The 'investment phase' staff at the South China Morning Post say the Hong Kong newspaper is on brought dividends for owner Jack Ma in the 17th Asian Media Awards last night.
Their haul of three gold awards and two silver was the night's best, but they were by no means the only multiple-award winner, with six others winning two or more awards.
The winners - chosen from 435 entries received from 58 Asian and Middle East companies in 19 countries - were presented at the end of the first day of WAN-Ifra's Publish Asia conference in Bali.
Best in Design: Newspaper Overall Design: gold- Sunday Morning Post (South China Morning Post Publishers); silver- The Straits Times (Singapore Press Holdings); bronze- China Daily (China Daily).
Magazine Overall Design: gold- Post Magazine (South China Morning Post Publishers); silver-Esquire Singapore; bronze-Ink Publishing.
Newspaper Front Page Design: gold- Philippine Daily Inquirer; silver-Galadari Printing & Publishing; bronze- Sing Tao Daily.
Magazine Cover Design: gold- India Today Magazine; silver- South China Morning Post; bronze-India Today Magazine.
Best in Editorial Content: Newspaper Breaking News- gold- R.AGE; silver- New Straits Times ; bronze- Harian Metro (New Straits Times Press).
Newspaper Feature Article: gold- Apple Daily, Taiwan; silver- R.AGE (Star Media Group); bronze- Nikkei Asian Review (Nikkei Inc).
Best in Infographics: Newspaper Infographics- gold- South China Morning Post; silver- South China Morning Post; bronze-Jawa Pos.
Magazine Infographics: gold- India Today; silver- Dubai Media; bronze- Dubai Media.
Best in Photojournalism: News Photography: gold- Manila Bulletin; silver- Malayala Manorama; bronze- HT Media.
Feature Photography: gold- Living Media India; silver- Kompas Media Nusantara; bronze- Apple Daily, Taiwan.
Sport Photography: gold- Malayala Manorama; silver- Manila Bulletin; bronze- New Straits Times.
Best in Newspaper Marketing: gold- Dainik Jagran (Jagran Prakashan); silver-Dainik Jagran (Jagran Prakashan); bronze- Hindu On Sunday (THG Publishing).
Best in Community Service: gold- Dainik Jagran: silver- Dainik Bhaskar; bronze- The Daily Star.
Pictured: Marco Hernanadez Solano, Yonden Lhatoo, Razlan Manjaji and Elsie Cheung of South China Morning Post celebrate their successes