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Wan-Ifra Asian Digital Media Awards: Winners announced

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra)'s annual Asian Media Awards took place at the Publish Asia 2018 conference at the Westin Resort Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia.
Wan-Ifra's Publish Asia Conference taking place this year in Bali. © Wan-Ifra Facebook.

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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