred from participating in any future KWF contests.

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