A good night’s haul for Singapore’s home team

Singapore’s home team, Singapore Press Holdings scooped the lion’s share of prizes in this year’s Asia Media Awards, scooping all three places in two categories.

Across-the-board success in the new social media and mobile publishing categories was only part of the story for the host site of Digital Media Asia, which opened in the city today.

More than 50 media companies from 13 countries took part in the contest formerly part of the Asia Media Awards, the first two days of which have sold out, with 260 people from 24 countries attending.

Winners were:

Best newspaper website:
Gold– The Wall Street Journal;
Silver– APN Online (NZ);
Bronze– The Post Publishing;
Special Award– Yomiuri Shimbun.

Best magazine website:
Gold– Senatus;
Silver– Gaya Favorit Press;
Bronze– Malayala Manorama.

Classifieds website:
Gold– iProperty.com Malaysia;
Silver– Jagran Prakashan;
Bronze– Jobscentral.

Best in digital content, online video journalism:
Gold– Associated Press for ‘Pakistan Flood’;
Silver– The Post Publishing for ‘The World’s Window to Thailand’;
Bronze– Star Publications (Malaysia).

Online Infographics:
Gold– Associated Press for ‘North Korea Succession’;
Silver– Tempo Inti Media;
Bronze– Post Publishing for ‘Shinawatra’s Assets’.

User Generated Content:
Gold– Nation Broadcasting Corporation;
Silver– Kompas Media Nusantara;
Bronze– Singapore Press Holdings.

Best in cross media, editorial coverage:
Gold– Dong A Ilbo for ‘100 Minds Who Will Shine Korea in 2020’;
Silver– Kompas Media Nusantara for ‘Jelajah Musi 2010’;
Bronze– Singapore Press Holdings for ‘Four Heavenly Kings’ food contest - Durian Puff.

Cross media advertising:
Gold– Singapore Press Holdings for ‘Singapore Tourism Board, Night Out 2010’;
Silver– a for ‘Lokmat Aurangabad Premier League A Cricket Carnival’;
Bronze– Singapore Press Holdings for ‘Fashion Season @ Orchard 2010’.

Best in mobile media, mobile publishing:
Gold– Singapore Press Holdings, The New Paper for Football Kaki’;
Silver– Singapore Press Holdings, www.soshiok.com;
Bronze– Singapore Press Holdings for stomp.com.sg.

Best in e-reader/tablet, tablet/iPad news product:
Gold– NDTV Convergence for NDTV HD;
Silver– Kompas Media Nusantara for ‘Kompas Editor’s Choice for iPad’;
Bronze– APN Online (NZ) for ‘NZ Herald iPad App’; and The Mainichi Shimbun for www.mainichi.jp.

Best in social media, innovative use of social media:
Gold– Singapore Press Holdings for ‘Singapore Blogs Awards’;
Silver– Singapore Press Holdings;
Bronze– Singapore Press Holdings  for ‘www.omy.sg, Jack Neo’s Affair Scandal’.

There were no qualified winners in the Best in mobile media, mobile advertising, and Best in e-reader tablet, e-reader news product categories.

Judges were: Benny Siphret (Adobe Systems, Singapore), Thomas Crampton (Digital Influence, Ogilvy, Hong Kong), Stig Nordqvist (WAN-Ifra), Jeremy Wagstaff (Loose Wire, Singapore), Matthias Kretschmer (xalmiento Web Services, Germany), David Radicke (Radicke-eCommerce, Germany), Cherian George (Nayang Technology University, Singapore), Grig Davidovitz (Israel) and Olivier Delteil (Les Echos, France).

Pictured: Cross media editorial winners – including two SPH winners – line up after collecting their awards

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