Taiwan: Competition for migrant literature awards kicks off


Competition for the second annual Taiwan Literature Award for Migrants (移民工文學獎) opened Sunday with the organizer calling for submissions.

Current or former migrant workers and immigrants in Taiwan and the children of these immigrants are eligible to participate in the award competition, which recognizes the poems, songs and stories of these individuals, according to the organizers.
Partly funded by the Ministry of Culture, the award is jointly organized by the Chinese Association for Foreign Spouses and Labors’ Voice, the National Museum of Taiwan Literature and other groups.

The organizers are accepting literary works of no more than 3,000 words in such languages as Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai and Tagalog, which is spoken mainly in the Philippines.

The winner of the top prize will receive a trophy and NT$100,000 (US$3,179) in prize money.

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