Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards in Literature

About Palanca Awards

The Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature was established in 1950. The heirs of Don Carlos Palanca Sr. thought it fitting that his memory be commemorated in an endeavor that would help enrich the
country’s cultural heritage.

The aims of the awards have been:

1. To help develop Philippine Literature by providing incentives for writers to craft their most outstanding literary work.

2. To be a treasury of the Philippines’ literary gems from our gifted writers and to assist in its eventual dissemination to our people, particularly the students.

History of the Awards

The awards started in 1951 with the Short Story Category in English and Filipino.

Through the years, as the awards elicited overwhelming response, new categories were added: One-act Play in 1953, Poetry in 1963, Full-length Play in 1975, Essay in 1979, Novel in 1980, Short Story for Children in 1989, Teleplay in 1990 and Screenplay in 1994. In 1997, three new divisions in the Short Story category were opened. These are the Iluko, Cebuano and Hiligaynon divisions, three of the Philippines’ local dialects.

To encourage writing by our youth, the special Kabataan Division for high school students, made up of the essay category in English and Filipino, was opened in 1998. And in 2000 a new category was added — Futuristic Fiction, a separate, genre of the short story that involves a looking beyond into the future to transcend the boundaries of the present. This category, however, will be discontinued, starting in 2007.

Aside from printing award-winning works into books, the Carlos Palanca Foundation began conducting in 1996 Creative Writing Workshops in the Foundation Seminar Room as well as in the provincial areas. Dramatic Readings of award-winning works have also been conducted in colleges and universities.

The writings are available in the Foundation Library and in schools all over the country. These works stand out in literary form, style and message. Students researching Palanca Awards winners as part of their class requirements learn not only the correct forms of writing but also, glean from these works the moods and aspirations of our country and our people.

The Hall of Fame Award was established in 1995 and is awarded to a Palanca awardee who has achieved the distinction of winning five first prizes in the regular categories. The Kabataan Award of Distinction gives recognition to a high school Palanca awardee who wins four first prizes in this division.

Citations and recognitions conferred on the Palanca Awards include the “Tanging Parangal” in the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining (1992), “Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas” by the Unyon ng Manunulat sa Pilipinas (1993), the CCP Centennial Honors for the Arts (1999), the “Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi” by the Ateneo de Manila University (2001), a Special Citation for the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards Anthologies by the Manila Critics Circle (2001), and an appreciation to the Carlos Palanca Foundation for its Scholarship Grant in Creative Writing by the University of the Philippines (2002). The UNESCO, in the celebration of its 50th year in 1995, also included the Palanca Family and the Palanca Awards in the UNESCO List of Living Human Treasures of Artists, Writers and Artisans.

Born from the simple dream in 1951 to develop literature, the foundation holds steadfast to the mission of providing nourishment for the growth of Philippine letters.

For more info, visit:

http://www.geocities.com/palanca_awards/

Mga Puna

  1. well,ang dami huh?!kelangan nmin yn for our projct

  2. wala pa po bang naipublish for the winners this year?

  3. 60TH YEAR
    CARLOS PALANCA MEMORIAL
    AWARDS FOR LITERATURE 2010

    Filipino Division

    MAIKLING KUWENTO

    1st prize
    No prize Awarded

    2nd prize
    Rommel B. Rodriguez
    “Toxic”

    3rd prize
    Thomas David F. Chavez
    “Sa Kabilang Lupalop ng Mahiwagang Kaharian”

    MAIKLING KUWENTONG PAMBATA

    1st prize
    Christopher S. Rosales
    “Si Berting, ang Batang Uling”

    2nd prize
    Renerio R. Concepcion
    “Ang Kagilagilalas na Paglalakbay nina Mumo at Am-I”

    3rd prize
    Bernadette V. Neri
    “Parada ng mga Alingawngaw”

    SANAYSAY

    1st prize
    Maria Clarissa N. Estuar
    “Ang Reyna ng mga Tumbong”

    2nd prize
    Ferdinand P. Jarin
    “D’Pol Pisigan Band”
    3rd prize
    Mark Gil M. Caparros
    “Sina Bunso at ang mga Batang Preso”

    TULA

    1st prize
    Carlos M. Piocos III
    “Guerra Cantos”

    2nd prize
    Romulo P. Baquiran, Jr.
    “Parokya”

    3rd prize
    Mark Anthony S. Angeles
    “Engkantado”

    TULANG PAMBATA

    1st prize
    Walang Nanalo

    2nd prize
    Walang Nanalo

    3rd prize
    Will P. Ortiz
    “May Puso Ang Saging”

    DULANG MAY ISANG YUGTO

    1st prize
    Nicolas B. Pichay
    “Isang Araw sa Karnabal”

    2nd prize
    Floy C. Quintos
    “Suor Clara”

    3rd prize
    Allan B. Lopez
    “Higit Pa Dito”

    DULANG GANAP ANG HABA

    1st prize
    Walang Nanalo

    2nd prize
    Liza C. Magtoto
    “Rated PG”

    3rd prize
    Christian R. Vallez
    “Kapeng Barako Club: Samahan ng mga Bitter”

    DULANG PAMPELIKULA

    1st prize
    Kristoffer G. Brugada
    “Patikul”

    2nd prize
    Jerry B. Gracio
    “Magdamag”

    3rd prize
    Walang Nanalo

    KABATAAN SANAYSAY

    1st prize
    Christopher S. Rosales
    “Gulayan Klasrum”

    2nd prize
    Marianito L. Dio, Jr.
    “Ang Aking Pangalan, Ang Aking Kababata at ang Mithing Tilamsik Para kay Third”

    3rd prize
    Walang Nanalo

    Regional Division

    SHORT STORY – CEBUANO

    1st prize
    Richel G. Dorotan
    “Si Tarzan”

    2nd prize
    Jonecito R. Saguban
    “Tinuboang Sapatos”
    3rd prize
    Noel P. Tuazon
    “Patas”

    SHORT STORY – HILIGAYNON

    1st prize
    Andy P. Perez
    “Bayuso”

    2nd prize
    Ferdinand L. Balino
    “Dumdumon Ko Ang Imo Guya”

    3rd prize
    Jesus C. Insilada, Ed. D.
    “Walingwaling”

    SHORT STORY – ILUKO

    1st prize
    Sherma E.Benosa
    “Dagiti Pasugnod ni Angelo”

    2nd prize
    Ariel S. Tabag
    “Voice Tape”

    3rd prize
    Joel B. Manuel
    “Apo Bannual! Apo Bannual!”

    English Division

    SHORT STORY

    1st prize
    Ma. Elena L. Paulma
    “Three Kisses”

    2nd prize
    Ma. Rachelle Tesoro
    “Waiting for Rain”

    3rd prize
    Catherine Rose Galang Torres
    “Café Masala”

    SHORT STORY FOR CHILDREN

    1st prize
    Irene Carolina A. Sarmiento
    “Tabon Girl”

    2nd prize
    Hiyasmin Ledi C. Mattison
    “Little Bear Goes Home: A Love Story”

    3rd prize
    Grace D. Chong
    “I am an Apple”

    ESSAY

    1st prize
    Miro Frances D. Capili
    “Vinyl”

    2nd prize
    Florianne Marie L. Jimenez
    “Postcards from Somewhere”

    3rd prize
    Corinna Esperanza .A. Nuqui
    “Library”

    POETRY

    1st prize
    Merlie M. Alunan
    “Tales of the Spiderwoman”

    2nd prize
    Rafael Antonio C. San Diego
    “My Name in Reverse”

    3rd prize
    Joel H. Vega
    “Latitudes and Other Poems”

    POETRY WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN

    1st prize
    Duffie Alejandrino H. Osental
    “After the Storm and Other Poems”

    2nd prize
    Patricia Marie Grace S. Gomez
    “Poems from the Pantry and Prehistoric Times”

    3rd prize
    Ma. Celine Anastasia P. Socrates
    “Playgrounds”

    ONE-ACT PLAY

    1st prize
    No Prize Awarded

    2nd prize
    No Prize Awarded

    3rd prize
    Peter Solis Nery
    “The Wide Ionian Sea”

    FULL-LENGTH PLAY

    1st prize
    Jay Crisostomo IV
    “God of the Machine”

    2nd prize
    Jorshinelle Taleon-Sonza
    “The Encounter”

    3rd prize
    Lito Casaje
    “Shooting the Boys”

    KABATAAN ESSAY

    1st prize
    Miro Frances D. Capili
    “The Nature of Nurture”

    2nd prize
    Anton Raphael S. Cabalza
    “A Shot at Perfection”

    3rd prize
    Catherine D. Tan
    “Green at Heart”

    We would also like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our esteemed judges for sharing with us their time, expertise, and dedication to the development of Philippine Literature.

    FILIPINO DIVISION

    DULANG GANAP ANG HABA

    Mr. Manuel R. Buising – Chairman
    Mr. Tony Espejo
    Mr. Chris D. Martinez

    SANAYSAY

    Mr. Reuel Molina Aguila – Chairman
    Dr. Pamela C. Constantino
    Dr. Rosario Torres- Yu

    TULA

    Dr. Benilda S. Santos – Chairperson
    Mr. Teo T. Antonio
    Mr. Alfonso Mendoza

    MAIKLING KUWENTONG PAMBATA

    Dr. Luis P. Gatmaitan- Chairman
    Dr. Christine S. Bellen
    Dr. Michael M. Coroza

    MAIKLING KUWENTO

    Ms. Lualhati T. Bautista – Chairperson
    Dr. Fanny A. Garcia
    Dr. Jimmuel C. Naval

    DULANG MAY ISANG YUGTO

    Mr. Dennis N. Marasigan – Chairman
    Mr. Ricky A. Lee
    Mr. Robert Sena

    TULANG PAMBATA

    Mr. Eugene Y. Evasco – Chairman
    Ms. Heidi Emily E. Abad
    Ms. Ani Rosa Almario – David

    DULANG PAMPELIKULA

    Dir. Rodolfo “Jun” Lana, Jr. -Chairman
    Dir. Joel Lamangan
    Dir. Chito Roño

    ENGLISH DIVISION

    FULL-LENGTH PLAY

    Mr. Nestor O. Jardin – Chairman
    Dr. Jesus T. Peralta
    Dr. Ricardo G. Abad

    ESSAY

    Dr. Isagani R. Cruz – Chairman
    Dr. Federico M. Macaranas
    Ms. Susan S. Lara

    POETRY

    Dr. Cirilo F. Bautista – Chairman
    Dr. Gemino H. Abad
    Mr. Danton Remoto

    SHORT STORY FOR CHILDREN

    Dr. Jose Y. Dalisay – Chairman
    Mr. Dean Francis Alfar
    Ms. Emily Abrera

    SHORT STORY FOR CHILDREN

    Mr. Alfred A. Yuson – Chairman
    Ms. Dina Ocampo-Cristobal, Ph. D.
    Ms. Beaulah P. Taguiwalo

    ONE-ACT PLAY

    Dr. Elsa M. Coscoluella – Chairperson
    Ms. Josefina F. Estrella
    Mr. Ricky Davao

    POETRY FOR CHILDREN

    Mr. Edgardo B. Maranan – Chairman
    Dr. Lina Diaz de Rivera
    Ms. Zarah C. Gagatiga

    KABATAAN SANAYSAY and ESSAY

    Mr. Ruel S. De Vera – Chairman
    Ms. Karina A. Bolasco
    Dr. Jose Wendell P. Capili

    REGIONAL LANGUAGES

    SHORT STORY – ILUKO

    Mr. Reynaldo Duque – Chairman
    Mr. Ruffy Rebudal
    Mr. Cles B. Rambaud

    SHORT STORY – CEBUANO

    Dr. Carmencita Abayan
    Mr. Edgar S. Godin
    Dr. Jaime An Lim – Chairman

    SHORT STORY- HILIGAYNON

    Ms. Ada Loredo – Chairperson
    Ms. Genevieve Asenjo
    Dr. Ma. Zenaida French

  4. ang mga sumusunod ay ilan sa mga komento na aking nabasa sa post in this site — http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/11749/61st-carlos-palanca-memorial-awards-winners:

    sabi ni Choi Senieres:
    ang sasabihin ng mga writers nag aral sila ng u.p., ateneo, ust, lasalle, o kaya silliman. pag hindi galing sa mga unibersidad na iyang ang writer, basurahan agad ang entry, lalo na kapag ang entry ay english.

    ayon naman kay bcon:
    There is a rumor that the judges do not read all the entries anymore. Some of them automatically name already previous winners the winner. How do they now which entry is which entry? The staff who receives the entries simply tells them. I hope this rumor is false.

    ganito naman ang sabi ni
    Eric Ramos:
    i think you got the judges wrong. last year’s set maybe? looks funny that one or two winners are also judges.

    at heto naman ang sabi ko:
    hmmmmmmmmm, ganito pala, hindi na pala binabasa ng tagapagtaguyod ang lahat ng entries, basta mabasa na lang nila ang pangalan ng mga dating nagsipanalo ay yun na rin ang panalo sa kanila. isa pa, tama naman nga ang sabi ni Eric Ramos, bakit? pwede ba ang ganun, na isa ka na nga sa mga judge tapos isa ka ring contestant doon sa category’ng jinajudge-an mo???? HOW CHEAP………………….

  5. ganun? e.d hindi pla patas ang laban… dapat ay fair ung labanan…. porket hindi galing sa isang sikat n universidad ay wala ng karapatng manalo o pag.asang manalo…

  6. Nagkamali ang Inquirer sa pag-post ng info. Ang nabanggit na Judges ay Judges pa noong Palanca 2010 at hindi para sa winners ng 2011.

    About dun sa hindi na binabasa ang entries, I doubt it. Every year, mas malaki ang bahagdan ng mga first-time winners kaysa sa mga nanalo na dati pa. Also, kahit pen name ay bawal nang ilagay sa bawat entry sa Palanca, disqualified agad ito kapag gayon. Kaya’t walang direktang pagkakakilanlan ang bawat lahok kundi ang Entry No. na mayroon ito.

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  8. san pwd makita ang mga TULA sa panahong 1965 till 1968. kaylangan kasi namin para sa project..ung mismong tula hnd title lang po.

  9. oo nga.. dapat ung mga kwento rin po.. pra po malaman nam,in ung pangyayari🙂

  10. hhahhhaa … 🙂

  11. ahhhmm nasaan po ang tagalag po ng palanca literary winners announced??

  12. ahhhmm nasaan po ang tagalog po ng palanca literary winners announced?? pleasee


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