1971 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in the year 1971 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author).


Short Story

  • First Prize: "The Ritual" by Cirilo F. Bautista
  • Second Prize: "Beast in the Fields" by Resil Mojares
  • Third Prize: "Children of the City" by Amadis Ma. Guerrero'


  • First Prize: "The Archipelago" by Cirilo F. Bautista
  • Second Prize: "Five Poems" by Wilfredo Pascua Sanchez
  • Third Prize: "From Mactan to Mendiola" by Federico Licsi Espino Jr.

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: "The Grotesque Among Us" by Maidan T. Flores
  • Second Prize: "Age of Prometheus" by Jesus T. Peralta
  • Third Prize: "Operation Pacification" by Alfredo O. Cuenca Jr.

Filipino (Tagalog) Division[edit]

Short Story in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Ipis sa Guhong Templo" by Edgardo B. Maranan
  • Second Prize: "Isang Araw sa Buhay ni Juan Lazaro" by Jose Reyes Munsayac
  • Third Prize: "Maria, Ang Iyong Anak" by Wilfredo Pa. Virtusio

Poetry in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Mga Duguang Plakard at Iba Pang Tula" by Rogelio Mangahas
  • Second Prize: "Tatlong Awit ng Pagpuksa" by Lamberto E. Antonio
  • Third Prize: "Tinikling (Dalawang Tula)" by Cirilo F. Bautista

One-Act Play in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Dugo sa Uhay ng Luntiang Palayan" by Victor V. Francisco
  • Second Prize: "Langit at Lupa" by Fernando L. Samonte
  • Third Prize: "Panahon ng Digma" by Alberto S. Florentino Jr.

More winners by year[edit]