We cordially invite all qualified individuals to send their original works under two categories:

category A for original literary works (poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, or other hybrid forms written in Filipino, English, or any regional language with a corresponding Filipino or English translation); and

category B (painting, photography, print, sculpture, performance, design, hypermedia (web-based works) or new media forms for original visual works).


Here are the general submission guidelines for the literary submissions (Category A):

  • Original works should not have been published anywhere
  • For submissions in poetry, an individual writer may send [2-3] original poems, in a single-spaced document
  • For submissions in short fiction, creative nonfiction, or hybrid works, a writer can send only one submission that does not exceed a [5,000] word-count in a double-spaced document. Word-count for the translations accompanying a work in the regional language is not counted in this [5,000]-word limit.
  • Manuscripts are written in Arial or Times New Roman font types, with font size 12, unless the submission is a hybrid work that requires special formatting
  • Send your submissions as file attachments (.doc or .docx) with the subject line [Full Name_Genre_Title of Work] to .
  • Do not indicate your full name or any identifying mark on the attached manuscript; instead, affix name and place of residence in the body of e-mail.


Here are the general submission guidelines for the visual arts submissions (Category B):

  • Original works should not have been published anywhere
  • For submissions in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, a full-color, high-quality resolution (300 dpi, .TIFF, CMYK) image should be submitted.
  • For three-dimensional and durational works, multiple images should be submitted to show multiple views, sections of the still or moving image.
  • For submissions in hypermedia, a smart code should be provided that is linked to the web-published page or drive.
  • Provide the following in detail: work’s title, dimensions, medium, year created and providence (current owner)
  • Send your submissions as file attachments or cloud drive link (make sure you include the email: for access) the subject line [Full Name_Visual Expression_Title of Work] to .
  • Accompanying text description should be provided. The write-up should describe the concept and how the material relates to it as well as some background in production. Limit the text to 300-500 words max.



Prospective featured writers and artists should be citizens of the Philippines;

Individual literary arts and visual arts practitioners based in the Cordilleras working on themes with Cordilleran narrative and issues.


The Deadline for submissions will be on May 5, 2021, 11:59 PM.  The announcement of results will be on May 15, 2021.


Kindly send us an email at  or message us at our Faceebook page at, regarding any concern or inquiry.


We look forward to your favorable response and we greatly appreciate any assistance.



Sincerely Yours,

The Committee on Culture and the Arts of UP Baguio


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