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My Paper Executive 2012 Grand Finals

Singapore, 25 April 2012 --- The winner of the My Paper Executive 2012 will be crowned on 27 April (Friday) at the grand finals at The Lawn@Marina Bay, located at the heart of the new Marina Bay Financial Centre. The contest, now in its fifth year, is the signature event of My Paper, Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) bilingual newspaper.

The My Paper Executive 2012 is a competitive search for a young male or female executive aged between 25 to 39 years old, who best epitomises the ideal Singapore 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.

Registration started in January 2012 and over 500 entries were received. This year’s crop of 16 finalists have varied working backgrounds, ranging from banking and finance to legal and marketing.

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

The winner of My Paper Executive 2012 will get a $10,000 cash prize, while the second and third prize winners will win $5,000 and $3,000 in cash respectively.

There are five subsidiary awards up for grabs this year – the "GMP Work Life Champ" which is sponsored by The GMP Group, the "Marina Bay Link Mall Most Savvy Personality", the “Redken Most Stylish Look” and the "Make Up Store Best Groomed Executive", while the finalist who receive the highest number of votes from readers of My Paper via an online voting contest on will be the winner of the “Readers Choice Award”. Three lucky voters who voted for the winner of the "Readers Choice Award" stand to win $500 worth of products and shopping vouchers.

Invitation to Media

You, your reporter and your camera/video crew are invited to attend the grand finals of the My Paper Executive 2012.

To RSVP, please contact Adrian Cheong at 6319 2261, 9798 6097 or at by Thursday, 26 April 2012, 12 noon.

Date: 27 April 2012 (Friday)
Time: 7.00pm – 10pm
Venue: The Lawn@Marina Bay
Host: Daniel Ong

7.00pm  Registration and cocktail reception
7.30pm  - Presentation of 16 Finalists
             - ‘Firing Squad’ Round (Final 5)
             Announcement of results and prize presentation
10.00pm End

Panel of Judges
1) Mr Goh Sin Teck, Editor, Lianhe Zaobao and Consulting Editor, My Paper
2) Ms Jill Alphonso, Entertainment/Lifestyle Editor, My Paper
3) Ms Denyse Yeo, Editor, Her World, SPH Magazines
4) Mr Josh Goh, Assistant Director, Corporate Services, The GMP Group
5) Ms Rose Tong, Director, Retail Management, Marina Bay Link Mall

Firing Squad
1) Mr Sujin Thomas, News Editor, My Paper
2) Mr Jonathan Ng, Editor,The Straits Times Razor TV
3) Mr Yeoh Wee Teck, Correspondent, The New Paper
4) Ms Maddy Barber, DJ, 91.3FM

Sponsors & Partners
Main Sponsor : The GMP Group
Venue Sponsor : Marina Bay Link Mall
Supported by : Urban Redevelopment Authority

Held in : Marina Bay Singapore
Official Hair & Salon : Redken/Kenaris
Official Make-up : Make Up Store
Supporting Media : omy, SPH MediaBoxOffice, The Straits Times Razor TV, Her World

Issued by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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For more information, please contact:

Damon Seow
Assistant Brand & Communications Manager
Product Branding & Promotions
Marketing Division
Singapore Press Holdings Limited

DID: 6319 1275

Adrian Cheong
Corporate Communications Division
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 2261

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. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 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 330 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,, and The Straits Times RazorTV.

SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

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 Out-of-Home 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.

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.