Singapore, 27 June 2012 – SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (SPH Magazines) won three awards at the MPAS Magazine Awards 2012 organised by the Magazine Publishers Association of Singapore or MPAS last night. The Awards, which recognise the best magazine publishing efforts and professionals in Singapore, were given out at the Raffles Hotel.
The Peak, Singapore's leading luxury lifestyle magazine, won an award for Consumer Magazine of the Year in a tie with Ink Publishing's TimeOut Singapore. SPH Magazines was also the winner of this category at the 2011 awards.
The Peak Selections: Domain, a brand extension of The Peak, won the award for the Best Use of Photography / Illustration. This was the second year in a row that The Peak Selections: Domain won in this category.
SPH Magazines' third win was by Nuyou for Best Single Article Design. Launched in 1976, Nuyou is the leading Chinese fashion and beauty magazine for bilingual career women.
The Peak is read by corporate and business leaders for the exclusive success stories of today's movers and shakers. Besides the Singapore edition, it has editions in Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong. It also has spin-off titles like The Peak Selections: Timepieces, The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, and The Peak Selections: Domain.
The Peak Selections: Domain is a brand extension of The Peak. 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 pleased with our wins at this year's MPAS Magazine Awards. The Awards serve to acknowledge the quality work produced by the winning teams and spur the entire industry towards excellence. SPH Magazines will continue to build on our strengths and ensure that our publications achieve the highest standards possible to maintain our reputation as the region's Publisher of Choice."
This year, MPAS received 200 entries from 24 companies' 69 titles across its 17 categories. Winners were judged on areas such as editorial content, design and creativity, photography and illustration, advertising and marketing, digital media, individual professional excellence and overall magazine standards.
A panel of independent professionals was chosen by the MPAS Executive Committee to judge the Awards. This year's judges were:
MPAS is a non-profit trade association that represents the leading B2B, specialist B2C, custom and digital publishers in Singapore. It currently has 45 publisher members who produce more than 300 consumer, business and customer publications in total.
For more information on the Awards, please visit http://www.mpas.org.sg/index.
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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 the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories. It also publishes Harper's BAZAAR and Cosmopolitan in Singapore and Malaysia with Hearst Magazines International.
In addition, websites such as herworldPLUS.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 hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam.
In line with this vision, SPH Magazines 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 BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong. Other titles include LP-Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and AsiaSpa published through wholly owned subsidiary, Blu Inc Media, in China and 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.
Visit www.sphmagazines.com.sg for more information.