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 ( His article is published in the March 2011 issue of ISO’s magazine ISO Focus+ (, 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 (

The contest was organized through ISO’s social media presence in Facebook ( and Twitter (