BACOLOD CITY, March 3 (PNA) — The first regional campus newspaper competition organized by University of St. La Salle (USLS) here recently helped instill development communication among competing campus paper writers.
Dubbed as “Smart Communication – University of St. La Salle Communication Department First Western Visayas Campus Newspaper Competition”, the competition was held in support to the campus journalism programs of the Department of Education and Philippine Information Agency Region 6.
Fourteen high school publications from all over the region vied for top honors in different field of campus journalism – news writing, feature, editorial, sports, science and technology and newspaper lay-outing or design.
The participants who submitted their entries were Antique National School, Capiz National High School, Negros Occidental High School, Negros Occidental National Science High School, Iloilo National High School, Alimodian National High School, Mina National High School, Pavia National High School and Santa Barbara National Comprehensive High School.
Cash prizes and trophies await top five winners in all fields or categories, according to USLS Communication Department head Hannah Papasin.
The winners will be revealed later this month during the awarding ceremony that will form part of the highlights of the diamond jubilee celebration of USLS College of Arts and Sciences.
Meanwhile, DepEd Regional Director Mildred Garay lauded the holding of the competition and authorized it as the qualifying for the region’s entries in the group competition of the National Schools Press Conference slated in Ormoc City in April. (PNA)