The implementing guidelines are set forth to be strictly adhered to at competitions across levels.
National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) 2013
The host of the 2013 National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) is DepEd Region VIII, specifically the Division of Ormoc City. The event shall be held on April 7-12, 2013, with the theme "Campus Journalists: Championing Ethics in Social Media".
The Conference aims to:
- promote understanding among campus journalists/ participants the importance of journalism by expressing it through different journalistic endeavors and approaches;
- sustain advocacy on social consciousness;
- provide a venue for an enriching learning experience for pupils and students interested in pursuing journalism as a career;
- promote responsible journalism and fair and ethical use of social media; and
- enhance journalistic competence through healthy and friendly competitions.
The Conference activities shall include the following: (a) Individual Contests; (b) Scriptwriting and Radio Broadcasting Contests; (c) Collaborative Publishing Contest; (d) Concurrent Sessions; (e) Awarding of the Group (School Paper) Contests; (f) Individual Contests, Scriptwriting and Radio Broadcasting, and Collaborative Publishing Contests; (g) Non-contestants' Activities; and (f) Awarding of the National Outstanding School Paper Advisers (SPAs) and Campus Journalists (CJs), among others. The guidelines of the Individual and Group Contests are contained in Enclosure Nos. 1 and 2.
In support of the development of digital literacy and in consideration of the 21st Century Core Skills which children need to learn, the conduct of the NSPC shall model and provide opportunities for campus journalists to demonstrate their journalistic competence. Thus, appropriate changes have been made in the following: (a) the number of regional entries to the Group (School Paper) Contests per category per medium and the criteria for judging in the Individual Writing Contests; (b) inclusion of the Science and Technology section; (c) manner of submission of the school papers; (d) Scriptwriting and Radio Broadcasting; (e) Collaborative Publishing; (f) Photojournalism; and (g) the introduction of e-publication (see Enclosure No. 1).
Any violation of the stipulated guidelines is subject for disqualification.
The top seven winners per medium shall be recognized and the points they have garnered will be included in the computation of the overall scores.
The regional winners/entries for the Group (School Paper) Contests in print, electronic or portable document format (pdf) and the e-publication must be received by the BEE and BSE on or before February 22, 2013 (Friday), 5:00 p.m. No extension of due date/time will be allowed.
The Official Regional Delegation shall consist of 250 participants. The breakdown is shown in Enclosure No. 3. The delegates are expected to be at the venue before dinner on April 7 (Sunday) and to leave after breakfast on April 12, 2013 (Friday). Early confirmation and registration with the host region is encouraged.
The Regional Delegation is required to submit to the host region/division the Official Regional Delegation with the designation and contact numbers, schedule of arrival/departure and means of transportation (airline, shipping line or RORO) to reach the venue.
Each participant shall pay a registration fee of Four Thousand Pesos (P 4,000.00) to cover the cost of board and lodging, kits including conference materials and other incidental expenses charged to school MOOE/local funds/SEF or the School Campus Journalism Fund, subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and procedures. Participants from the private schools shall make their own arrangements to source out funds to cover the costs relative to their participation in the aforecited activity. Advance payment in cheques shall be addressed to the host region/division while on-site registration shall be paid in cash.
Non-contestants, parents and other school officials who are not part of the official regional delegation are required to seek their own accommodation and contact the host region/division for assistance. They can contact the Curriculum Learning Management Division (CLMD) of Region VIII headed by Dr. Alejandro L. Yman at telephone no.: (053) 323-3854 or through the CLMD's email address: deped email@example.com.
The subsidy in the amount of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (P 2,500,000.00) shall be downloaded to the host region to cover the costs of trophies, certificates, supplies and materials, honoraria, board and lodging, transportation of the judges, rehabilitation of the billeting quarters, rental of equipment/vehicle, payment for utilities, contingency and other related expenses incurred in the conduct of the NSPC, subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
The conduct of the other major activities listed in Enclosure No. 4 shall be charged to the OSEC Campus Journalism Funds subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
For further information and submission of the regional winners/entries for the Group (School Paper) Contests and Individual Contests, contact or visit any of the following:
Dr. Marilyn D. DimaanoAttention: Mr. Eldy U. OnasBureau of Elementary Education (BEE)2nd Floor, Bonifacio Building, DepEd Central OfficeDepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig CityTelefax No.: (02) 638-4700Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Lolita M. AndradaAttention: Ms. Anna Marie Baligod-San DiegoBureau of Secondary Education (BSE)3rd Floor, Bonifacio Building, DepEd Central OfficeDepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig CityTelefax No.: (02) 632-7586Email Address: email@example.com
- General Guidelines for the Selection of Winners in the Different Individual Writing Contest
- Criteria for Editorial Writing, News Writing, Feature Writing, Sports Writing, Editorial Cartooning, Photojournalism
- General Guidelines for Group Contest
- General Guidelines for the Selection of the Best Sections and Category
- Criteria for Editorial Section, News Section, Features Section, Sports Section, For Layout and Page Design Category, Science and Technology Section
- Criteria for Selecting The Best School Papers
- Guidelines for the Collaborative Publishing Contest
- Guidelines for Radio - Broadcasting - Script Writing Contest Guidelines (Filipino and English)
- Criteria for Radio Broadcasting and Scriptwriting
- 2013 NSPC Confirmation Sheet
- Major Activities for the 2013 National Schools Press Conference