Asian Media Awards

Asian Media Awards

WAN-IFRA’s 20th Asian Media Awards (AMA) aim to promote the highest publishing standards in the fields of newspaper and magazine design, infographics, editorial content, marketing, community service, revenue diversification and photojournalism.

Hundreds of newspapers and magazines in Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle-East have taken part in the competition over the last twenty years, establishing the AMA as the most prestigious recognition of excellence for the news publishing industry in the region.

Don't wait till the last minute to submit your entries! A well-prepared entry will have a higher chance of making into the AMA Hall of Fame!


All prize winners will be granted the exclusive usage of a special icon illustrative of their achievement and representing – for each category – the gold, silver and bronze awards. Winners will be entitled to display this distinctive WAN-IFRA recognition of excellence in their publication as well as in all their corporate communications or marketing materials.


  • Best in Design

    This award will be presented to entries that achieve powerful impact in the newspaper front page or magazine cover page.

  • Best in Editorial Content

    This award recognizes articles published in a newspaper that demonstrate high standards of reporting.

  • Best in Infographics

    This award aims to recognize excellence in design, usefulness and clarity of information conveyed in both breaking and non-breaking news.

  • Best in Photojournalism

    This award is open to newspaper and wire service photographers as well as to freelancers working for these media, supplying work to either news, sports or feature agencies or providing content for websites affiliated with newspaper.

  • Best Newspaper Marketing

    This award will recognize successful campaigns for marketing the news publishing company’s brand or image to readers in order to increase circulation and subscriptions to the print product and the overall media brand awareness.

  • Best in Community Service

    This award measures how companies goes beyond their traditional roles of educating and entertaining readers to become an active player in leading and implementing social service campaigns for the benefit of the community it serves.

  • Best Revenue Diversification Project/Product/Service

    This award recognises new innovative news related projects/products/services which engage audiences and increase media brand awareness while creating a new and sustainable revenue stream.


Key Participation Dates

11 Dec 2020: Registration opens

04 Feb 2021: Last day to register and submit your entries (Extended)

04 Feb 2021: Last day for any outstanding entry fees

01 Mar 2021: Nominated top 3 winners notified (Edited)


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Asian Media Awards