Today is a memorable Valentine’s Day to say the least, not because of anything romantic but because I won in Philippine Star and National Book Store’s My Favorite Book contest for the third time. First time was in 2006, second time was in 2008, and now I’m back again in the year 2010.
I submitted my entry last Sunday right after I wrote it, it was a little under 900 words and I finished it in about a couple of hours. I used the same book I did when I won back in 2008, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. I just really love it so much and I’ve gained a lot of insight from it over the years. I even watched the film version on DVD wherein Julianne Moore played the lead character Evelyn Ryan. The online version of my winning piece can be accessed HERE.
Simply submit an unpublished essay about your favorite book — typed, double-spaced and not more than five pages long (1,100 words). Write your name, age, address, contact numbers and two paragraphs of background information. Also include a passport-sized photo in jpeg format (not inserted in the document file). Writers who do not comply with these rules will not have their entries considered. You can email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. When I submit, I always write the essay in .rtf format and then attach the file and my photo to the email.