Seisen Post Wins Student Journalism Awards

Seisen Post Wins Student Journalism Awards
  • High School
Alex Lee

The First Annual Julio Awards Ceremony was held on July 17. The Julio Awards honor and celebrate Japan's Best English language high school journalists, publications and advisors. The Seisen Post was nominated in a number of categories, including "Best Student Online News Site". Co-Editor of the Seisen Post, Miffy Hori (Class of 2021) represented her writing staff in the online awards ceremony. 

What is Good Journalism?

During the ceremony the MCs explained the criteria that judges used to assess all of the nominees.

Entries were scored from 1 to 10 in four categories: writing, reporting, sources and impact.

Master of Ceremonies Hitomi Hattori stated, "The hardest work for the judges may have been in surmising the impact these stories were likely to have. They considered wether the story would be likely to motivate readers to take positive action for themselves, a community or the world."

Judges included veteran journalists, teachers, authors, television producers and corporate communication professionals.

Student holding awards

Seisen Post Co-Editor Miffy Hori shows off her individual award and the "Best Online Student News Site Award.

Seisen Award Winners

One Winner and Two Runners Up were chosen in three categories: News, Features and Essays/Commentaries

Miffy Hori (Class of 2021)- Winner for Best News Story

"How International is the IB at Seisen?"

Karen Wood (Class of 2023)- Runner up for Best Essay/Commentary

"A Solution to Overexploitation"

Nidhi Ponkshe (Class of 2023)- Runner up for Best Feature

"What Inspired the New Student-Led ELs"

Seisen Award


Seisen Post -Winner for Best Student Online News Site

The "Best Student Online News Site" award was presented by author Guy Harrison. Mr. Harrison said " I took a look at their website by the way and it is very impressive. I love it. (It) had a lot of good articles on there. Good journalism going on with the students at Seisen, so well done."



The Full awards ceremony can be watched here.


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