Philippines Graphic will hold the 2017 Nick Joaquin Literary Awards (NJLA): The Nick Joaquin Centennial of the Philippines Graphic on Sept. 13, 7 p.m., at the BHotel on 14 Scout Rallos, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City.
Plaques and cash prizes: 1st Prize (P50,000), 2nd Prize (P30,000), and 3rd Prize (P20,000) will be given to the top three short stories contributed to the magazine’s Literary section.
Graphic editor in chief Joel Pablo Salud said winners were selected by jurors Alfred “Krip” Yuson, Susan S. Lara and Angelo “Sarge” Lacuesta.
Salud said the awards ceremonies would commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of National Artist Nick Joaquin, Graphic’s first editor in chief when the magazine was revived by businessman Antonio L. Cabangon Chua and his family.
Favorite songs of the National Artist will be rendered by singer Madonna Decena and La Voce Chorale.