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SPH is biggest winner at 6th Asia Media Awards

By Arthur Poon
Mar 30, 2007
The Straits Times

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) yesterday took home a haul of seven awards from the sixth Asia Media Awards - making it the biggest winner in the annual competition. In all, SPH took one gold, four silvers, and two judges' special recognition awards in categories ranging from design to infographics, at the awards and gala dinner held in Manila on Wednesday night.

WINNING ACCOLADES: SPH Magazines picked up awards for SilverKris and Icon Moments 2006/2007 - a luxury watch and jewellery annual.

The awards, recognising excellence among newspapers and magazines in Asia and the Middle East, are run by Ifra Asia - a regional association of media publishers.

The Special Projects Unit of SPH's marketing division won three awards for the group's English flagship newspaper, The Straits Times, in the Best in Newspaper Supplement Award. This new category recognises the most innovative newspaper supplements.

It won a gold for its Natas Travel 2006 supplement, a silver for its Health & You supplement, and a judges' special recognition award for its Singapore JewelFest2006 package.

Two other SPH publications, The Business Times (BT) and The New Paper, also won awards.

BT clinched a silver for its widely-read Watch Supplement, while The New Paper also bagged a silver under the Best in Newspaper Infographics (non-breaking news) category for its graphics on the proposed Singapore Flyer observation wheel.

SPH's unit, SPH Magazines, also won in another new category - The Best in Magazine Cover Design.

Its Icon Moments 2006/2007 - a luxury watch and jewellery annual launched last September - clinched a silver for the Best in Design Award.

SilverKris - Singapore Airlines' in-flight travel magazine - which is also published by SPH Magazines, received a judges' special recognition award in the same category.

Said SPH chief executive Alan Chan: 'We are certainly pleased that SPH has received recognition for our efforts for editorial and design excellence from our peers in the newspaper, media and advertising industry.'