1980 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in the year 1980 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author).

English division[edit]

Novel

  • Special Prize: "Silapulapu and The Zebut Brothers" by Remmie Suaco Brillo

Short story

Poetry

  • First Prize: “Voices Prompted by the News, A Staple Food” by Alfredo N. Salanga
  • Second Prize: “Counterclockwise” by Gemino Abad Jr.; and “R+A+D+I+O” by Ricardo De Ungria
  • Third Prize: “The Running Shadow and the Street Tree” by Rowena Tiempo Torrevillas; and “Travelogue” by Alfred A. Yuson

Essay

  • First Prize: “Deja Vu In America or One of the Songs” by Marra Pl. Lanot
  • Second Prize: "Liberal Individualism and the Commonwealth Novels” by Patricia Melendrez-Cruz
  • Third Prize: “Turning Back and Moving Back” by Ligaya Tiamson-Rubin

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: “Anatomy of a Passionate Derangement” by Eric Gamalinda
  • Second Prize: “Captive Word” by Elsa M. Coscolluela
  • Third Prize: “The Surrender” by Alfredo N. Salanga

Full-length Play

  • First Prize: No winner
  • Second Prize: “In My Father's House” by Elsa M. Coscolluela
  • Third Prize: “Fiesta” by Herminia Sison
  • Honorable Mention: “Looking for Edison or What's the Name of the Guy Who Invented Something” by Lemuel Torrevillas

Filipino division[edit]

Novel

Short story

  • First Prize: “Kandong” by Reynaldo A. Duque
  • Second Prize: “Ang Tornilyo sa Utak ni Rufo Sabater” by Alfonso Mendoza
  • Third Prize: “Orasyon sa Simbahan, sa Piitan at sa Coral Ballroom ng Manila Hilton” by Benigno R. Juan

Poetry

  • First Prize: “Pula ang Putik sa Konkretong Looban at iba pang Tula” by Teresita Capili-Sayo
  • Second Prize: “Sa Kopitang Litro, Ang Alak ay Krudo at iba pang tula” by Orlando Olgado
  • Third Prize: “Mga Talababa ng Panahon” by Mar Al. Tiburcio

Essay

  • First Prize: “Ang Krus sa Balikat ng Makata” by Pedro L. Ricarte
  • Second Prize: “Ilang Talang Luma Buhat sa Talaarawan ng Isang May Nunal sa Talampakan” by Jun Cruz Reyes
  • Third Prize: “Pagkamulat at Iba Pang Sanaysay” by Benigno R. Juan

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: “Isang Gabi sa Beerhouse” by Wilfred S. Victoria; and “Kumbersasyon” by Rene O. Villanueva
  • Second Prize: “Kuwadro” by Isagani R. Cruz; and “Pari-pari” by Angelito Tiongson
  • Third Prize: “At Iba Pang Lakay...” by Dong Delos Reyes; and “Awiyao” by Ruth Elynia S. Mabanglo

Full-length Play

  • First Prize: “Daungan... Laot... Daungan” by Dong Delos Reyes
  • Second Prize: “Ambon sa Madaling Araw” by Jose Y. Dalisay Jr.
  • Third Prize: “1898: Sa Mata ng Daluyong” by Conrado De Quiros

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