Singapore, 22 June 2011 – SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines) has won three awards, including the coveted Magazine of the Year award, at the prestigious MPAS Magazine Awards 2011 organised by MPAS or the Magazine Publishers Association of Singapore. The awards were given out at the Grand Shanghai Restaurant last night.
SPH Magazines' Young Parents was named Consumer Magazine of the Year 2011, and went on to win the biggest award of the evening - Magazine of the Year 2011. Luxury publication The Peak Selections: Domain won an award for the Best Use of Photography / Illustration.
Launched in 1986, Young Parents is a valuable and trusted information resource for parents of children aged up to nine. It is read by discerning parents and valued for its in-depth features on pregnancy, health, education and family. The magazine also offers helpful tips from a panel of experts including doctors, consultants and educators.
The Peak Selections: Domain is a brand extension of The Peak, Singapore’s leading luxury lifestyle magazine. This annual publication covers high-end design, architecture and homes in the region. Domain audiences are in the high net worth category, many of whom are The Peak's readers, with a growing number of world-class architects and designers.
Mr Loh Yew Seng, CEO, SPH Magazines, said: "We are extremely honoured to be recognised at the MPAS Magazine Awards again. It further reinforces our growing reputation as the Publisher of Choice in the region. We will continue to build on our current success and ensure that our publications achieve the highest standards possible."
More than 200 entries from 30 different companies participated in the awards this year. Judging was made with a panel of industry experts drawn from various industries who came together to select the winning entries. To decide the winners, the judges looked for excellence in areas such as editorial content, design and creativity, photography, print production, advertising and marketing, digital media and overall magazine standards.
A list of the awards received by SPH Magazines can be found below.
List of awards:
Young Parents - Consumer Magazine of the Year 2011 and Magazine of the Year 2011
The Peak Selections Domain - Best Use of Photography / Illustration
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About SPH Magazines
A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited.
With a proven track record for sterling editorial content,award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in English and Chinese, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, décor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other well-known titles such as Female, The Peak, Home and Décor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.
In addition, websites such as HerWorld.com and HardwareZone.com have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print.
SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. ClickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation.
With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to become Asia's publishing powerhouse, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. Products in its fold have achieved strong market presence in their respective sectors, as well as distinguished track records and solid reputation.
In line with this vision, SPH Magazines has acquired 34% of Antarctica Interactive Private Limited, the holding company of the Luxury Insider Group. It is an integrated luxury media company which owns online publications Luxury-Insider.com, Inluxe.cn, as well as the luxury print magazine BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong.
As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.