Young Post , the South China Morning Post 's supplement for young readers, has won the top prize in the editorial category at an international competition recognising publishers who excel in engaging youths in news. The World Young Reader Prize was awarded to the section for its coverage of last year's Occupy protest movement in the annual competition organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra). The awards were sponsored by CCI Europe, a Denmark-based publisher of newspaper production software. "This is a good example of not only giving youth a voice in a highly political situation but also of how all media today need to report major news events: multimedia and social," the jury said about Young Post 's coverage. "It also, once again, bursts the myth that young people are not interested in serious news stories." The Young Post editorial team began their coverage of the Occupy protests when a week-long student rally started on September 28. Deputy editor Karly Cox said: "We were there for the student protests. When we realised it wasn't just going to be a one-day event, we rethought our strategy." Young Post editor Susan Ramsay said: "What started out as an important issue for our readers became a citywide story that resounded all over the world." Led by then web editor Leon Lee Chun-ki, the team took to social media to report and obtain information on the protests. By closely monitoring social media sites the team was able to get their reporters to the most important events and locations. Young Post also obtained information from its network of junior reporters - secondary school pupils and university students who belong to the Young Post Junior Reporters' Club established by Ramsay in 2009. One such contributor was Jessie Pang Yu-tung, who joined the club in 2012 and spent most of the 79 days of the protests on site covering the movement. She was awarded the editor's choice award at Young Post 's Junior Reporter Awards ceremony held in January. Young Post 's material was picked up by the international press and earned plaudits from Hong Kong residents for its authenticity in reporting the momentous events. "It is an absolute honour to be recognised for our efforts by Wan-Ifra," said Ramsay. "And we are privileged to be part of the daily lives of Hong Kong's extraordinary young people." Young Post has previously been recognised by Wan-Ifra for its Make the Headlines project. It shares the latest award with Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun and the News-O-Matic app. The editorial category is one of six core categories in which previous winners include The Wall Street Journal , Malaysia's The Star , and Canada's Le Journal de Montréal .