Text and photo by Christa I. De La Cruz
On March 1, 2013, winners of the 28th De La Salle University Annual Awards for Literature and the 3rd De La Salle University Annual Awards for Visual Arts were recognized for their excellence in the arts during the awarding ceremonies at the Multi-Purpose Hall of Br. Andrew Gonzalez Building at DLSU-Manila. Both contests are open to all undergraduate students enrolled during the Second Trimester of SY 2012-2013 in any of the 17 participating schools under De La Salle Philippines.
Facilitated by emcees Angelo Tiglao of the Arts College Government (ACG) and Stephanie Te of Green Giant FM, the awarding was introduced through an opening remarks by Demi Ng, Managing Editor of the Malate Literary Folio. Guests were treated to a night of poetry and music as members of Malate read literary pieces from local and foreign writers and Kimberly Tanhui perfomed a song rendition. Genevieve Cruz, Chief of Staff of ACG, delivered the closing remarks and acknowledged the participants who supported the event.
The winners are:
“Buhusan” by Jonnah Dayuta
“How to Find Sunlight” by Manuel Villa III
First Honorable Mention
“Ninety-Ten” by Rachelle Cedillo
Second Honorable Mention
“Birthday Gifts” by Jeremy Yumul
Third Honorable Mention
“Paintings of Still Life” by Almira Joy Jota
“Balik-tanaw” by Ma. Clarissa Flores
“Guardian Angel” by Achilles Balderia
“Penance” by Miguel Antonio Luistro
“Caesura” and “Cipher,” both by Francisco Nuñez
“Social Networking is Masturbation” by Kevin Roque
“Torrent” by Julio Diego Ibarra
Awardees received cash prizes of Php 3,000 (First Place), Php 2,000 (Second Place), and Php 1,000 (Third Place). Categories Maikling Kuwento, Essay, Sanaysay, Painting were omitted because of a low number of participating entries.
This year’s Board of Judges were Erika Carreon and Johann Espiritu for Short Story; Merlie Alunan and Simeon Dumdum for Poetry; Rebecca Añonuevo and Fidel Rillo for Tula; Kidlat de Guia and Edwin Tuyay for Photography; and Christina Dy and Ana Katrina Ocol for Drawing.
The 28th DLSU Annual Awards for Literature and the 3rd DLSU Annual Awards for Visual Arts were presented by the Student Media Office, Council of Editors, Arts College Government, and Malate Literary Folio–Gawad Pedro Bucaneg Awardee in the 2012 UMPIL National Congress.
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