UST reaps 19 Student Quill awards; The Flame bags three prizes

The University of Santo Tomas, which garnered 19 awards, was the second-best performing school in the 10th Student Quill Awards. Art by Janssen Judd Romero/ THE FLAME

THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas garnered 19 awards in various categories of the 10th Philippine Student Quill, which recognizes exemplary communication research, programs, skills, and creative work. 

Four UST entities, including The Flame, bagged accolades in the awards program, according to the announcement of its organizer, the International Association of Business Communicators, on Friday, Jan. 15. 

The Flame, the official publication of the Faculty of Arts and Letters, bagged three awards. 

“Afterglow,” a literary piece by Ghemarie Labsan, and “Thomasians reminisce, move forward during return of onsite Paskuhan,” an article by Aubrey Shane Lim, former The Flame editor-in-chief  Dawn Danielle Solano, associate editor Prince Ernest Eugene Ronson Sabado, news editor Zoe Airabelle Aguinaldo, Shayne Lee Andreas Macaraeg, Katherine Chan and former managing editor Matthew Dave Jucom won in the writing category. 

Winning in the publications category was “Hintayan,” the 2022 edition of Dapitan, the official literary folio of The Flame, which was led by then-literary editor Maria Pamela Reyes.

Entries were assessed through a seven-point scale of excellence from 1 to 7, with 7 as the highest score. 

Other Thomasian entities that were recognized in the contest were Tiger Media Network, the official broadcasting arm of UST, which bagged eight awards; The Varsitarian, the official campus publication of UST, which won four plums; and media production organization TOMCAT, which won two awards. Class projects by communication students received two accolades. 

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, which won 22 trophies, remained the most awarded educational institution for the second consecutive year. It was followed by UST, the second-best performing school, and Colegio de San Juan de Letran, which collected 15 accolades. 

Carrying the theme, “ A decade of shaping the future of communication,” this year’s Student Quill received 800 entries from different institutions, the highest record in the history of the awarding body.F


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