1955 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in the year 1955 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author).

English Division[edit]

Short Story

  • First Prize: "Ceremony" by Juan C. Tuvera
  • Second Prize: "The Dam" by Edith L. Tiempo
  • Third Prize: "The Other Woman" by Virgilio R. Samonte

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: "The Long Dark Night" by Magtanggol Asa
  • Second Prize: "Among the Faithless" by Antonio O. Bayot
  • Third Prize: "White Sunday" by Jose M. Hernandez

Filipino (Tagalog) Division[edit]

Short Story in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Paglalayag sa Puso ng Isang Bata" by Genoveva Edroza-Matute
  • Second Prize: "Batingaw" by Elpidio P. Kapulong
  • Third Prize: "Lumamig na Bakal" by Virgilio Blones

One-Act Play in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Pitong Taon" by Fidel Sicam and Purita Sicam
  • Second Prize: "May Ningning ang Kinabukasan" by Clodualdo Del Mundo
  • Third Prize: "Kamatayan, Iba't ibang Anyo" by Fernando L. Samonte

More winners by year[edit]