F. Sionil José Young Writers awards Feb. 11 at Peninsula | Inquirer Lifestyle

F. Sionil José Young Writers awards Feb. 11 at Peninsula

The F. Sionil José (FSJ) Young Writers Prize will have its awarding ceremonies on Feb. 11, 4:30 p.m., at the F. Sionil José Room on the mezzanine of the Peninsula Manila.

The contest is an English short-story contest for Filipino writers 30 years and younger.

First prize is P50,000; second, P30,000; third, P20,000.

Award is endowed by the children of National Artist José and Tessie Jovellanos José—Tonet José, Evelina J. Cichy, Brigida J. Bergkamp, Eddie José, Eugene José, Alex José and Nikko José—“to honor our father’s legacy to the young writers of the Philippines,” said Cichy.

Last year’s winners: Joy Icayan, “Portrait of a Family,” first prize; Joshua Carlo Tenorio Pile, “On Good Days, Like Sundays,” second prize; Dominic Paul C. Sy, “A Natural History of Empire,” third prize; and L.A. Piluden, “Tales from the Old Benguet Road” and Rolly Jude M. Ortega, “Day of Mourning,” honorable mentions.