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KAILA! wins top award for 'engaging with young minds'

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Saturday, August 23, 2014

EFFORTS to captivate the minds of young readers around the country has paid off for The Fiji Times.

The newspaper's baby, KAILA! won the Young Readers Program Awards at the PANPA Awards in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday.

The newspaper's initatiave — KAILA! Design Your Own Newspaper Project for secondary schools was in the limelight of the awards night.

Judges of the awards said the project was a great effort to get young people involved in print journalism.

"Wonderful opportunity for young people to become involved in print journalism, photography and design," the judges commented.

The judges said the project was extremely topical to get the youth of today engaged and interested in newspapers.

The Fiji Times general manager Hank Arts said the win was a great compliment, especially winning against the best in the Asia Pacific region and a win against a number of other finalists.

Senior photojournalist Atu Rasea was also one of the highly commended among four other photographers in the Sports Regional photography category with his photo titled 'I Love Rugby'.

"Our message to our young KAILA! readers is to get involved...talk to us about what you would like to see more of.

"This is your paper. We are listening to make it better and more relevant to you."





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