1972 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in the year 1972 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author).

English Division[edit]

Short Story
First Prize: "The Tomato Game" by N.V.M. Gonzales
Second Prize: "The Apollo Centennial" by Gregorio Brillantes
Third Prize: "After This, Our Exile" by Elsa M. Coscolluela

First Prize: "Batik Maker and Other Poems" by Virginia Moreno
Second Prize: "The Edge of the Wind" by Artemio Tadena
Third Prize: "Tinikling (A Sheaf of Poems)" by Federico Licsi Espino Jr.

One-Act Play
First Prize: "Grave for Blue Flowers" by Jesus T. Peralta
Second Prize: "The Undiscovered Country" by Manuel M. Martell
Third Prizes: "The Renegade" by Elsa M. Coscolluela and "Now is the Time for All Good Men to Come to the Aid of their Country" by Julian E. Dacanay Jr.

Filipino (Tagalog) Division[edit]

Short Story in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Si Loleng Marya Kapra, Mga Araw at Gabi at ang Bukang Liwayway sa Kanyang Buhay" by Wilfredo Pa. Virtusio
  • Second Prize: "Kumpisal" by Norma Miraflor
  • Third Prize: "Sandaang Damit" by Fanny A. Garcia

Poetry in Filipino

  • Special Prizes:
"1 Mayo 1971 at Iba Pang Tula" by Epifanio San Juan Jr.
"20 Tula" by Lamberto E. Antonio
"Bagong Balintawak" by Celestino M. Vega
"Caloocan: Balada ng Duguang Tinig" by Ruth Elynia S. Mabanglo
"Katipunan ng Napapanahong Mga Tula" by Teo S. Baylen
"Sitsit sa Kuliglig" by Rolando S. Tinio

One-Act Play in Filipino

  • First Prize: "Ang Unang Pagtatanghal ng 'Ang Huling Pasyon ni Hermano Pule'" by Rosauro Dela Cruz
  • Second Prize: "Ang Katwiran ay Katwiran" by Rolando S. Tinio
  • Third Prize: "Kumbensiyon ng mga Halimaw" by Rey Dela Cruz