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Asia Media Awards 2008

Elaine Wong, from IFRA Asia, and Pichai Chuensuksawadi, editor in chief of The Bangkok Post, followed by Reiner Mittelbach, CEO of IFRA, and Francis Tiong, from Ming Pao Enterprise Corp, handed out the awards to the different winners in the various categories. In the picture, a representative of Jordan United Press accepts one of the prizes the group received Wednesday night from Wong and Chuensuksawadi.

More than 80 awards were awarded at the 7th Annual Asia Media Awards Gala Dinner, during IFRA's Publish Asia 2008 conference and expo in Macau, China. Winners from throughout the Asia-Pacific region were announced in competitions judging every aspect of news and newspaper operations from printing quality and product design to photographer and news coverage.

The following is a complete list of the awards, which were presented by various representatives of IFRA, IFRA Asia and the conference's sponsors.
(This list excludes award categories in which there were no entrants or no winners.)

Asian Newspaper Color Quality Awards


Weekday circulation below 80,000 copies
> Gold
Company: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.; Publication: The Business Times
> Silver
Company: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd; Publication: Berita Harian
> Bronze
Company: Sakal Paper Ltd; Publication: The Maharashtra Herald

Weekday circulation 80,000–200,000 copies
> Gold
Company: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd; Publication: Lianhe ZaoBao
> Silver
Company: Sin Chew Media Corporation Bhd; Publication: Guang Ming Daily
> Bronze
Company: Al Nisr Publishing LLC Dubai United Arab Emirates; Publication: Gulf News

Weekday circulation over 200,000 copies
> Gold
Company: Asahi Shimbun Co Ltd; Publication: The Asahi Shimbun
> Silver
Company: HT Media Ltd; Publication: Hindustan
> Bronze
Company: HT Media Ltd; Publication: Hindustan Times


Best in Design Award


Best in Newspaper Design, Circulation below 100,000 copies
> Gold
Company: South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd; Publication: Sunday Morning Post
> Silver
Company: Jordan United Press; Publication: Al Ghad Newspaper
> Bronze
Company: Sing Tao News Corporation Ltd – Art Department; Publication: Sing Tao Daily

Newspaper Design, Circulation over 100,000 copies
> Gold
Company: South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd; Publication: South China Morning Post
> Silver
Company: HT Media Ltd; Publication: MINT
> Bronze
Company: Ming Pao Newspapers Ltd; Publication: Ming Pao

Magazine Overall Design, Circulation below 50,000
> Gold
Company: SPH Magazines Pte Ltd; Publication: Icon Singapore (March 2007)
> Silver
Company: Handsome Technology Co., Ltd.; Publication: dpi- Design Popular Imagination Magazine vol.104
> Bronze
Company: Revolution Press Pte Ltd; Publication: Cake Vol.1
> Judges' Special Recognition
Company: Edipresse Asia; Publication: Hong Kong Tatler

Magazine Overall Design, Circulation over 50,000
> Gold
Company: PT Gaya Favorit Press; Publication: GADIS Magazine

Magazine Cover Design, Circulation below 50,000
> Gold
Company: Sesame Seed Creatives Inc.; Publication: Imagine Magazine
> Silver
Company: Revolution Press Pte Ltd; Publication: Cake Vol.1
> Bronze
Company: Edipresse Asia; Publication: Home Journal

Magazine Cover Design, Circulation over 50,000
> Gold
Company: Hong Kong Economic Times Holdings; Publication: U Magazine
> Silver
Company: MediaCorp Publishing Pte Ltd; Publication: I Weekly (June 2007)
> Bronze
Company: Time Asia (Hong Kong) Limited; Publication: TIME

Newspaper Front Page, Circulation below 50,000
> Gold
Company: South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd; Publication: Sunday Morning Post
> Silver
Company: Shanghai Daily; Publication: Shanghai Daily
> Bronze
Company: Jordon United Press; Publication: Al Ghad Newspaper
> Judges' Special Recognition
Company: Apex Press And Publishing; Publication: The Week

Newspaper Front Page, Circulation over 50,000
> Gold
Company: Al Nisr Publishing LLC; Publication: Gulf News
> Silver
Company: United Daily News; Publication: United Daily News
> Bronze
Company: Rajasthan Patrika Private Ltd; Publication: Rajasthan Patrika

Best in Infographics Award


Breaking News, Circulation over 100,000 copies
> Gold
Company: South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd.
; Publication: South China Morning Post
> Silver
Company: Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inc.
; Publication: Philippine Daily Inquirer
> Bronze
Company: Apple Daily Publication Development Ltd Taiwan; Publication: Apple Daily

Non-Breaking News, Circulation over 100,000 copies
> Gold
Company: The JoongAng Daily News
; Publication: JoongAng Sunday, Choi Jong-Yong, Hotel Airbus A380
> Silver
Company: Apple Daily Publication Development Ltd Taiwan
; Publication: Apple Daily
> Bronze
Company: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd; Publication: The New Paper

Best in Newspaper Supplement Award


Circulation below 100,000
> Gold
Company: Ming Pao Newspapers Ltd; Publication: Ming Pao
> Silver
Company: Ming Pao Newspapers Ltd; Publication: Ming Pao
> Bronze
Company: Ming Pao Newspapers Ltd; Publication: Ming Pao

Circulation over 100,000 copies
> Gold
Company: The JoongAng Daily News; Publication: JoongAng Ilbo, Cartoon Teenteen Economics
> Silver
Company: Ming Pao Newspapers Ltd; Publication: Ming Pao
> Bronze
Company: Ming Pao Newspapers Ltd; Publication: Ming Pao

Best in Special Coverage Newspaper Special Section


Circulation below 100,000
> Gold
Company: Sing Tao News Corporation Ltd – Art Department; Publication: Sing Tao Daily - 1 July 2007
> Silver
Company: Al Nisr Publishing LLC; Publication: Gulf News
> Bronze
Company: Sing Tao News Corporation Ltd – Art Department; Publication: Sing Tao Daily - 26 April 2007
> Judges' Special Recognition
Company: PT Bina Media Tenggara; Publication: The Jakarta Post (Youth Speak)

Circulation over 100,000 copies
> Gold
Company: HT Media Limited; Publication: MINT
> Silver
Company: The Joong-Ang Daily News; Publication: Joongang Ilbo Sunday, Special Report
> Bronze
Company: South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd; Publication: Ming Pao
> Bronze
Company: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd; Publication: The Straits Times

Best in Special Coverage – Magazine Special Issue


Circulation below 50,000
> Gold
Company: The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd; Publication: Off The Edge – Merdeka 50 years
> Silver
Company: MediaCorp Publishing Pte Ltd; Publication: Celebrate 25 Years of Local Drama
> Bronze
Company: WestEast Publishing Ltd.; Publication: WestEast Magazine - Issue No. 22

Circulation over 50,000
> Gold
Company: Hong Kong Economic Times Holdings; Publication: U Magazine
> Silver
Company: Ming Pao Newspapers Ltd; Publication: Ming Pao

Best in Online Media


Circulation below 100,000
> Gold
Company: Shanghai Daily; Publication: www.shanghaidaily.com
> Silver
Company: Jordan United Press; Publication: www.alghad.jo

Circulation over 100,000
> Gold
Company: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd; Publication: The Stomp Team
> Silver
Company: Fairfax Digital Australia & New Zealand Pty Ltd; Publication: www.smh.com.au
> Bronze
Company: Apple Daily Publication Development Ltd Taiwan; Publication: http://1-apple.com.tw
> Judges' Special Recognition
Company: Inquirer Interactive, Inc.; Publication: www.inquirer.net
> Judges' Special Recognition
Company: South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd; Publication: scmp.com

Best in Photojournalism Award


News Photography – General News
> Gold
Company: HT Media Ltd; Photographer: Himanshu Vyas
> Silver
Company: Ming Pao Newspapers Ltd; Photographer: Ming Pao
> Bronze
Company: Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp; Photographer: Jake C. Salavador

News Photography – Spot News
> Gold
Company: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd; Photographer: Lim Wui Liang – The Straits Times
> Silver
Company: Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp; Photographer: Linus G. Escandor II
> Bronze
Company: Diligent Media Corporation Ltd; Photographer: Dhiraj Singh
> Judges' Special Recognition
Company: HT Media Ltd; Photographer: Rajanish Kakade

Feature Photography
> Gold
Company: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd; Photographer: Bob Lee Keng Siang – My Paper
> Silver
Company: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd; Photographer: Alan Lim – The Straits Times
> Bronze
Company: South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd; Photographer: Ricky Chung

Sports Photography
> Gold
Company: The Dominion Post; Photographer: Kent Blechynden
> Silver
Company: HT Media Ltd; Photographer: Satish Bate
> Bronze
Company: South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd; Photographer: Dustin Shum

Best Newspaper Photographer
> Gold
Company: The Dominion Post; Photographer: Kent Blechynden
> Silver
Company: The Dominion Post; Photographer: Phil Reid
> Bronze
Company: Apple Daily Publication Development Ltd Taiwan; Photographer: Ho Chang Teng
> Judges' Special Recognition
Company: HT Media Ltd; Photographer: Ritesh Uttamchandani



– Mari Pascual


Posted 02-04-2008 · 23:06:19
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