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16th Luzonwide Higher Education Press

Conference
ILOCOS * CAGAYAN * CENTRAL LUZON * CALABARZON * MIMAROPA * BICOL * CORDILLERA

February 22 to 24, 2017


A&A Plaza Hotel
National Highway cor. Wescom Road, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 5300

Theme: Propelling Change Through Empowered Campus


Journalism

Approved Rules of Contests

Individual Writing Contests

1. Eligibility. Any bonafide college student is eligible to participate in


the press conference. Certification from the school registrar
(with dry seal) is required upon registration. Each contestant
shall bring a duly authenticated student identification card for AY
2016-2017. A medical certificate from the school physician
should also be presented upon registration.

2. The registration fee for the three-day press conference is Php


5,500.00 per participant. First meal shall be lunch of February 22
and last meal shall be lunch of February 24. Only principal meals
will be served (no snacks).

Only CASH payments shall be accepted.

Bank : ______________________________________
Account
Account Name : ______________________________________
details
Account Number : ______________________________________
to follow

Please send your pre-registration form and scanned deposit slip to


Prof. Maria Concepcion J. Cayaon at
maraiahcayaon@gmail.com on or before February 1, 2017.

3. Participation in the individual writing contest is exclusive to the top


5 regional winners as certified by the report from the Regional
Association Presidents.

4. Contestants may participate in not more than three (3) contests.

5. There shall be 12 contested categories in English and Filipino. These


are the following: newswriting, editorial writing, sports writing,
feature writing, poetry writing, development communication writing,
comic strip drawing, copyreading/headline writing, column writing,
editorial cartooning, photojournalism and literary graphics
illustration. Layouting, which is now a regular contest, shall follow
the following guidelines:
a. Each contestant must bring a laptop or desktop computer with
CD/DVD writer or USB port. The laptop/desktop computer
must have Adobe Photoshop and In-Design of any version.

b. Materials (text, photos, graphics, masthead, editorial box)


shall be provided by the lecturer/judge either in Filipino or
English.

c. In two and a half (2 ) hours, including the lecture, each


contestant shall make a layout of a 4-page newsletter with
9x12/8.5x11 sized paper that shall contain news, opinion,
feature and sports sections.

d. Contestants are not allowed to add or remove any of the


materials provided by the judge in the final layout.

e. Final layout must be saved in .pdf format and must also be


saved in a blank cd/dvd or flash drive for submission to the
proctor for judging. Contestants must bring their own cd/dvd
or flashdrive.

f. Placing of any marks that shall identify the school is not be


allowed. Entries with marks shall be automatically
disqualified.

6. Contestants in Editorial Cartooning shall use charcoal and/or pencil


only. A 1/8-illustration board shall be used for the competition.
Contestants shall bring their illustration board.

7. Use of ink in Comic Strip Drawing is allowed. Comics drawing


should be in 4 boxes. 1/8-illustration board shall used for the
competition. Contestants shall bring their illustration board.

8. For Literary Graphics Illustration, contestants are to interpret a


poem or any prose to be given by the lecturer/judge in a 1/8-
illustration board. Any medium with a maximum of six (6) colors is
allowed. Contestants shall bring their illustration board.

9. Writing style in opinion writing shall be informal, with commentary


breaks on national or developmental issues.

10. Photojournalism contestants shall use digital SLR cameras,


however, printing cost for twelve (12) pictures shall be shouldered
by the contestants. Contestants shall bring their -illustration
board.

11. Participants who shall come late in his/her contest due to


participation in another individual contest shall be given
one (1) hour. Participants who shall arrive late not due to
participation in another contest shall be allowed in the
contest but he/she shall only consume the remaining time
allotted for that particular contest.

12. Top 10 shall be announced winners. All shall receive medals and
certificates of recognition, while certificates of merit shall be
awarded to the contestants adviser.

Note: Dress code shall be strictly observed. No contestants shall be


allowed inside the contest rooms in house clothes. Advisers are
not exempted from this rule.

Group Competitions:

1. School papers/publications published within the present academic


year shall be considered entries to the group competitions.

2. There shall be 5 brackets: MAGAZINE, NEWSLETTER, TABLOID,


BROADSHEET and LITERARY FOLIO.

3. Schools can enter their publications in ANY or ALL bracket


categories provided there is no duplication of the same bracket type
as entry.

4. Standard sizes of Print Publications shall be observed (stated


below). Discretion of the organizing committee shall be respected in
determining acceptance of entries deviating from the following
sizes:

Magazine (8.5 x 11.5 or 9x12, minimum of 24 pages)


Best Newsletter (8.5 x 11.5 or 9x12, minimum of 12 pages
Best Literary Folio (any size, minimum of 40 pages)
Broadsheet (13/13.5 x 22, minimum of 12 pages)
Tabloid (12 x 18 , minimum of 12 pages)

5. Mimeographed and computer printed papers or publications shall


not be allowed for competition. Only offset printed publications shall
be accepted.

6. Seven (7) copies are required in each bracket for the competition.

7. Top 10 shall be announced winners. ALL shall receive trophies and


certificates of recognition.

8. All group entries should be received on or before January 23, 2017


by the 16th LHEPC Secretariat. Please send your entries to:

Name: Prof. Carmelita C. Placino


School: Southern Luzon State University Lucban
Campus
Address: Brgy. Kulapi, Lucban, Quezon 4328
Mobile No./s: 0917-897-5877 or 0933-486-1319
9. Mailed group entries post-marked on of before January 23, 2017
shall still be accepted by the Secretariat. Entries received after the
specified date shall be disqualified.

10. Failure to comply with all these requirements shall disqualify the
paper from the contests.

11. For further details, please contact the Secretariat:

Name: Prof. Maria Concepcion J. Cayaon


School: Western Philippines University
Address: Aborlan, Palawan
Mobile No./s: 0920-331-7582
E-mail: maraiahcayaon@gmail.com

12. Presidents of regional associations shall submit to Prof. Maria


Concepcion J. Cayaon the following on or before January 23,
2017. Please e-mail to mariahcayaon@gmail.com:

List of Regional Winners (1st to 10th place)


List of Officers (Student Editors and Advisers Group)
At least 8 pictures of the conduct of regional press
conference
Date, venue, number of delegates and attendance of
institutions during the regional press conference
Expected number of delegates attending the 15th
LHEPC(students, advisers and CHED regional
representatives)
Message from the CHED regional director (with picture)

13. Regional colors: Ilocos (Pink), Cagayan (Violet), Central Luzon


(Green), CALABARZON (Yellow), MIMAROPA (Blue), BICOL
(Orange), Cordillera (Red), Guest Region (Gray). Regional shirts
shall be worn during the opening program on February 22, 2017.

Note:

1. Accommodations shall be strictly on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED


BASIS. Participating schools who shall send their pre-registration
forms early shall be given priority in billeting. NO PRE-REGISTRATION
FORM, NO KIT. Daily updates on received pre-registration forms and
group contest entries shall be posted on the official Facebook update
page of the 16th LHEPC.

2. Participants with special food requirements should coordinate with


the Secretariat immediately upon registration. First meal shall be
lunch of February 22 and last meal shall be lunch of February 24.
Only principal meals shall be served (no snacks).
Tentative Schedule of Activities

Day 1
08:00-12:00NN Registration and Billeting of Delegates
12:00-01:00PM LUNCH
01:00-03:00PM Opening Program
03:00-05:00PM Hall A. Lecture in Photojournalism (Part 1)
Hall B. Lecture and Contest in Editorial Writing
Hall C. Lecture and Contest in Literary Graphics Illustration
05:30-07:30PM Hall A. Lecture and Contest in Editorial Cartooning
Hall B. Lecture and Contest in News Writing
Hall C. Lecture and Contest in Feature Writing
Hall D. Lecture and Contest on Layouting
06:00-07:00PM DINNER
07:00PM Governors Night with the Advisers

Day 2
06:00-07:40AM BREAKFAST
08:00-10:00AM Hall A. Lecture and Contest in Comics Strip Drawing
Hall B. Lecture and Contest in Sports Writing
Hall C. Lecture and Contest in DevComm Writing
Contest in Photojournalism (Part 2)
10:30-12:30PM Hall A. Lecture and Contest in Poetry Writing
Hall B. Lecture and Contest in Opinion Writing
Hall C. Lecture and Contest in Copyreading and Headline
Writing
12:00-01:30PM LUNCH
01:00-03:00PM LACE Meeting and Preparation of Activities
03:00-06:00PM Lecture/Seminar for the delegates
05:00-06:00PM Hall A. Contest in Photojournalism (Part 3)
06:00-07:30PM DINNER
07:00PM ALTPA Business Meeting
08:00-11:00PM LACE Night and Cultural Show

Day 3
06:00-07:00AM BREAKFAST
08:00-12:00NN Awarding and Closing Ceremonies
12:00-01:30PM LUNCH
HOME SWEET HOME!

NOTE: Dress code shall be strictly observed. Contestants in house


clothes shall not be allowed inside the contest rooms. Advisers are
likewise advised to observe the dress code at all times.
16th Luzonwide Higher Education Press Conference
February 22-24, 2017
A&A Plaza Hotel
National Highway cor. Wescom Road, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 5300

PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

Name of School :
____________________________________________________________________________________
Campus:____________________________________________________________________________
_________________
Name of School Publication :
_______________________________________________________________________

No. of Adviser/(s) : Male ________________ Female ________________


No. of Student-Participants : Male ________________ Female
________________
TOTAL NO. OF DELEGATES : _________________________________________________
*Pls. use additional sheet, if necessary.
Name of Delegates Sex Email Address Mobile Size of
Number Shirt
S/M/L/XL/XX
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AUTHORIZED PERSON MAKING THIS RESERVATION/PRE


-REGISTRATION:

Name :
______________________________________________________________
Designation :
______________________________________________________________
Signature :
______________________________________________________________
Expected Time of Arrival:
_____________________________________________________

Please send/e-mail this reservation form to:


Name:_______________________________
Email: _______________________________
Contact Number:_______________________