[Blueboard] 8th Raul L. Locsin Awards for Student Journalism

Randy Jay C. Solis rsolis at ateneo.edu
Tue Jan 23 16:46:21 PHT 2007


8th Raul L. Locsin Awards for Student Journalism


These awards honor the outstanding contributions of all campus journalists
to both journalism in the Ateneo and Philippine campus journalism as a
whole. They celebrate the efforts of student journalists to keep alive
the tradition of fearless, compelling writing that has been the hallmark
of journalism in the Ateneo.

These awards aim to improve campus journalism and encourage outstanding
campus journalists to pursue a career in journalism beyond the Ateneo. It
is but fitting that the campus journalism awards are named after Ateneo
alumnus Raul L. Locisn, founder of BusinessWorld and the first Filipino
to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism. The Raul L. Locsin
Awards, a project of the Department of Communication, recognize the best
campus journalists emerging from the Loyola Schools.

Award Categories

1.	News -- records a significant event that has an impact on the lives of
many
2.	Features -- writing to entertain or inform with emphasis on
storytelling
3.	Opinion -- provides information that leads to critical thought and
sound judgment
4.	Investigative journalism - uncovers, with the use of investigative
techniques, information that others want to remain secret; exposes
wrongdoing, neglect or systems failure, and exacts accountability from
those in positions of power and responsibility
5.	Explanatory Journalism -- explains or clarifies significant and complex
issues
6.	Photojournalism -- captures in photographs human interest or hard news
stories

Guidelines

1.	Award Criteria
Entries will be judged according to the criteria set for each award
category.

2.	Eligibility
All undergraduate students whose written work (news, features or opinion
in Filipino or English) or photos have appeared in student publications
printed with regular frequency and circulated in the university.

3.	Selection Process
a.	all undergraduate campus journalists may vie for the awards. Entry
forms may be obtained from the secretary's office at the Department of
Communication. Deadline for the submission of entries is 500PM, January
26, 2007.
b.	Contenders may submit up to three entries only for each category they
want to vie for. An entry can be submitted in only one category. Five
copies of each entry should be made, one copy for each judge. The entries
should have seen print in campus publications from January to December
2006. Entries should represent only the best work for the chosen category
or categories that contenders have chosen to vie for.
c.	For the news category, only entries with a minimum of eight paragraphs
may be accepted.
d.	For the photojournalism category, photos may be submitted in digital
file format (JPEG High Resolution) saved in CD-ROM. Five copies of the CD
should be made, once copy for each judge.
e.	Contenders should submit one accompanying essay of not more than 400
words explaining their choice/s of entries. The submitted essay should be
printed on short bond paper, double space between paragraphs. The essay
could explain why the stories submitted are memorable and include
insights about journalism while working on these stories.

4.	A board of judges will examine the entries and determine winners for
each category.
The Board will be composed of at least three journalists or journalism
educators affiliated with the university. They will be selected by the
Chair of the Department of Communication or his/her representative. The
Board may invite a resource person to provide additional information
during its deliberations. The decision of the Board, with the
confirmation of the Chair, is final.

5.	Awards Ceremony
The awardees will receive a plaque and a citation during a ceremony on
March 2007.


-- 
Randy Jay C. Solis
Instructor
Department of Communication
Ateneo de Manila University
426-6001 loc. 5213



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