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my paper Executive Look 2011 Grand Finals

Singapore, 27 April 2011 --- The winner of the my paper Executive Look 2011 will be revealed on 28 April (Thursday) at the my paper Executive Look 2011 grand finals at Zouk Singapore. The contest is the signature event of My Paper, Singapore’s first full-fledged bilingual newspaper by leading media group Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

The my paper Executive Look, now in its fourth year, is a competitive search for a young male or female executive who best epitomises the urban working executive – smart, stylish, savvy and confident. Besides providing a platform for executives to express themselves, the contest aims to enhance the contestants' profiles in the corporate world. HTC is the presenting sponsor for the event this year.

Registration started in February 2011 and over 500 entries were received. This year’s crop of 16 finalists have varied working backgrounds, ranging from finance, IT, media, to the medical, as well as defence industries.

As the search was for the definitive urban working executive, the finalists will be judged not on their looks but on their confidence, charm, wit, eloquence, “EQ” (Emotional Quotient) and “OQ” (Office Intelligence Quotient).

The finalists stand to win over $50,000 worth of prizes. The top 3 contestants will be unveiled at the grand finals, and the grand winner will walk away with $10,000 cash, a HTC HD7 worth $788 and $500 worth of Shiseido products.

There are several subsidiary awards up for grabs this year – The HTC “Best Communicator” Award sponsored by HTC, “Redken Most Stylish Look” sponsored by Redken and “Shiseido Most Radiant Look” sponsored by Shiseido. The finalist who received the highest number of votes from readers of My Paper
via an online voting contest on http://executivelook.mypaper.sg will also receive the “Readers’ Choice Award”.

Mr Yeow Kai Chai, Editor of My Paper (English) said: "Judging by the quality of my paper Executive Look contestants we've had over the years, one thing is clear: Singaporeans know what it takes to make it big in the corporate world. This year's finalists not only look good, they also have the credentials to back up their talk."

Ms April Pung, Editor of My Paper
(Chinese), added: “Executive Look is a signature event of My Paper which reaches out to its core group of young PMEBs readers. Through their participation, our young executives not only gain knowledge and skills that are useful to their working life but also build up the confidence to let their talents shine. Winners from past years found that their participation in my paper Executive Look enhanced their career prospects. It is really a good thing that My Paper could help its young readers in such a meaningful way."

My Paper is a compact-sized, full-colour newspaper that places equal emphasis on Chinese and English. It has a daily circulation of 250,000 copies, and is available from Monday to Friday at MRT stations, bus interchanges, office buildings and selected residential areas.

Media Invitation

You, your reporter and your camera/video crew are invited to attend the grand finals of the
my paper Executive Look 2011. To RSVP, please contact Sherlyn Yap at 6319 1226, syap@sph.com.sg, or Adrian Cheong at 6319 2261, cheongcy@sph.com.sg by Thursday, 28 April 2011, 12 noon.

Details:
Date: 28 April 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 7.30pm – 10pm
Venue: Zouk, Singapore, 17 Jiak Kim Street

Programme
7.30pm Registration
8.00pm Segment 1: Presentation of 16 Finalists
Segment 2: Self-Introduction
Segment 3: ‘Firing Squad’ Round (Final 5)
Performance by Alicia Pan
Finale presentation of 16 finalists
Announcement of results & prize presentation
10.00pm End

Host: Daniel Ong

Panel of Judges
1) Mr Glenn Low, Life & Entertainment News Editor, My Paper
2) Ms Denyse Yeo, Deputy Editor, Her World, SPH Magazines
3) Mr Marc Hopstein, APAC Director, Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft Singapore
4) Ms Jill Alphonso, Lifestyle Editor, My Paper
5) Mr Josh Goh, Assistant Director, Corporate Services, The GMP Group

Firing Squad
1) Mr Jonathan Ng, Editor,The Straits Times Razor TV
2) Mr Willin Low, Celebrity Chef and Founder of Wild Rocket at Mount Emily
3) Ms Tracy Philips, Creative Consultant & Director, Present Purpose

Sponsors & Partners
Presenting Sponsor : HTC
Official Hair & Salon : Redken/Kenaris
Official Makeup : Shiseido
Official Venue : Zouk Singapore
Supporting Media : omy, SPH MediaBoxOffice, The Straits Times Razor TV, Her World, Nuyou

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E

For more information, please contact:


Angelia Tay (Ms)
Brand & Communications Manager
Product Branding & Promotions
Singapore Press Holdings Limited

DID: 6319 8850
Mobile: 9682 8950
Email: angeliat@sph.com.sg

Sherlyn Yap (Ms)
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226
Email:
syap@sph.com.sg

Adrian Cheong
Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 2261
Email:
cheongcy@sph.com.sg

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.


Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing

In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 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. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.


Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 263 million page views with 18 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; Stomp, omy.sg,
and The Straits Times RazorTV.

Broadcasting

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 Chinese 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 leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.


Properties

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.