Asian Media Awards 2017

Asian Media Awards 2017

Registration is closed. Nominated winners will be notify by end of February.

WAN-IFRA’s 16th Asian Media Awards aim to promote the highest publishing standards in the fields of newspaper and magazine design, infographics, printing, editorial content, marketing, community service and photojournalism.

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

2017 Jury


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 Print

    The Asian Best in Print Awards will be presented to newspapers deserving recognition for their excellence in standardised printing.

  • Best in Design

    This award will be presented to entries whose overall design, originality and content have achieved levels of excellence deserving of recognition.

  • 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.


Key Participation Dates

Group photo of AMA2016 winners in Manila

01 Dec 2016: Registration opens
27 Jan 2017: Registration closes for Best in Print
10 Feb 2017: Registration closes for rest of categories
13 Feb to 24 Feb 2017: Jury evaluation
01 Mar 2017: Winners notified
19 Apr 2017: Winners announced At the Publish Asia 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, AMA winners will be officially announced


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Asian Media Awards 2017