1974 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in the year 1974 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author).[citation needed]

English division[edit]

Short story[edit]

  • First Prize: “The Cries of Children on an April Afternoon in the Year 1957” by Gregorio Brillantes
  • Second Prize: “The White Dress” by Estrella D. Alfon
  • Third Prize: “Tell Me Who Cleft the Devil's Foot” by Luning B. Ira
  • Honorable Mention: “Scoring” by Joy T. Dayrit


  • First Prize: “Identities” by Artemio Tadena; and “Montage” by Ophelia Dimalanta
  • Second Prize: “Boxes” by Ricardo De Ungria; and “Glass of Liquid Truths” by Gilbert Luis Centina III
  • Third Prize: “A Liege of Datus and Other Poems” by Jose Carreon; and “Rituals and Metaphor” by Celestino M. Vega

One-Act Play[edit]

  • First Prize: No winner
  • Second Prize: “Aftercafe” by Juan H. Alegre
  • Third Prize: “Dulce Estranjera” by Wilfrido D. Nolledo

Filipino division[edit]

Short story[edit]

  • First Prize: No winner
  • Second Prize: “Isang Dakot na Pira-pirasong Buhay” by Rosauro Dela Cruz
  • Third Prize: “Malikmata” by Benigno R. Juan
  • Special Award: “Ang Landas Patungo sa Kalimugtong” by Reynaldo A. Duque
  • Honorable Mention: “Ang Buhay sa Ating Panahon” by Efren Reyes Abueg; and “Ulupong” by Victor Fernandez


  • First Prize: "si elsa sa basang sapa" by Charles Bryan Acosta
  • Second Prize: “Litanya kay Sta. Clara at Iba pang Tula” by Teo T. Antonio
  • Third Prize: “Ang Metapisika ng Tao” by Eduardo Garrovillas
  • Special Award:

“At Bumagtas ang Dilim” by Cresenciano C. Marquez Jr.
“Iluminasyon at iba pang Tula” by Ruben Vega
“Quo Vadis, Kapitan at Iba pang Tula” by Celso Daluz
“Tinig Sa Bagong Panahon” by Pedro S. Dandan
“Tipanan sa Puso ng Kasaysayan” by Bienvenido Ramos

One-Act Play[edit]

  • First Prize: No winner
  • Second Prize: 'No winner
  • Third Prize: “P. Paulino Frito, S.J.” by Tony Perez
  • Honorable Mention: “Ama” by Frank G. Rivera; “Basurahan” by Nonilon Queano; and “Daigdig ng mga Pangarap” by Nervido Rivera

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