India takes top three spots in Best in Newspaper Marketing at 17th Asian Media Awards

The 17th Asian Media Awards was held as part of Publish Asia 2018. Malaysia made a clean sweep of Newspaper Breaking News Article category with India bagged top three spots in Newspaper Marketing. Jagran Prakashan, South China Morning Post, and Living Media won multiple Golds. The annual award event attracted 435 entries from all over Asia and the Middle East which competed for excellence in editorial content, design, infographics, photography, printing quality, newspaper marketing and community service.

Over 30 judges from international media companies in 13 countries evaluated the entries in recent months to select the 39 award winners honoured during Publish Asia 2018. The winners are listed as under—Gold on top, Silver in middle and Bronze at bottom.

Best in Design

Newspaper Overall Design
CHINA DAILY by China Daily
Sunday Morning Post by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd
The Straits Times by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Magazine Overall Design
Post Magazine by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd
Smile by Ink Publishing
The Novella Issue by Esquire Singapore

Newspaper Front Page Design
MAYHELM by Galadari Printing & Publishing (LLC)
Duterte Year 1: Shock & AWE by Philippine Daily Inquirer
Suspected Taxi Shovel Pedestrians Escapes Three Life-Cycle Rolls by Sing Tao Daily

Magazine Cover Design
China’s New Chick by INDIA TODAY
How Colas Lost their Mojo by INDIA TODAY
How to lose friends and alienate people by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd

Best in Editorial Content

Newspaper Breaking News Article
Two Palestinian brothers stranded at Kuala Lumpur International Airport by The New Straits Times Press
(Malaysia) Bhd
How a tragic death of logger stopped a potential devastation by The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd Student/Trafficked by R.AGE

Newspaper Feature Article
I don’t want you – Nikkei Asian Review by Nikkei Inc.
Student/Trafficked by R.AGE
The Rivers with Cancer by Apple Daily Publication Development Limited, Taiwan Branch

Best in Infographics
Newspaper Infographics
Armada Cheng-Ho by PT Jawa Pos Group
Getting to grips with North Korea by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd
What’s in a face? by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd

Magazine Infographics
Ajman the Land of Safety by Dubai Media Inc
Second Strike Capability by INDIA TODAY
Zayed and Sustainability by Dubai Media Inc

Best in Photojournalism

News Photography
Ablaze by Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation
Flight to Life from the Piercing Claws by Malayala Manorama Company Ltd
“Tears of Loss” by HT Media Limited

Feature Photography
Air Bersih by Kompas Media Nusantara
I Was Sold at 14 as a Sex Slave by Living Media India Ltd
Taiwan Handicapped Inventor Who Walks by Hands and Feet by Apple Daily Publication Development Limited, Taiwan Branch

Sport Photography
Fencing Moves by Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation
Signature to the sand of time by Malayala Manorama Company Ltd
Son vows to rise in Final by The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd

Best in Newspaper Marketing
Dainik Jagran: 957 Pages from a Daughter’s Diary by the Future by Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Dainik Jagran: Creating the Newspaper of Day after Tomorrow by Jagran Prakashan Ltd
The Hindu On Sunday by THG Publishing Pvt Ltd

Best in Community Service
Dainik Jagran : Till the Penny drops by Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Live Positive by Dainik Bhaskar
Panir Golpo (The Tale of Water) by The Daily Star

Best in Print
Participants in the 2018 International Newspaper Color Quality Club (INCQC) competition from Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle East will benefit two folds: they will automatically also participate in the competition for the Asian Media Awards ‘Best in Print Awards’ and therefore stand two chances to be awarded. Results for Best in Print will only be released in June 2018.

INCQC is a biennial competition which begun in 1994 with the objective of improving the day-to-day quality in reproduction and printing at newspapers worldwide. This quality benchmark is based on proven international process standards.

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