The winner of the article writing contest is José Rakotomanjaka from Madagascar whose thought-provoking article looks at the challenges that Africa faces in sowing a responsible future (www.iso.org/iso/sr_contest_winner.htm). His article is published in the March 2011 issue of ISO’s magazine ISO Focus+ (www.iso.org/iso/iso-focusplus_2011-03.htm), whose Special Report is dedicated to ISO 26000.

The response to the contest was outstanding, with a wealth of articles received from people all over the world: from Armenia to Indonesia, from the Philippines to Japan, from experts to non-experts alike. A selection of the entries can be found here (www.iso.org/iso/sr_contest.htm).

The contest was organized through ISO’s social media presence in Facebook (www.facebook.com/isostandards) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/isostandards).