1952 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in the year 1952 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author).

English Division[edit]

Short Story

  • First Prize: "The Virgin" by Kerima Polotan
  • Second Prize: "Children of the Ash-covered Loam" by N.V.M. Gonzales
  • Third Prize: "Even Purple Hearts" by Bienvenido N. Santos

Filipino (Tagalog) Division[edit]

Short Story in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Kahiwagaan" by Pablo N. Bautista
  • Second Prize: "Kamatayan sa Gulod" by M.J. Ocampo
  • Third Prize: "Pagbabalik" by Genoveva Edroza Matute