The College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP), the widest and oldest alliance of student publications in the country, will be holding the 72nd national student press conference (NSPC) and 36th congress with the themed: “80 taon ng matalas na pagsusuri at makabayang peryodismo: Kabataan, manindigan para sa Kalikasan malayang pamamahayag.” The NSPC will be on May 14-18, 2012 at Grande Vista Hotel Malvar St., Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Southern Tagalog.
The NSPC will provide lectures and workshops on basic, intermediate and advanced journalism skills. Likewise, trainings in different literary genres will be given. And as part of the Guild’s dedication to educating student journalists regarding the plight of the country, various socio-political discussions will also be featured.
Also, the following awards will be given to outstanding publications:
13th GAWAD ERJ
Named after CEGP President Emeritus Ernesto Rodriguez Jr. This is the search for outstanding student publications in the country. The contest has two categories: major (tabloid, broadsheet, magazine,) and minor (website, alternative form, literary folio). In the major category, a publication may join only one form. In the minor category, a publication may join all the forms.
10th GAWAD Beng
In honor of the dedication of martyred CEGP Vice President for Mindanao Benjaline “Beng” Hernandez in protecting and promoting human rights, Gawad Beng is the award given to the publication with an exemplary program on human rights. Beng, who also worked as a human rights volunteer, was murdered by soldiers while conducting a fact-finding mission at Arakan Valley, Cotabato on April 5, 2002. In this award, a particular program on human rights accompanied by photos, narrative report or video is to be judged (you can use any of these materials).
32nd GAWAD Marcelo H. Del Pilar
This is the highest citation given by the Guild to outstanding alumni.
Entries for the GAWAD ERJ and GAWAD Beng must be sent to The Pioneer, Palawan State University, Tiniguiban Heights, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (postal code: 5300) before May 4, 2012. Entries sent by publications unable to attend the National Convention are automatically disqualified. Kindly see the contest mechanics for more details.
In this regard, we invite your publication to attend the 72nd NSPC. Registration fee is pegged at P3,600/head for lodging, food, and kit. Also, do not forget the annual institutional fee for the National Office (P500) and the local chapters:
CEGP NCR and Ilo-ilo – P250 CEGP Baguio and Tacloban – P300
CEGP Bacolod, Bukidnon, Central Luzon, Davao, General Santos, Samar, Zamboanga – P500
For inquiries and confirmation, you may contact the following:
For Luzon: Gidget Estella (0915.335.20.21)
For NCR: Romina Astudillo (0915.898.29.64)
For Visayas: Angelo Karl Doceo (0946.304.61.37)
For Mindanao: RG Gumano (0932.665.31.92)
We look forward to your publication’s participation in this noble activity.
Participants can pay through the Guild’s Postal Bank or China Bank accounts. For Postal Bank, account name is College Editors Guild of the Philippines, account number 0001-003036-211. For China Bank (Timog Ave QC Branch), account name is Trina Melissa S. Federis, account number 1410812515.
From CEGP National Office