1992 Palanca Awards

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The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature winners in the year 1992 (rank, title of winning entry, name of author).

English division[edit]

Short story

  • First Prize: “The Trouble in Beijing” by Charlson Ong
  • Second Prize: “On Cursed Ground” by Vicente Groyon III
  • Third Prize: “Cogon” by Edgardo B. Maranan

Short story for children

  • First Prize: ”Lost” by Amado Lacuesta Jr.
  • Second Prize: “Chun” by Marivi Soliven
  • Third Prize: “The Zimbragatzes of the Planet Zing” by Rene O. Villanueva

Poetry

  • First Prize: “Dream of the Blue Gypsy” by Merlie Alunan
  • Second Prize: “Crossing the Snow Bridge” by Ma. Fatima V. Lim
  • Third Prize: “Santa Claus and Venus at the Mall” by Fidelito Cortes

Essay

  • First Prize: “Island and Hinterland” by Edgardo B. Maranan
  • Second Prize: “The Press: Nobody's Perfect” by Claudio Leones
  • Third Prize: “An Old Fashioned Woman” by Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: No winner
  • Second Prize: No winner
  • Third Prize: “Blind Alleys” by Crispin Ramos Jr.
  • Special Mention: “She Devil” by Rene O. Villanueva

Full-length Play

  • First Prize: No winner
  • Second Prize: No winner
  • Third Prize: No winner
  • Special Mention: “The Jagged Edge of Being” by Rainerio George Ramos

Filipino division[edit]

Short story

  • First Prize: “Gaya ng Dati” by Henry Nadong
  • Second Prize: “Si Regina at Ako” by Evelyn Estrella-Sebastian
  • Third Prize: “Ang Mga Martir” by Ariel Valerio

Short story for children

  • First Prize: “Nemo, Ang Batang Papel” by Rene O. Villanueva
  • Second Prize: “Alakdan” by Luna Sicat-Cleto
  • Third Prize: “Meek... Meeek...” by Jose A. Bragado

Poetry

  • First Prize: “Bestiyaryo at iba pang Prosang Itim” by Mike L. Bigornia
  • Second Prize: "Labinglima Lamang" by Victor Emmanuel Nadera Jr.
  • Third Prize: “Makiling Suite at iba pang Tula” by Romulo P. Baquiran Jr.; and “Sa Pagbabalangkas ng mga Gunita” by Ma. Jovita Zarate

Essay

  • First Prize: “How I Spent My Summer Vacation O Kung Papaano Ko Ipaliliwanag” by Reuel Molina Aguila
  • Second Prize: “Sa Panahon ng Pagpapaliban at Pagpipinid” by Eli Rueda Guieb III
  • Third Prize: “Kumpisal ng Isang Nag-aatubiling Mag-sulat” by Cesar Aljama

One-Act Play

  • First Prize: “Daigdig Dinaig ng Makamundong Pananalig” by Abel Molina; and “Dalawang Mukha ng Kagubatan” by Emelita Regis
  • Second Prize: “Isang Dulang Romantiko sa Modernong Panahon” by Mars D. Cavestany Jr.; and “Juan Bautista” ni Lakangiting Garcia
  • Third Prize: “Churchill” by Rodolfo R. Lana Jr.; and “I.C.U.” by Ramon C. Jocson

Full-length Play

  • First Prize: “Damas de Noche” by Josephine Barrios
  • Second Prize: “Kung Paano Ko Pinatay si Diana Ross” by Rodolfo C. Vera
  • Third Prize: “Jerry at Richie Twin Peaks” by Rolando S. Salvana; and “Kapitan Popong: Ang Pakikipagsapalaran ng Isang Batang Bayani” by Rodolfo C. Vera

Teleplay

  • First Prize: “After Long Silence” by Elsa Martinez Coscolluela; and “Walang Lunas” by Ronaldo C. Tumbokon
  • Second Prize: “One More Chance” by Rene O. Villanueva
  • Third Prize: “A Tree to Cut Down” by Rolando S. Salvana; and “Edukasyong Kalye” by Rolando F. Santos

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