Call for Entries: AAG x KLFI Writing Prize


In solidarity with the Filipino community affected by COVID-19, the Ateneo Art Gallery in cooperation with the Kalaw-Ledesma Foundation, Inc. has organized the AAG x KLFI Essay Writing Prize to support writers affected by the crisis. With the theme “Thoughts and Actions of Our Time: Surmounting the Pandemic,” writers are encouraged to submit essays that reflect on or discuss the turmoils, struggles, initiatives, and expressions of hope during these trying times.

Six (6) winning entries will be selected by a panel of jurors. Writers of the winning entries will receive a monetary prize of Php 5,000. The winning essays will be published by the Ateneo Art Gallery in an exhibition catalog accompanied by images of shortlisted works on the same theme as part of the Marciano Galang Acquisition Prize. Essays will also be published in the Vital Points website, the online platform for art criticism developed by AAG and KLFI.

Read the full mechanics and qualification of participants at

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Deadline of submission is on 6 September 2020. For inquiries, please send an email to: [email protected].