Lampara Books Announces Winners in the 7th Children's Story Writing Contest
The 7th Lampara Books Children’s Story Writing Contest received an overwhelming 148 entries. Among these entries, one story emerged as the sole winner, besting the grand prize award.
The story written by Mary Grace Salazar Borja entitled “Ang Lumang Makina ni Lola Mina” topped the contest. It is a story about a little girl and her grandmother who kept on giving her dresses the old lady made herself.
Borja, a resident of Plaridel, Bulacan graduated from Bulacan State University. She won a cash prize of Php 30,000.00 plus a scroll of merit.
The board of jury was composed of Ms. Becky Bravo, award-winning children’s story writer and currently an editor-translator-writer at LPHI; Mr. Eugene Y. Evasco, Palanca Awards hall of famer, UP professor and award-winning author of children’s stories; and Mr. Segundo D. Matias, Jr., Palanca Award-winner for teleplay and children’s story and LPHI president and general manager.
The judging was held at the Lampara Publishing House, Inc. office in Quezon City on December 21, 2016.
The winning story will be illustrated by the winner in the soon-to-be launched 7th Lampara Books Illustrator’s Prize, also sponsored by LPHI, and will be published by the company through its banner book imprint, Lampara Books.
Launched in 2011, the contest aims to find suitable stories for children for publication as illustrated children’s books by Lampara Publishing House, Inc.