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Independent Media had tough competition in its category with media groups from India, the US and Puerto Rico also vying for first place.
“Spurred on by the highly successful Cape Argus School’s Quiz, our events division repackaged the concept and rolled it out to schools in Gauteng and KZN. The competition had no barriers to entry and kept the youth engaged in current affairs via our newspapers,” said Independent’s corporate communication department.
The Metropolitan Media Company in India placed second for their “Educating Youngsters to Stay Away from Drugs - VK Drug Free Mangalore Campaign”, while Gannet in the US came third for their “USA Today Network High School Sports Awards”.