PASIG CITY, May 4, 2023 – The Department of Education (DepEd) is set to welcome back the country’s best campus journalists with Cagayan De Oro hosting the return of a physical National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) from July 17 to 21, 2023.
For this year’s NSPC, only the top regional winner per medium will compete in the individual categories and only one team, composed of five members, per medium in the group categories. Moreover, a campus journalist can participate only in one event, either individual or group category.
Top 5 regional winners per medium, on the other hand, will be eligible to join the school paper category.
Similar to previous years, participants will vie for individual honors in various journalistic categories such as News Writing, Features Writing, Editorial Writing, Sports Writing, Copyreading and Headline Writing, Science and Technology Writing, Photojournalism, Editorial Cartooning, and Column Writing.
Teams from the elementary and secondary levels will also be competing in the Radio Script Writing and Broadcasting and Collaborative Desktop Publishing, while only secondary learners will take on Online Publishing and TV Script Writing and Broadcasting for the group contests.
Furthermore, entries for the school paper contest will be judged based on the News Section, Features Section, Editorial Section, Science and Technology Section, Sports Section, and Layout and Page Design.
Mobile journalism, which is set to be an added category in the next few years, will be introduced in a concurrent session to be attended by ten secondary campus journalists (five in English, five in Filipino) and ten school paper advisers from each region.
With the theme “From Campus Journalism to Real-World Journalism: Shaping Minds from Schools to Societies,” the annual Schools Press Conference will also award outstanding school paper advisers and campus journalists.
The annual conference intends to demonstrate an understanding of journalism through skillful execution in various platforms (i.e., print, broadcast, online) and provide learners the opportunities to use the skills learned in campus journalism for their future careers.
For more details on the 2023 NSPC, please visit https://bit.ly/2023-nspc.