SPH Magazines wins 15 prizes at MPAS awards (BT)

BackMar 18, 2010

SPH Magazines swept 15 awards in 17 categories at the Magazine Publishers Association of Singapore (MPAS) Magazine Awards 2010. SPH's titles won five gold awards, eight silver and two bronze.

Standing out among the 146 entries for the awards, SPH Magazines made a clean sweep in the Watch Magazine of the Year category, with PEAK Selections: Timepieces winning the gold, 24:7 taking the silver, and ICON Moments rounding out with the bronze.

ICON also won gold in the Chinese Language Magazine of the Year category for the second year running. Other titles that won gold include Young Parents, for Parenting Magazine of the Year; SilverKris, for Best Contract Magazine of the Year; and Shape, for Health/Fitness Magazine of the Year.

Her World, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and Female, tied for the silver in a new category, Fashion Magazine of the Year.

Proving it is strong not only in print magazines but also in online services, SPH Magazines' www.hardware won a silver award in the Best Online Magazine of the Year category, another new category added by MPAS this year.

ZbBz, a new high-end lifestyle magazine published monthly by SPH's Chinese Newspapers Division, also won two awards - a silver, for Best Chinese Magazine of the Year, and a bronze, for Luxury Magazine of the Year.