FILE PHOTO (Photo by Francia Denise M. Arizabal/ The Varsitarian)

THE UNIVERSITY won a total of 19 awards in the 10th Philippine Student Quill Awards, a tilt recognizing outstanding communication-related outputs by students across the country. 

Including four awards won by the Varsitarian, UST tallied the second highest number of awards among participating schools, next to De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde which had 22 winning entries. 

The Varsitarian, the 96-year-old student publication of UST, won in the publications category with its Paskuhan 2022 issue, its first print edition since the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Protest vs Marcos Jr. as UST fine arts grads wear pink masks,” a feature story on the protest staged by College of Fine Arts and Design graduates during their solemn investiture rites, by Faith Gelacio and Judd Crescini of the Varsitarian, reaped an award in the writing category.

The “V” also emerged victorious in the audio/visual category, earning citations for its 2022 Baccalaureate Mass and Paskuhan 2022 video productions.

Tiger Media Network (TMN), the University’s official broadcasting arm, reaped eight accolades in the 10th Philippine Student Quill Awards.

Varsitarian writer Alyanna Tamaray snagged an award in the special and experiential events category for the “TR Streamliner” program produced under Tiger Radio of TMN.

The Flame, the official student publication of the Faculty of Arts and Letters, won three prizes. Students from the UST Department of Communication and Media Studies were also recognized in the tilt.  

Other schools that reaped awards were Colegio de San Juan de Letran (15), Far Eastern University (6), UST Angelicum College (2), De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (2), Holy Angel University (2), Philippine High School for the Arts (2), and San Beda University (1). 

The Philippine Student Quill Awards, under the prestigious Philippine Quill Awards organized by the International Association of Business Communicators, is one of the biggest competitions in the country that recognizes exemplary work in business communications.

The 10th edition of the awards saw the most number of entries in its history, drawing over 800 entries from various schools nationwide.

The awarding ceremony will be held on Jan. 23. 


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