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Winners Announced: SBS Social Impact Challenge 2020

Published: 3 December 2020
Rob Angell

The entries are submitted, the judges have deliberated, and the results are in!  The winners of the Southampton Business School Social Impact Challenge 2020 have been announced.

After reviewing the entries, six high profile expert judges - drawn from industry, academia and SBS’s own alumni base - awarded first place to offer holder Sukrity Chapagain.

Sukrity’s fantastic infographic highlighted the social issue of Chhaupadi – a “centuries-old taboo in Nepal where women are banished outside their homes to live in isolation in makeshift huts or cattlesheds during their period because they are considered impure”.

Judge Dr Pathik Pathak said of Sukrity’s work:

“The winning entry was a was a brilliantly designed infographic that captures a very urgent issue. Congratulations to the winner - richly deserved”

There were two runners up, Anjana Menon for her infographic about protecting Mollem National Park, Goa and Philippa Johnson for her infographic about reducing our carbon ‘hoofprint’ by reducing beef consumption.

All three were awarded certificates and gift vouchers in recognition of their work.  Sukrity will also receive a 1:1 career consultation with CEO Amarjit Singh, and her winning infographic will be displayed in the university.

Twenty-five other Business School offer holders received Highly Commended certificates in acknowledgment of their work in the challenge.

Speaking after the winners had been confirmed, judge Amarjit Singh (India Business Group CEO) said, “some great causes and pressing challenges were captured by the students and many of the infographics were compelling, creative and catchy.  I think they certainly have the potential to be game changers in their respective spaces. Well done to all the contestants, you're all winners in my view.”

Southampton Business School’s Dr Rob Angell, who lead the project along with colleague Dr Philip Alford, said, “huge congratulations to each and every student who took part. It is so gratifying to see the next generation of change makers will be entering our community at Southampton Business School.  We’re looking forward to seeing these students go from strength to strength when they start their courses with us in January.”

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