The Davao Writers Guild is pleased to announce the winners of the 6th Satur P. Apoyon Tigi sa Mubong Sugilanong Binisaya.
The panel of judges composed of Elizabeth Joy Serrano Quijano, Errol Merquita, and John Bengan chose three winning short stories from the total of eighteen entries submitted to this year’s contest.
The THIRD PRIZE WINNER for the 6th Satur P. Apoyon Tigi sa Mubong Sugilanong Binisaya is “Nagpahiping Maghahalad” by Eric Santiago B. Libre.
Eric S. Libre has published two books in Cebuano, Mga Inalisngaw sa Pulbora (2020) and Balasahon sa mga Agik-ik ug Talidhay (2021). Two of his short stories have won third place in previous Satur P. Apoyon Tigi, “Karaang Damang” (2013) and “Bespren” (2020).
“Nagpahiping Maghahalad” will appear in its complete version on the Dagmay website and will be serialized in Sun.Star Davao.
The SECOND PRIZE WINNER for the 6th Satur P. Apoyon Tigi sa Mubong Sugilanong Binisaya is “Habeas Corpus” by Jovanie B. Garay.
Jovanie Garay’s literary achievements include winning prizes in prestigious competitions such as Bathalad Mindanao (2019) held in Iligan City, LUDABI (2020) in Valencia City, and Sunday Club (2021) Tigi-sinulatay.
Jovanie was a fellow for Balak (Poetry) in the 59th Silliman University National Writers Workshop (SUNWW) in 2021 and the 21st Iyas National Writers’ Workshop in 2022 for his sugilanon (fiction). His recent writings have been featured in publications such as Sands and Coral of Silliman University, Pagsubang 2023, and Space and Time of the Kinaadman Journal, Volume 44, published by Xavier University Cagayan.
“Habeas Corpus” will appear in its complete version on the Dagmay website and will be serialized in Sun.Star Davao.
The FIRST PRIZE WINNER for the 6th Satur P. Apoyon Tigi sa Mubong Sugilanong Binisaya is “Alimpulo” by Hannah A. Leceña.
Hannah Leceña was a fellow in the Davao Writers Workshop 2018, Iligan National Writers Workshop, IYAS National Writing Workshop, Silliman University National Writers Workshop, 5th ALBWW, 16 Palihang Rogelio Sikat and the 11th Kritika Workshop at the De La Salle University.
Her fiction has received the Jimmy Balacuit Literary Awards, Satur Apoyon Prize, the PNU sa Normal Awards, and the Nobelang Pangkabataan at Grand Prize Winner in the Lampara Prize, Middle Grade Category. Her writing has appeared in Diliman Review, Dx Machina Volume 5, Luntian Online Journal, Kawing Refeered Journal among others. He novel Jonas, published by the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino, is her first book. She is a members of the Sarangani Writers League and SUSI. She is also a recipient of Publication Grant 2022 from National Book Development Board.
“Alimpulo” will appear in its complete version on the Dagmay website and will be serialized in Sun.Star Davao.