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HONOUR ROLL: 4 APEX awards for UWI Today

The Marketing and Communications Office (M&C) of The UWI celebrates four awards from the international Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) 2010. The UWI Today newspaper has won four awards of excellence at the APEX awards 2010, as follows.

  1. Magapapers & Newspapers – Print UWI TODAY – Sunday 26th April, 2009 [Cocoa Research]
  2. Green Writing - From Green to Gene – Vaneisa Baksh
  3. Feature Series Writing – Cocoa Series – Vaneisa Baksh and Frances Bekele
  4. Feature Writing – Parlez-vous Francais? – Gerard Best

Director of the M&C, Dawn-Marie De Four-Gill, expressed her pleasure at the results, saying that although the paper came up against competition with far superior resources, it reinforced her feeling that the work being done by the editorial team set very high standards.

“We are always trying to raise the bar,” she said, “and awards like these are extremely useful as evaluation tools, and they serve as great motivation.”

Editor of the UWI Today, Vaneisa Baksh, echoed her sentiments, saying that the two awards for the particular issue featuring the work of the Cocoa Research Unit and the role of cocoa–past, present and future–in the country encouraged efforts to highlight the remarkable work at the Campus.

“There are several splendid research projects going on at The UWI, and we try to use the paper to let the public know about them and how it affects their lives,” she said.

The work was submitted for the 22nd annual awards competition sponsored by the Editors of Writing That Works: The Business Communications Report. With more than 3,700 entries in APEX 2010, awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry–in the opinion of the judges–in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence.