2019 Awards

Society for News Design (SND) – Best of Digital Design 40th Edition (2018) (24 wins)

Format – Use of Maps: Use of Maps

  • Silver: South China Morning Post – The Stones in the Road for China’s 2025 Plan for Electric Vehicles

Format – Use of Maps: Use of Data

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – How Hong Kong’s weather is getting hotter and more extreme

Format – Use of Maps: Use of Multimedia

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – World Cup stars and the dark arts of the not-so-beautiful game

Story Page Design – Format: Use of Illustration

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – How silver changed the world
  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – The discovery of the roundtrip and the beginning of globalisation

Information Graphics – Breaking News: International

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – Thai cave boys: what are the rescue options?
  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – How the Thai cave rescue mission unfolded

Information Graphics – News Features or Planned Coverage: National

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – How an army of eunuchs ran the Forbidden City

Information Graphics – News Features or Planned Coverage: Business/Finance, Science, Technology, Transportation, Environment & Health

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – Why the world’s flight paths are such a mess
  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – What is space junk and why is it a problem?
  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – 2017: The safest skies record
  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – China plans to be a world leader in Artificial Intelligence by 2030
  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – The stones in the road for China’s 2025 plan on electric vehicles
  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – Made In China 2025 series Line of Coverage

Information Graphics – News Features or Planned Coverage: Sports

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – World Cup stars and the dark arts of the not-so-beautiful game

Information Graphics – News Features or Planned Coverage: Arts, Entertainment, Food, Travel & Lifestyle

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – I am as tall as …
  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – The Forbidden City, Series Line of Coverage

Information Graphics – News Features or Planned Coverage: Gender/Identity & Society

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – Life inside the Forbidden City: how women were selected for service

Special Events – World Cup

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – World Cup stars and the dark arts of the not-so-beautiful game
  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – If football coaches were Russian dolls, who would be the biggest?

Portfoilo: Information Graphics – Individual

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – Marcelo Duhalde
  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – Marco Hernandez
  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – Adolfo Arranz

Portfoilo: Information Graphics – Organization

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post

The Newspaper Society of Hong Kong – Hong Kong News Awards 2018 (6 wins)

Best News Writing (English)

  • Winner: ‘Don’t treat us like trash!’ – Michelle Wong Man-ting, Rachel Leung Yuk-ming

Best Business News Writing (English)

  • 1st Runner-up: How Anthony Tan of Grab seized his chance – Chua Kong-ho, Zen Soo

Best Photograph (News)

  • Merit: Turn for the worse – Dickson Lee

Best Photograph (Features)

  • 1st Runner-up: Fully loaded – Fung Chang

Best News Page Design (Single Page)

  • Merit: The China Ship – Adolfo Arranz

Best News Page Design (Series)

  • Winner: Forbidden City series – Marco Hernandez, Marcelo Duhalde

27th Malofiej International Infographics Awards 2018 (8 wins)

Print

Features – Entertainment, Arts, Culture

  • Silver Award: The China ship – Adolfo Arranz
  • Bronze Award: The cricket cage – Marco Hernandez

Features – Nation/World/Business News

  • Bronze Award: Safe skies – Darren Long, Adolfo Arranz, Marco Hernandez, Marcelo Duhalde, Pablo Robles, Dennis Wong, Kaliz Lee

Features – Sports

  • Bronze Award: Winter thaws – Marco Hernandez

Portfolios – Features Portfolio

  • Bronze Award: Coverage of the Forbidden City – Marcelo Duhalde

Digital

Breaking News – Breaking News Coverage

  • Bronze Award: How the Thai cave rescue mission unfolded – Adolf Arranz, Marcelo Duhalde, Pablo Robles, Marco Hernandez, Darren Long

Features – Nation/World/Business News

  • Bronze Award: Why the world’s flight paths are such a mess – Marco Hernandez

Features – Technology, Health, Science

  • Bronze Award: The stones in the road for China’s 2025 plan on electric vehicles – Marco Hernandez

Citi Journalistic Excellence Award 2019 (1 win)

  • Winner: Cockroaches spawn new ventures from ulcer drugs to food – Liu Yujing

WAN-IFRA 18th Asian Media Awards 2019 (6 wins)

Best in Design – Newspaper Overall Design

  • Gold: South China Morning Post (13 Aug 2018)

Best in Editorial Content – Newspaper Breaking News Article

  • Silver: Typhoon Mangkhut
  • Bronze: Arrest of Interpol’s Meng Hongwei

Best in Infographics – Newspaper Inforgraphics

  • Gold: The China Ship
  • Silver: Highs and lows
  • Bronze: Life inside the Forbidden City

23rd Human Rights Press Awards (1 win)

Multimedia – English

  • Merit: Sichuan Earthquake, 10 Years On: How a Tragedy Changed China – Sarah Zheng, Choi Chi-yuk and Magdalene Fung

SOPA Awards 2019 (5 wins)

Excellence in Video Reporting

  • Award for Excellence: A family portrait of the Ice Boy – Tom Wang

Excellence in Arts & Culture Reporting

  • Award for Excellence: China’s online publishing industry – Rachel Cheung

Excellence in Information Graphics

  • Award for Excellence: The Forbidden City – Marco Hernandez, Marcelo Duhalde, Adolfo Arranz

Excellence in Reporting Breaking News

  • Honorable Mention: Typhoon Mangkhut: as it happened – SCMP reporters

The Scoop Award

  • Honorable Mention: Near collision in flashpoint sea – John Power, Catherine Wong

Hong Kong Press Photographers Association – Focus on the Frontline 2018 (4 wins)

General News

  • Honorable Mentions: Winson Wong

Nature & Environment

  • 1st Runner-up: Winson Wong
  • Honorable Mentions: Sam Tsang
  • Honorable Mentions: Winson Wong

19th Consumer Rights Reporting Awards (1 win)

Press Photo

  • Bronze Award: Felix Wong

Society for News Design’s Best of Ibero-American Journalistic Design, NH19 (Spainsh-language version) (4 wins)

Digital Publications – Home Landing Page

  • Silver: Cómo la plata cambió el mundo – Adolfo Arranz

Digital Publications – Data Projects and Infographics

  • Silver: El Galeón de China: barco insignia por más de dos siglos – Adolfo Arranz
  • Bronze: El Galeon de China – Adolfo Arranz
  • Bronze: Una odisea en el Pacífico – Adolfo Arranz

WAN-IFRA Asian Digital Media Awards 2019 (11 wins)

Best News Website or Mobile Service

  • Gold Award: China Tech City

Best in Lifestyle, Sports, Entertainment Website or Mobile Services

  • Gold Award: China Tech City
  • Silver Award: scmp.com

Best Use of Online Video (including VR)

  • Gold Award: Fighting fentanyl – The drug from China destroying American lives
  • Silver Award: Homeless in Hong Kong : Life on a footbridge
  • Bronze Award: I sold my Son to ISIS

Best Data Visualisation

  • Gold Award: How Beijing’s Forbidden City became one of the largest world museums

Best Native Advertising / Branded Content Campaign

  • Gold Award: Hong Kong Tourism Board – Building Connections
  • Silver Award: Hong Kong Tourism Board – Local Vision: Hong Kong
  • Bronze Award: Qantas – Flying High, Linking Lives

Best Digital Project to Engage Younger and/or Millenial Audiences

  • Gold Award: China Tech City

Asia Podcast Awards 2019 (2 wins)

Best Technology Podcast

  • Winner: Inside China Tech

Best Entertainment Podcast

  • Winner: Eat Drink Asia

Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2019 (1 win)

Arts, Entertainment & Culture

  • Silver: The History Of The Forbidden City: A Visual Explainer

ASTRID Awards 2019 (1 win)

Magazines – Luxury/Lifestyle

  • Silver: Style, South China Morning Post

INMA Global Media Awards 2019 (1 win)

Best Use of Mobile (Global/National Brands)

  • First Place – Abacus (abacusnews.com)

Marketing Magazine’s The Spark Awards 2019 (12 wins)

Best Launch/Rebranding

  • Gold: Morning Studio Launch – Morning Studio (South China Morning Post)

Best Promotion Strategy

  • Silver: Good Morning, Hong Kong – Morning Studio (South China Morning Post)

Best Original Content

  • Bronze: Good Morning, Hong Kong – Morning Studio (South China Morning Post)

Best Sponsorship Campaign

  • Gold: ELLE Girl Program x Guerlain – ELLE (SCMP Hearst Hong Kong)

Best Entertainment Platform

  • Silver: ELLE Girl Program – ELLE (SCMP Hearst Hong Kong)
  • Bronze: Driver and Bossss – Esquire HK (SCMP Hearst Hong Kong)

Best Social Media Strategy

  • Silver: ELLE Girl Program – ELLE (SCMP Hearst Hong Kong)
  • Bronze: ELLEMEN Presents “Road To Love” – ELLE Men (SCMP Hearst Hong Kong)

Best Use of Multi-Channels

  • Silver: BAZAAR 30th Anniversary Celebrations – Harper’s BAZAAR Hong Kong (SCMP Hearst Hong Kong)

Best Media Campaign – Print

  • Silver: Sands Macao Fashion Week 2018 – SCMP Hearst Hong Kong (SCMP Hearst Hong Kong)

Best Media Campaign – Creative

  • Bronze: Sands Macao Fashion Week 2018 – SCMP Hearst Hong Kong (SCMP Hearst Hong Kong)

Best Media Campaign – Experiental

  • Bronze: Project Campus 2019 x Levi’s – Cosmopolitan HK (SCMP Hearst Hong Kong)