1977 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in the year 1977 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author).

English Division[edit]

Short story

  • First Prize: “Janis Joplin, The Revolution and the Melancholy Widow of Gabriela Silang Street” by Gregorio Brillantes
  • Second Prize: “Prodigal Season” by Rowena Tiempo Torrevillas
  • Third Prize: “Victor and Other Issues” by Paul Stephen Lim

Poetry

  • First Prize: “Moses and Other Poems” by Domingo De Guzman; and “Stonehenge and Other Poems” by Edwardo Orozco
  • Second Prize: “A Filigree of Seasons” by Tita Lacambra Ayala; and “Foliage and Tiger Fire and Other Poems” by Edgardo B. Maranan
  • Third Prize: “Gin Tonic” by Edel Garcellano; and “Poems” by Rita Baltazar Gaddi

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: “The Reunion” by Hermibya Sison
  • Second Prize: “Points of Departure” by Paul Stephen Lim
  • Third Prize: “The Carpenter” by Emeterio G. Roa III

Full-length Play

  • First Prize: “The Terrorist Dialogue” by Wilfrido D. Nolledo
  • Second Prize: No winner
  • Third Prize: No winner
  • Honorable Mention: “Jessy Ebon” by Manuel Cacdac; and “The Wounded Womb” by Elsa M. Coscolluela

Filipino (Tagalog) Division[edit]

Short story

  • First Prize: “Ahibay” by Hercules Del Mundo
  • Second Prize: “Isang Kuwento ng Paraisong Walang Katapusan” by Edgardo B. Maranan
  • Third Prize: “Lagablab ng Isang Yagit” by Benigno R. Juan

Poetry

  • First Prize: “Sa Bibig ng Balon at Iba pang Tula” by Lamberto E. Antonio
  • Second Prize: “Sa Pagdalaw ng Pangungulila” by Jesus Manuel Santiago
  • Third Prize: “Maskara at Mahika” by Teo T. Antonio; and “Pagkat Tayo'y Nagmamahal” by Romulo Sandoval

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: No winner
  • Second Prize: “Magkano ka Walong Oras, Isang Araw” by Diosdado Anzures Jr.
  • Third Prize: “Kanluran ng Buhay” by Bienvenido Noriega Jr.
  • Honorable Mention: “Ang Huling Hibla ng Kabaliwan ni Sisa” by Rogelio Sese; “Ang Multo sa Hawla” by Lorenzo Banag; and “Ang Pagbabalik ng Musikero” by Nonilon Queano

Full-length Play

  • First Prize: “Mayo A-Biente Uno Atbp. Kabanata” by Al Santos
  • Second Prize: “Barasoain” by Noel De Leon
  • Third Prize: “Talambuhay” by Bienvenido Noriega Jr.

More winners by year[edit]

References[edit]