SINGAPORE - The National Public School (NPS) International team emerged as merit winners in this year's The Straits Times National Youth Media Competition. The competition was won by first-time entrant Singapore American School (SAS).
The NPS International team comprising Aadhar Agarwal, Venkatesh Vijay Rao, Ashwin Kumaar Raviraj, Shail Modi, Natasha Magendar and Mehek Gupta, all 15, won $500.
Hwa Chong Institution came in second while 2012 winners School of the Arts took the third place. Raffles Institution and Victoria School also won merit awards.
The competition, which is the revamped version of the Straits Times National Schools Newspaper Competition, featured 10 finalists chosen from schools across the city. The
10 teams had to produce a news video of professional cyclist Lemuel Lee, a member of the OCBC Pro Cycling team, post online news updates and design the front page of The Straits Times.
The NPS International team did well in this competition in its previous editions, winning the competition in 2010 and finishing second and third in 2011 and 2012 respectively.
The NPS International team, though proud of what they had achieved in the latest competition, were disappointed that they could not manage a podium finish.
The team's editor Shail Modi said they could have done better.
However, the highlight for the team was what they learnt through this exercise, like thinking out of the box and coming up with ideas that pushed the boundaries of creative thought.