Zarren Benzon, editor-in-chief of The Artificer, receives his award in poetry writing.

The Artificer members proved their journalistic skills after garnering individual and group awards in the recently concluded 17th Region V Tertiary Schools Press Conference (RTSPC) held at the Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa Sr., Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology (DEBESMSCAT), Mandaon, Masbate City last Nov. 16, - 18, 2016.

For the newsletter category, The Artificer publication was awarded as 10th Best Editorial Page, 9th Best Sports Page, 8th Best News Page, 7th Best Literary Page, 6th Page Design, DevComm, and Feature Page and 5th Best Opinion Page. Furthermore, The Artificer members placed in individual categories: Alvin Louie Diata, 10th in News Writing (Filipino); Zarren Benzon, 10th in Poetry Writing (F); Katrina Diesta, 7th in DevComm (E); Julie Betes, 7th in Feature Writing (F); Caroline Grace Hamor, 5th in Copyreading and Headline Writing (E) and 2nd in New Writing (E); Jay Floresca, 4th in Literary Graphics (E) and 9th in Editorial Cartooning (E).

Sorsogon State College will host next year’s 18th RTSPC.

Caroline Grace Hamor
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