In their 17th edition, Wan-Ifra's annual Asian Media Awards attracted 435 entries from countries 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 at Publish Asia.
The full list of winners appear below:
Best in Design
Newspaper Overall Design Sunday Morning Post by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd The Straits Times by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd China Daily by China Daily
Magazine Overall Design Post Magazine by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd The Novella Issue by Esquire Singapore Smile by Ink Publishing
Newspaper Front Page Design Duterte Year 1: Shock & Awe by Philippine Daily Inquirer Mayhelm by Galadari Printing & Publishing (LLC) 星島日報 - 狂巴噬三命 by Sing Tao Daily
Magazine Cover Design How Colas Lost their Mojo by India Today Magazine How to lose friends and alienate people by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd China's New Chick by the India Today Magazine
Best in Editorial Content
Newspaper Breaking News Article Student/Trafficked by R.age How a tragic death of logger stopped a potential devastation by The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd Two Palestinian brothers stranded at Kuala Lumpur International Airport by The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd
Newspaper Feature Article 河瘤 (The Rivers with cancer) by Apple Daily Publication Development Limited, Taiwan Branch Student/Trafficked by R.age I don't want you - Nikkei Asian Review by Nikkei Inc.
Best in Infographics
Newspaper Infographics 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 Armada Cheng-Ho by PT Jawa Pos Group
Magazine Infographics Second Strike Capability by India Today Magazine Zayed and Sustainability by Dubai Media Inc Ajman the Land of Safety 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 I was sold at 14 as a sex slave by Living Media India Ltd Air Bersih by Kompas Media Nusantara Taiwan handicapped inventor who walks by hands and feet by Apple Daily Publication Development Limited, Taiwan Branch
Sport Photography Signature to the sand of time by Malayala Manorama Company Ltd Fencing moves by Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation Son vows to rise in final by The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd
Best in Newspaper Marketing
Dainik Jagran: Creating the newspaper of day after tomorrow by Jagran Prakashan Ltd Dainik Jagran: 957 pages from a daughter’s diary by the future 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 Colour 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 release in June 2018.
Held for the second time in Bali, Publish Asia is Wan-Ifra's premier conference in the Asia-Pacific region. Follow the events on Twitter, using hashtag, #pa18bali.
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