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IFRA Asia’s Annual Media Awards 2004



Singapore, July 1, 2004 – For the third year running, the annual Publish Asia Media Awards brought big smiles to the winners at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore this evening. Attended by hundreds of top executives from leading newspapers and magazines around the world, the event was a spectacular one. A total of 18 awards for three categories – Printing, Infographics and Design were given out during the gala dinner.

This year, Singapore Press Holdings bagged 5 of the 18 awards. In the Best in Print, Double Width category, The Straits Times won the silver award and bronze award went to the sister Chinese daily, Lianhe Zaobao. In the Best in Newspaper Design category, the gold award went to The Sunday Times. In the Best in Newspaper Infographics category, The Straits Times won both the gold and bronze awards.

Apple Daily, Taiwan took home 2 awards namely Best in Print, Single Width gold award and Best in Newspaper Design bronze award. Guangzhou Daily won the gold award for Best in Print, Double Width category. And the silver and bronze award for Best in Print, Single Width category went to Prajavani (Belur) published by The Printers (Mysore) Pvt. Ltd, India and Malayala Manorama published by The Malayala Manorama, Co. Ltd. India respectively.

The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd, Malaysia won the silver award for Best in Newspaper Design award. The last award under the Newspaper category – Best in Newspaper Infographics went to Dainik Bhaskar, India.

Under the Magazines categories, 2 award categories were given out namely Best in Magazine Design and Best in Magazine Infographics. TIME magazine published by Time Inc. Asia, Hong Kong took home 3 awards for Best in Design, silver award; and Best in Infographics, gold and bronze awards. The silver award under Best in Infographics category went to India Today published by Living Media India Limited. Young Parents published by SPH Magazine Pte Ltd won the gold award for Best in Design category and Wine and Dine published by Wine and Dine Experience Pte Ltd won the bronze award.

Man Roland Druckmaschinen AG has proudly sponsored the Best in Print award this year.

Publish Asia is an annual industry event organized by Ifra Asia, Singapore, regional office of Ifra the world’s leading organisation for newspaper and media publishing.


The complete list of winners is as follows:

BEST IN PRINT - DOUBLE WIDTH

GOLD Awards
Guangzhou Daily
Guangzhou Daily Group, China

SILVER Awards
The Straits Times
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, Singapore

BRONZE Awards
Lianhe Zaobao
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, Singapore


BEST IN PRINT - SINGLE WIDTH

GOLD Awards
Apple Daily (Tw)
Apple Daily Ltd, Taiwan

SILVER Awards
Prajavani (Belur)
The Printers (Mysore) Pvt. Ltd, India


BRONZE Awards
Malayala Manorama
The Malayala Manorama Co. Ltd. India

BEST IN INFOGRAPHIC - NEWSPAPER

GOLD Awards
The Straits Times
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, Singapore

SILVER Awards
Dainik Bhaskar
Dainik Bhaskar, India

BRONZE Awards
The Straits Times
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, Singapore


BEST IN INFOGRAPHIC - MAGAZINE

GOLD Awards
TIME – Secrets of Longevity
Time Inc. Asia, Hong Kong

SILVER Awards
India Today
Living Media India Limited, India

BRONZE Awards
TIME – Spirited Away
Time Inc. Asia, Hong Kong

BEST IN DESIGN - NEWSPAPER

GOLD Awards
The Sunday Times
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd, Singapore

SILVER Awards
The Edge
The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd , Malaysia

BRONZE Awards
Apple Daily, Taiwan
Apple Daily Publications Development Ltd., Taiwan

BEST IN DESIGN – MAGAZINE

GOLD Awards
Young Parents
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd, Singapore

SILVER Awards
TIME – The Asian Journey Home
Time Inc. Asia, Hong Kong

BRONZE Awards
Wine & Dine
Wine & Dine Experience Pte Ltd, Singapore


For more information, please contact:
Ms Lisa Yam
Tel : + 65 6562 8446
Fax: + 65 6562 8441
Email: lisa@ifra.com
Website: http://www.ifra.com/


About Ifra
Ifra (www.ifra.com) is the world´s leading service organization for newspaper and media publishing industry. The company serves more than 2000 publishing companies and suppliers to the publishing industry from over 60 countries worldwide. Since its inception, Ifra is the preferred platform for decision-makers to exchange experiences and best practices. Ifra specializes in all issues relating to the production of publications and in particular printing technology. A board of publishers from around the world monitors Ifra´s work. The company´s daily goal is to be the most competent partner to all those in the media publishing industry.

The Company´s businesses consist of Ifra Membership Programs; Ifra Research; Ifra Consulting, customized engagements tailored to the newspaper community; Ifra Events, international symposia, seminars and workshops, annual “Ifra Expo” (www.ifraexpo.com) for the newspaper industry; and Ifra Training, practical, hands-on training offered in state-of-the-art facilities or as on-site training. Ifra also publishes the trade magazine “Newspaper Techniques” in 5 languages (English, French, German, Spanish) monthly and in Chinese quarterly for Ifra Membership Programs members.

Founded in 1961, Ifra is headquartered in Darmstadt and has presence in 12 regional offices worldwide.