Monday, September 01, 2003

2003 Don Palanca Awards for Literature results

Here’s the list of winners, for the English Division for those who want to know (why only English? Well, it’s the division I compete in. I’m certain someone else will post the Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon and Iluko Division winners).

English Division

Future Fiction (no awards for 1st and 2nd)

3rd – Sidhi by Yvette Tan

Short Story

1st – Doreen’s Story by Rosario Lucero
2nd – The Hero of the Snore Tango by Ian Casocot
3rd – Closed Doors by Maria Theresa Kwe

Short Story for Children

1st – The Greediest of Rajahs and the Whitest of Clouds by Honoel Ibardaloza
2nd – Behind the Old Aparador by Cyan Abad-Jugo
3rd – Kulog by Yvette Tan

Essay

1st – The Music of Pestle-on-Mortar by Rosario Lucero
2nd – Videoke Blues by Lourd de Veyra
3rd – Licking Lollies by Xerxes Matza

Poetry

1st – Bodies of Water by Isodoro Cruz
2nd – Exploratoria by Angelo Suarez
3rd – Tornadoes and other Poems by Mike Maniquz

One-Act Play (no 1st prize)

2nd – The Onan Circle by Dean Francis Alfar
3rd – The Birth of Flight by Glenn Sevilla Mas

Full-length Play (no 1st-prize)

2nd – Fluid by Floy Quintos
3rd – The Adventures of Pilandok by Frank Rivera

*Sigh. 3 out of the 4 times I placed 2nd, there was no first prize. It's an odd feeling, being the best for the year but no-exactly-so. Oh well.*

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