BISCAST, Naga City – “The Collegian did it again!”

This is the announcement made by The Collegian, BISCAST’s official student publication, on their official Facebook account after winning in the 2019 National Conference in Campus Journalism and 12th Writing Competition held last February 28- March 2 in Baguio City.

The Collegian was hailed Champion in the Multimedia Journalism category after impressing the judges with their “Hardwork to Hardwood” video featuring a “working nanay” and woodcraft artist Arsylee Monduguing.

In an interview, The Collegian Publication Moderator Dr. Ana Cristina R. Ursua mentioned that it was the first time for the sponsor Organization of Student Services Educators, Inc. (OSSEI) to hold this category featuring a team’s collaborative effort in showcasing multimedia journalism.

Ursua said that the theme for the competition is anything that speaks about Baguio City.

She said, “It was the students’ idea talaga kung anong topic nila. They came up to a unique idea na hindi basta-basta maiisip ng mga kalaban nila.”

The title “Hardwork to Hardwood” is based on the story of Arsylee Monduguing, a woodcraft artist in Baguio City and how they take time and effort to create wood crafts which also serve as the source of their income.

Meanwhile, Ursua shared how the judges reacted to their “Hardwork to Hardwood” upon submitting their entry.

“The judges watched the entire video unlike other entries, they would just skip it. And one time, they told us na dapat daw nilagay sa credits ‘yung name ng mga students”, Ursua said.

A total of 26 groups competed in the Multimedia Journalism category.

The campus journalists behind the “Hardwork to Hardwood” are The Collegian’s editor-in-chief, Leo Andrei Ablan, Cedric Trinidad, Jake dela Justa, Jessie Boy Cruzat, Jaypee Arillas, and Theresa Grace Regaspi.

Meanwhile, Ablan placed second in the Editorial Writing Contest (English) and 5th place in the Newswriting Contest.