Asian Media Awards

Asian Media Awards



The South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd, Living Media Pvt Ltd, and Jagran Prakashan Ltd won multiple golds at the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)'s annual Asian Media Awards, which were presented today at the Publish Asia 2018 conference taking place at the Westin Resort Nusa Dua in Bali, Indonesia.

In their 17th edition, WAN-IFRA's annual Asian Media Awards attracted 435 entries from countries all over Asia and the Middle East which competed for excellence in editorial content, design, infographics, photography, printing quality, newspaper marketing and community service. Over 30 judges from international media companies in 13 countries evaluated the entries in recent months to select the 39 award winners honoured at Publish Asia.


Best in Design


Newspaper Overall Design

Sunday Morning Post by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd

  The Straits Times by Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

CHINA DAILY by China Daily


Magazine Overall Design

Post Magazine by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd

The Novella Issue by Esquire Singapore

Smile by Ink Publishing


Newspaper Front Page Design

Duterte Year 1: Shock & AWE by Philippine Daily Inquirer

MAYHELM by Galadari Printing & Publishing (LLC)

星島日報 - 狂巴噬三命 by Sing Tao Daily


Magazine Cover Design

How Colas Lost their Mojo by INDIA TODAY Magazine

How to lose friends and alienate people by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd

China's New Chick by the INDIA TODAY Magazine


Best in Editorial Content


Newspaper Breaking News Article

Student/Trafficked by R.AGE

How a tragic death of logger stopped a potential devastation by The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd

Two Palestinian brothers stranded at Kuala Lumpur International Airport by The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd


Newspaper Feature Article

河瘤 (The Rivers with Cancer) by Apple Daily Publication Development Limited, Taiwan Branch

Student/Trafficked by R.AGE

I don't want you - Nikkei Asian Review by Nikkei Inc.


Best in Infographics


Newspaper Infographics

  Getting to grips with North Korea by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd

What's in a face? by South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd

Armada Cheng-Ho by PT Jawa Pos Group


Magazine Infographics

Second Strike Capability by INDIA TODAY Magazine

Zayed and Sustainability by Dubai Media Inc

Ajman the Land of Safety by Dubai Media Inc


Best in Photojournalism


News Photography

Ablaze by Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation

Flight to Life from the Piercing Claws by Malayala Manorama Company Ltd

“Tears of Loss” by HT Media Limited


Feature Photography

I Was Sold at 14 as a Sex Slave by Living Media India Ltd

Air Bersih by Kompas Media Nusantara

Taiwan Handicapped Inventor Who Walks by Hands and Feet by Apple Daily Publication Development Limited, Taiwan Branch


Sport Photography

Signature to the sand of time by Malayala Manorama Company Ltd

Fencing Moves by Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation

Son vows to rise in Final by The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Bhd


Best in Newspaper Marketing

Dainik Jagran : Creating the Newspaper of Day after Tomorrow by Jagran Prakashan Ltd

Dainik Jagran : 957 Pages from a Daughter’s Diary by the Future by Jagran Prakashan Ltd

The Hindu On Sunday by THG Publishing Pvt Ltd


Best in Community Service

Dainik Jagran : Till the Penny drops by Jagran Prakashan Ltd

Live Positive by Dainik Bhaskar

Panir Golpo (The Tale of Water) by The Daily Star


Best in Print

Participants in the 2018 International Newspaper Color Quality Club (INCQC) competition from Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle East will benefit two folds: they will automatically also participate in the competition for the Asian Media Awards “Best in Print Awards” and therefore stand two chances to be awarded.

Results for Best in Print will only be release in June 2018.

INCQC is a biennial competition which begun in 1994 with the objective of improving the day-to-day quality in reproduction and printing at newspapers worldwide. This quality benchmark is based on proven international process standards.

Asian Media Awards