Singapore, 27 August 2010 --- The New Paper (TNP), published by Singapore Press Holdings, was presented with an award by the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association (PANPA) at the Newspaper of the Year awards gala dinner, held in Sydney on 26 August 2010.
The awards focus on newspapers, websites, photography, marketing and excellence in print and production. A total of 53 judges from countries including the United States, Canada, France, United Kingdom, China, Australia and New Zealand adjudicated on the more than 600 entries received.
TNP won an award in the Marketing - Sponsorship category for its "Nights on Orchard Road" and "Bright Lights Bras Basah / Boogie on Bugis Nights" series of double-page spreads, featuring creatives that served as a comprehensive guide to the night scene on Singapore's famous shopping street Orchard Road and the areas of Bras Basah and Bugis.
Mr Dominic Nathan, Editor of The New Paper, says: "We at The New paper are delighted at our win in this category. The project was indeed a challenging one which tested our creative team's skills. We are glad that we have been recognised by industry peers for our efforts."
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Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009. It is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers and Magazines
In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 79 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 225 million pageviews with 14 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; local search and directory engine, rednano.sg; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging; omy.sg, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video-on-demand clips.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Mandarin and 91.3FM in English.
Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.