SPH bags 5 awards at Asian Media Awards 2019

Singapore, 8 May 2019 – Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) received 5 awards at the 18th Asian Media Awards (AMA) 2019. These awards aim to promote the highest publishing standards in the fields of newspaper and magazine design, info-graphics, printing, editorial content, marketing, community service and photojournalism.

The Straits Times (ST), SPH’s English-language flagship daily walked away with three awards including Best in Photojournalism: Feature Photography for its coverage on the Rohingya Refugees. Likewise, Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese flagship newspaper of SPH won two awards including Best in Photojournalism: Sport Photography for its coverage on motor-sports.

The total award tally is as follows:

The Straits Times

  • Best in Design: Bronze for Newspaper Overall Design
  • Best in Photojournalism: Silver for News Photography – First step on the long road to peace
  • Best in Photojournalism: Bronze for Feature Photography – Rohingya Refugees

Lianhe Zaobao

  • Best in Photojournalism: Gold for News Photography – Diamond Formation Wing-suit Dive
  • Best in Photojournalism: Bronze for Sport Photography – Ferrari takes the lead

Mr Warren Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief of SPH’s English/ Malay/ Tamil Media Group and Editor of The Straits Times dedicated the win for the readers. “Good stories call for good projection and design, with photos, visuals and graphics helping to tell the story well. We have always believed that and are glad these awards reflect this desire to make the most of all platforms to engage our readers to best effect.”

Ms Lee Huay Leng, Head of CMG, said: “Using photography as the main story-telling device is the ethos of photojournalism. These awards prove that we have successfully captured the visual representation of the story through the lens of our camera. We look forward to continue engaging our readers with similar quality content.”