Two teenagers, aged 17 and 14, had been just lately hailed as high winners on the just lately held Emirates Literature Competition for the Spoken Poetry and Story Writing competitors for his or her respective age brackets.

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Hayden Christian Villarico bested over 700 opponents from totally different nationalities throughout varied UAE faculties along with his entry, Pleasure Harjo’s “Keep in mind” for the spoken poetry competitors, English class, below the 14-18 age group. In the meantime, one other younger Filipino teen, Charles Samuel Vitug, additionally received first place on the Oxford College Press Story Writing Competitors for 2021 for the 12-14-year-old age group for his piece, “Remodeling the Narrative”.

2 Young Filipinos Bag Top Awards at the 2021 Emirates Festival of Literature 2021
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Pinoy Teenagers Bag High Spots at Emirates Competition of Literature 2021

In an interview with The Filipino Instances, Hayden shared he selected the piece due to its relevance to the current instances, with phrases that ring a bell with the plenty with a message that facilities on the significance of remembering and dwelling your recollections and the true worth of a person’s existence.

In keeping with Hayden, “The success of writing a poem or reciting one doesn’t rely solely on complexity and aesthetic, however moderately the connection you as an artist have in direction of your individual work. Although we’re simply restricted to phrases, that is an artwork type; you might be in control of including shade and shapes. Please write or recite from the center, from what you’re feeling; it may be uncomfortable, however you might be providing a bit of your self to an enormous viewers that’s keen to pay attention and be healed together with your message. In case you are passionate, your capabilities will push you additional in doing good.”

However, Charles mentioned that he got here up along with his story primarily based on his expertise, coping with author’s block, and the way he managed to beat the problem.

In the meantime, that is what Charles has to say to younger Filipinos who additionally wish to enhance their writing and keenness for his or her craft: “Learn lots. Learn every thing you may learn. Learn the nice, the unhealthy, and every thing in between. Discover ways to acknowledge what makes tales satisfying, and what makes them not. Most significantly, take your time, it took me a whole day simply to jot down 960 phrases. Diamonds could also be fashioned below stress, however dough rises once you let it relaxation. Don’t fear if it looks as if your talent is missing, you CAN enhance.”

Certainly, a few of the most inspiring tales come from younger minds, and their experiences may also depart an influence on their era but additionally on the remainder of us, who can relate and acknowledge part of ourselves within the phrases and writings they share with the world. We actually hope that you just two would proceed to pursue your goals as you refine your abilities and skills in your chosen subject within the arts. Additionally, we hope that your voices proceed to function an inspiration to the Filipino youth, wherever they could be on the planet, and no matter their circumstances are.

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