Friday, June 15, 2018

An INKie Bags the 2018 Alcala Prize

Congratulations to the winner of the 2018 Alcala Prize!

The Philippine Board on Books for Young People awards the 2018 PBBY-Alcala Prize to Arade Louise P. Villena, a graduate from the University of the Philippines and a member of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang INK), an organization of children’s book illustrators in the Philippines. 
This year’s PBBY-Alcala Prize called for entries based on the 2018 PBBY-Salanga Prize-winning story, May Alaga Akong Bakulaw by Becky Bravo. May Alaga is a story about how a little girl helps her neighbor battle depression. 
The contest is co-sponsored by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and The National Library of the Philippines. The PBBY also recognized two Honorable Mention winners: Harold Monzon of Pasig City and Angelica Shelley Tam of Marikina City. Villena shall receive P 25,000.00, a gold medal, as well as the opportunity to be published. This is her first PBBY-Alcala Grand Prize. 
For inquiries about the contest, contact the PBBY Secretariat at telephone number 352-6765 loc. 203 or e-mail

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