Penang scoops top prize

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2018 Kaila! Design Your Own Newspaper fi rst prize winner Penang Sangam College with their gifts. Picture: VIKASH NARAYAN

PENANG Sangam College received their prizes from the Fiji Times team for winning first place in the Kaila! Design Your Own Newspaper Project (DYON).

The project which has been running for more than 10 years allows many students from schools around the country to report, and design their own newspaper which is then published in The Fiji Times liftout Kaila!

Entries were judged on creativity, originality, use of space, use of colour, headlines, use of pictures and captions and the content.

The school vice principal Shareeni Chand said their winning newspaper was done entirely by their students with guidance from their HOD language teacher Renu Kaur.

“I’d like to thank The Fiji Times for holding such competitions like this to encourage our students to be independent thinkers and at the same time improve their literacy.”

The school’s Kaila! team won a laptop, a camera and a cash cheque for Chelsea Romavich who took out the Best Writer award.

Sigatoka Andhra College won second place followed by Sangam Sadhu Kuppuswami Memorial College in third place.

This year’s Kaila! DYON Project will be open for submissions from March. Interested schools willing to take part can contact Senimili Bradburgh on