Monday, May 24, 2010


CANVAS is pleased to announce that Issa Alarilla-Arellano has won CANVAS' 2010 Romeo Forbes Children's Story Writing Competition for her story, "Tahan Na, Tahanan." It was a close vote against Angela Mapa's "Rain Song on the River," but the result was unanimous.

The other finalists were "Patubiling" by Alice Mallari, "The Boy Who Dreams to Cross the Ocean" by Catherine Nanta, and "Ang Alamat ng Pagong" by Joseph Villarosa.

Thank you to our judges, Rica Bolipata Santos and Carlos Celdran, and everyone who participated, and congratulations to Ms. Alarilla-Arellano and the rest of the finalists!

Watch out for the launching of the book, sometime in mid 2011!

*** The artwork shown is the untitled contest piece rendered by Don Salubayba. It served as the inspiration for all stories submitted for our competition.

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