Benilde bags 25 wins in Philippine Student Quill Awards | Inquirer Lifestyle
Benilde's alumni Francesca Dimalanta and Gabriela Serrano (third and fourth from left) flanked by IABC representatives
Francesca Dimalanta and Gabriela Serrano (third and fourth from left) flanked by IABC representatives

Benilde bags 25 wins in Philippine Student Quill Awards

Benilde's alumni Francesca Dimalanta and Gabriela Serrano (third and fourth from left) flanked by IABC representatives
Francesca Dimalanta and Gabriela Serrano (third and fourth from left) flanked by IABC representatives

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) posted a record haul of 25 wins at the recent Fifth Philippine Student Quill Awards.

The college brought home the Top Award for Communication Management for Komikwento, a capstone project by Multimedia Arts alumni Gabriela Serrano and Francesca Dimalanta, who both  garnered Awards of Excellence for the entry.

Under the institution’s Student Publications Office, The Benildean Yearbook Office received four Awards of Excellence, namely, Ad Astra 2017: Dimensions; #TaftTravels: Table Taft; and Embark Vols. 1 and 2, and three Awards of Merit, to include  #TaftTravels: Video Revamp; #UsWednesday: Deaf Feature; and the audio-visual presentation for the Third and Bridging Term Commencement Exercises.

Meanwhile, the Benildean Press Corps won five Awards of Excellence for The Benildean Vol. II Issue 8: Dekunstrukt: Profiles (2015-2016); Photo Novela: Behind the Scenes; The Tycoon General; and BHIVE; and six Awards of Merit for The Benildean Vol. II Issue 6; The Benildean Vol. III Issue 9; Your Voices Heard; Horizons: Home (2015-2016); Straight from the Shoulder; and St. Scholastica’s College Holds Noise Barrage for Lumads.

Two Awards of Excellence were given to Benildean Julie Ann Dominguez King for her entry, SGD Coffee, while Laurent Paolo Agas got an Award of Merit for FEPAG: Public Awareness of the Emergency Medical Services.

Of the 239 entries submitted to this year’s Student Quill Awards, only 99 passed rigorous standards. DLS-CSB earned 23 awards for student submissions, and  two other awards were given on the day itself, which netted the school a second-place finish in the School of the Year category.

This is the first time International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines honored the Top 3 schools that received the most number of Awards of Excellence.
An integral part of the Philippine Quill Awards, the Philippine Student Quill Awards is considered the country’s highest and most comprehensive prize in business communication.

IABC Philippines is the first chapter outside North America of the international IABC, a global network of around 15,500 business communicators in 80 countries. It follows a pointing system set by the International Gold Quill Awards given to top corporations worldwide in handing out prizes.