The sixth Buddhist Literature Awards 2023 options the theme “Greed Typically Results in One’s Downfall.” The Buddhist Institute organized the competition with the intention to revive Khmer literature. Focuses on quick tales and poems.
Winners within the Brief Story and Poetry classes will likely be ranked one by way of three, with every winner seeing their work revealed. It can additionally obtain money prizes and certificates, stated Sor Sokni, director of the Buddhist Institute, as he revealed plans for the 2023 competitors.
He stated that entries for the competitors will likely be accepted till April 30, 2023.
Sokny defined the phrases and situations for making use of for participation.
A candidate might submit just one work and can’t be beforehand entered into a contest. Brief tales should be 10 to fifteen pages in size, with poems of 5 to 10 pages acceptable. They should be written in Khmer Unicode, in 12 pt Khmer OS Siem Reap. All submitted works should adhere to the spelling specified within the Fifth Khmer Dictionary revealed by the Buddhist Institute,” he stated.
Candidates should present their tackle, cellphone quantity and e mail to permit communication with referees.
Final yr’s competitors was held beneath the theme “Life Ethics”. The winners have been introduced by the Ministry of Communities and Religions in August, with This Neighborhood, by Ton Chanrith successful first prize within the Brief Story class. The items Noorati and Phoi Ratana got here in second and third, respectively.
Kon neak (Child Naga) was the highest poem by Chun Khmao, and De Mer (Mom Land) by Mueang Piseth got here second. Phirum Dara together with his poem Chumnor Kongkea (Wind within the Water) is ranked third.
Chanrith, who took first place within the story competitors, is a contract author from Battambang Province. Beseth, who took second place in poetry, is from Pursat Province. The 2 males shared a few of their experience with the purpose of supporting the subsequent era of candidates.
Chanrith was happy together with his victory, saying that the competitors is a superb technique to promote the sector of literature. He enjoys coordinating an occasion, significantly the totally different themes set by the organizers.
“As a author, it’s a must to be artistic. You need to adapt to present societal realities if you wish to seize the eye of the viewers, in addition to the analysis committee. You need to even be continually conscious of the three primary parts of Khmer literature—which means, kind, and utility.”
“We have to overview our earlier work, establish our weaknesses, after which create a brand new one which overcomes them. I participated on this competitors many occasions earlier than I might win it.”
Biseth plans to re-enter the poetry class for subsequent yr.
“I’ll enter the quick poem competitors once more. I completed second this yr and I need to see if I can enhance on that,” he stated, earlier than advising potential entrants subsequent yr.
“As a author, you need to pay shut consideration to the classics, the writing of the oldest and most established authors. The extra of their work we learn, the higher understanding we get of composition. Later we will give you our personal concepts, however it can be crucial that we keep on with the rules of the artwork of composition.”
The primary composition was held in 2018, and its theme was “Concord in Society By Faith”. Subsequent matters included “punishing alcohol” and “no illness is an effective reward”.
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