Thursday, July 9, 2009

Tulaa sa Tren Poetry Writing Contest --> extended till July 30, 2009

The National Book Development Board (NBDB), Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), Vibal Foundation, and Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP) are giving aspiring poets a chance to have their poems posted in LRT trains as part of the Tulaan sa Tren readership promotion campaign.

Rules and guidelines:

1. The contest is open from 22 June 2009 until 22 July 2009 to all Filipino citizens of all ages.

2. The NBDB will accept original, unpublished poems with the theme Journeys/Paglalakbay. Entries may be in English, Filipino, or any of the regional languages (with English or Tagalog translation if written in a regional language) and should be up to 200 words long. Only one (1) poem per author will be accepted.

3. The Board of Judges will select three (3) winners each for the English and Filipino categories. For each category, the Grand Prize winner will receive P5,000.00, second prize winner will receive P3,000.00, and third prize winner will receive P2,000.00. Winning entries will be posted in LRT trains alongside the works of established Filipino poets and will be published in a compilation of Tulaan sa Tren 2 poems. The NBDB shall share copyright with the authors for their winning poems for purposes of broadcast and/or publication in the NBDB’s readership campaigns.

4. Entries must be submitted along with the Official Entry Form. The author’s name and address must only appear in the Official Entry Form and must not appear on the entry. Entries may be e-mailed to or sent postmarked no later than July 22, 2009 to:

Office of the Executive Director
National Book Development Board
2/F NPO Bldg.
EDSA cor. NIA Northside Road
Diliman, Quezon City

5. The winners will be contacted by the NBDB prior to the launch of Tulaan sa Tren 2 and will be awarded during the project launch tentatively set in August.

Entry forms may be downloaded from the NBDB website (


TheBachelorGirl said...

This is fantastic! I'll try to think of something...

VIN said...

Yah, have to think of a new work this time. BTW, I saw you on "Rosalinda." Are you appearing there on a regular basis? Congrats! #1 fan of "Rosalinda" here ever since. I also bought a casette tape of its OST in 2000. hehe :)

Paolo Cristobal said...

hey, i should have posted this over at our bulletin board in school.

I will try to come up with something. wow. my poem in the lrt. bruohahaha

VIN said...

Invite others to join too. Hope we have our poems posted in LRT Trains.

VIN said...

Please take note that this contest is extended till July 30, 2009.

Guest said...

oh my gosh! sayang, i only knew about it now! i should've joined the contest. i love reading the poems in LRT pa naman. wahhhh! frustrating! but anyway. thank you na rin at nabasa ko. hehehe.

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