AMA Guidelines

AMA Guidelines


General guidelines for all categories

Registration is only accepted online.

Registrations are open from 01 Dec 2017 to 02 Feb 2018

All materials to be submitted online except for Best in Design (2A, 2B, 2C & 2D)

  1. „„The details that you fill in the registration form will be used on winning trophies, press releases and editorial write-up. Please check that you have submitted your company name, newspaper or magazine title/s correctly.
  2. The competition is open to all newspaper and magazine companies as well as freelance photographers in Asia Pacific, South Asia and the Middle East. All entries submitted must have been published in 2017.
  3. Unlimited entries can be submitted except for the overall design categories. Payment must accompany each entry.
  4. Winning entries might be called to present proof of printed publication/s, before announcement of the awards.
  5. Entries will not be returned to sender.
  6. An invoice will be generated, which will serve simultaneously as a confirmation of registration.
  7. All registrations, payments and materials must be received by 02 February 2018. There will be no extension granted on the deadline. Any bank charges to be borne by entrant companies. Incomplete payments will disqualify entrants from the competition.
  8. Follow the outlined entry and submission guidelines carefully to ensure that your entry is accepted. Entries that do not conform to these rules will be disqualified. Participants must accord WAN-IFRA the full rights to retain and use free-of-charge selected images from the contest.
  9. The judges’ decisions are final.

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.

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.

Benchmark your newspaper color quality NOW!

Please register at

Registration closing date for INCQC Competition is 31 December 2017


Best in Design

2A. Newspaper Overall Design
2B. Magazine Overall Design
2C. Newspaper Front Page Design
2D. Magazine Cover Design

Submit one original full set copy of newspaper or magazine
Each entry must be accompanied by the Asian Media Awards (AMA) Entry Label, duly filled and clipped on each entry’s material. Please download entry label.

Entries for categories 2A - 2D to be delivered at:
Asian Media Awards 2018
WAN-IFRA Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
25 International Business Park
#04-103F German Centre
Singapore 609916


Best in Editorial Content & Best in Infographics

3A. Newspaper Breaking News Article
3B. Newspaper Feature Article
4A. Newspaper Infographics
4B. Magazine Infographics

  • Entries must be supported by a written submission of up to 400 words explaining in a clear and concise manner the entry’s context and specificity (topic covered, context, challenges, article or graphic’s main qualities)
  • The published page carrying the submitted entry should be sent in jpg or pdf format.
  • Each file size should not exceed 5mb. If the file size exceeds this requirement, the judges will not be able to open the file and the entry/s will automatically be disqualified.
  • Please only send one article / graphic per entry except for feature article where one entry can consist in a series of related articles.
  • For Best in Editorial Content, only entries in English , Bahasa and Chinese language are accepted due to judging constraints.

Best in Photojournalism

5A. News Photography
5B. Feature Photography
5C. Sports Photography

  • Images submitted should be saved strictly in jpg format. The resolution should not exceed 300dpi.
  • Each file size should not exceed 5mb. If the file size exceeds this requirement, the judges will not be able to open the file and the entry/s will automatically be disqualified.
  • Entrants can submit photos in colour or black and white.
  • Entrants can submit strictly 1 photo only per entry.
  • Optional: entries can be supported with a written submission of up to 400 words explaining the entry’s context and specificity

Best in Newspaper Marketing & Best in Community Service

  • Entries should be submitted in a PDF document containing no more than 10 pages with pictures of the materials printed in the newspaper, URLs and screen shots of the related Web publications and pictures of all related materials (such as flyers, promotional objects, events, mobile content, etc.)
  • Please ensure that digital files are no larger than 5mb.