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Win PhP 50,000 in MyRizal’s essay writing contest for students

Elementary, high school and college students will compete for PhP 224,000 worth of prizes in this essay writing contest held in commemoration of national hero Jose Rizal’s sesquicentenary.


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    PreMYo RizalTo commemorate national hero Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday anniversary, MyRizal is holding an essay writing contest called PreMYo Rizal. This contest is open to elementary students in grades V and VI, high school students in the 3rd and 4th year levels, and college students.

    For elementary students, contestants should write an essay in Filipino answering the question “Kung nabubuhay si Rizal ngayon, ano ang nais mong sabihin o itanong sa kanya?” (“If Rizal were alive today, what would you like to say to him or ask him?”) Contestants from high school should express their ideas or feelings towards a character in either of Jose Rizal’s novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo in the context of today’s Philippine society and political reality. The essay should show a study of Rizal’s characters that leads to a better understanding of his ideas in his novels and contemporary Philippine society.

    For both elementary and high school levels, the winner from each school shall compete for the division level elimination rounds. Whoever wins in the division level shall compete in the regional level competition. The top three (3) regional winners will be submitted to the DepEd Special Events Unit by 31 October 2011.

    Contestants from college should choose between one of two categories: the Filipino essay and the English essay. Submissions should be unpublished works of 5,000 words, and written in the following themes:

    English theme: “The Relevance of Rizal Today”
    Filipino theme: “Ang Diwa ni Rizal sa Kasalukuyan”

    Deadline of submissions for college essays is on October 31. Entries must be accompanied by an endorsement from a teacher, advisor, department chair, college dean or university president, and a properly filled-up entry form. Entry forms are available at the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Letters, 2nd Floor, Rizal Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. You may also download them at the MyRizal website. Send your entries to

    UP Jose Rizal Sesquicentenary Celebrations Steering Commitee
    Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Letters, Bulwagang Rizal
    University of the Philippines, Diliman
    1101 Quezon City

    The prizes are as follows:

    Elementary and High School
    (One set of winners for each level)
    1st prize – PhP 10,000
    2nd prize – PhP  7,000
    3rd prize – PhP  5,000

    (One set of winners for English and Filipino)
    1st prize – PhP 50,000
    2nd prize – PhP 30,000
    3rd prize – PhP 10,000

    To know more, please visit MyRizal. The guidelines can be downloaded here.


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    6 Responses to “Win PhP 50,000 in MyRizal’s essay writing contest for students”

    1. Reina Flores 31 October 2011 at 8:46 pm #

      i wish we were informed about this for i also want to join. i only saw these today (oct.31) at Hero Channel.

      • Editor Tania 1 November 2011 at 5:14 am #

        Hi Reina! You can subscribe to our mailing list to get updates on scholarships and contests that are posted on 🙂

        • Levy 24 November 2011 at 5:32 pm #

          Hi! How can I subscribe to your mailing list? Thanks.

          • Editor Tania 26 November 2011 at 12:10 am #

            Hi Levy. Scroll up to the top of this page and look for the text that says “Subscribe to our mailing list for updates and special offers.” Just enter your email address below and click on “subscribe”. Thanks!

            • Marjo 1 December 2011 at 3:52 pm #

              Good pm po. Kelan po ang aanouncement ng result?

            • Editor Tania 2 December 2011 at 1:59 am #

              Hi Marjo! You’ll have to ask the organizers, we only published their press release here.

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