1956 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in the year 1956 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author).

English Division[edit]

Short Story

  • First Prize: "The Trap" by Kerima Polotan Tuvera
  • Second Prize: "The Transfer" by Bienvenido Santos
  • Third Prize: "The Lost Ones" by S.V. Epistola

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: "New Yorker in Tondo" by Marcelino Agana Jr.
  • Second Prize: "Island of the Heart" by Wilfrido D. Nolledo
  • Third Prize: "The Strike" by Isabel Taylor Escoda

Filipino (Tagalog) Division[edit]

Short Story in Filipino

  • First Prize: No winner
  • Second Prize: "Lupa, Ulan at Supling" by Martin Del Rosario
  • Third Prize: "Mga Butil, Mga Busal" by Pedrito Salazar

One-Act Play in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Karalitaan" by Ruben Vega
  • Second Prize: "Bakas ng Kahapon" by Gregorio De Vega
  • Third Prize: "Kidnapped" by Deogracias Tigno Jr.

More winners by year[edit]