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Winning entries from The Straits Times National Schools Newspaper Competition go on tour!

Singapore, February 16, 2006 - Check out the winning entries of Singapore’s first National Schools Newspaper Competition as they go on tour at the national libraries.

Organised by The Straits Times and IN, a weekly supplement for secondary school students, the national competition saw ten finalist schools compete in a 24-hour reality challenge.

Each school had sent in a 5-member team, which pitted their skills to complete four assignments within a given time period. The challenge tested the students’ skills, versatility & resourcefulness. They then had to design and lay-out these stories onto four tabloid-sized pages - all this within 24 hours!

The works of the top six schools which won the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Awards will be on display.

Gold Award: Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)
Silver Award: Raffles Instituition
Bronze Award: CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School
Merit Awards: Victoria School, Ang Mo Kio Secondary School and Manjusri Secondary School

The exhibition will also showcase IN, the official media for the competition, and also The Straits Times’ much talked-about youth supplement.

Look out for the exhibit at the following venues on these dates:

Woodlands Library 20 - 28 Feb
Jurong Regional Library 1 - 9 March
Tampines library 10 - 19 March

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Co. Regn. No: 198402868E

For more information, please call:
Shahrena Hassan
Asst Manager
Editorial Promotions & Branding
Tel: 6319 5097

About Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Main board listed Singapore Press Holdings Limited is the leading media company in Singapore, in the print, Internet and broadcasting platforms. It publishes 13 newspapers in the four official languages and more than 80 magazine titles. Everyday, 2.8 million individuals, or 88 per cent of the people above 15 years old, read one of the SPH publications. Its Internet Business Unit manages the online editions of SPH’s major newspapers and magazines, which together enjoy over 300 million pageviews a month.

SPH also owns a 20% stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40% stake in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, which publishes free sheet Today. SPH has a 70% stake in UnionWorks which operates two entertainment radio channels, UFM 100.3 FM in Chinese and WKRZ 91.3 FM in English, and owns an 80% stake in SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore´s largest LED network media company.

About The Straits Times
The Straits Times, the English flagship daily of SPH, has been serving readers for 160 years. Launched on 15 July 1845, its comprehensive coverage of happenings in Singapore, the region and beyond, makes it the most-read newspaper in Singapore. It has a daily circulation of 390,000 and readership of about 1.3 million. The Straits Times’ key strength is in its world-class coverage of news outside Singapore. With 10 bureaus in major cities around the world, The Straits Times correspondents bring world news to readers on a Singapore platter, helping them appreciate world events from a Singaporean perspective