2020 Awards

77th Pictures of the Year International Awards (organised by Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism)

Portrait 

  • Third Place: Run the runtlet – Tsang Kwok-chung

The Newspaper Society of Hong Kong – Hong Kong News Awards 2019 (15 wins)

Best News Reporting

  • Merit: Hong Kong protest series – Jeffie Lam and Gary Cheung

Best Business News Reporting

  • 1st Runner-up: AI series – Meng Jing, Sarah Dai, Hu Minghe, Zen Soo, Tracy Qu, Coco Feng, Iris Deng, Jane Zhang

Best News Writing (English)

  • Winner: War of the future will be fought via 5G technology – Liu Zhen
    2nd Runner-up: Yuen Long’s night of terror – Jeffie Lam and Clifford Lo

Best Business News Writing (English)

  • Winner: Why Shenzhen is no threat to HK as financial centre – Enoch Yiu

Best Headline (English)

  • Winner: My way or the Huawei: Amercia’s ultimatumfalls flat in Southeast Asia – Andrew Raine

Best Photograph (Sports)

  • Winner: Taking a tumble – Winson Wong
  • Merit: Flash forward – Winson Wong

Best News Page Design (Single Page)

  • Winner: How MMA’s roots are in Hong Kong – Pablo Robles, Adolfo Arranz, Dennis Wong
  • 2nd Runner-up: The first 100 days of protests – Pablo Robles
  • Merit: Why your smartphone is a pain in the neck – Pablo Robles
  • Merit: The many stages of Cantonese opera – Marcelo Duhalde

Best News Page Design (Series)

  • Winner: A city torn apart – Brian Wang, Lau Ka-kuen, Henry Wong, Adolfo Arranz
  • 1st Runner-up: HK protects infographics – Marcelo Duhalde, Pablo Robles
  • Merit: June 4 anniversary – Adolfo Arranz, Brian Wang, Perry Tse

Society for News Design (SND) – Best of Digital Design 41th Edition (2019) (30 wins)

Story Page Design – Breaking News

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – Key events from Hong Kong’s anti-government protests

Story Page Design – International

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – The rule of law: Hong Kong vs China

Story Page Design – National

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – Key events from Hong Kong’s anti-government protests
  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – From Occupy 2014 to protests 2019
  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – 100 days of protests rock Hong Kong

Story Page Design – Environmental, Health & Science

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome

Story Page Design – Sports

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA

Story Page Design – Arts, Entertainment, Food, Travel & Lifestyle

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA
    Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – Cantonese performing art

Information Graphics – Breaking News

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – Key events from Hong Kong’s anti-government protests
  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – Violence worsens as police, radicals clash at siege of Polytechnic University

Information Graphics – National

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – How Hong Kong airport protests ended in chaos
  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – 100 days of protests rock Hong Kong
  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – Key events from Hong Kong’s anti-government protests
    Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – From Occupy 2014 to protests 2019

Information Graphics – Environmental, Health & Science

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome

Information Graphics – Sports

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA
  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – Electrifying return of the Hong Kong Formula E

Format – Use of Original/Comissioned Illustration

  • Silver: South China Morning Post – How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA

Format – Use of Video in Digital Storytelling/Infographics/Social Media

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome

Format – Use of Audio in Digital Storytelling/Infographics/Social Media

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – Cantonese Performing Art

Format – Use of Animation

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – Tokyo 2020 Olympic climbing debut explained

Line of Coverage – Breaking News/Disasters/Mass Violence

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – Hong Kong protests

Product Design – Best Home Page

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post

Product Design – Best New or Redesigned Product, Site or App

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – China Tech City

Experimental Design

  • Bronze: South China Morning Post – China Tech City

Portfolio – Information Graphics (Individual)

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post – Pablo Robles

Portfolio – Information Graphics (Organization)

  • Award of Excellence: South China Morning Post

World’s Best Digital News Experience

  • Finalist: South China Morning Post’s Information Graphics
    [Winners yet to announce due to coronavirus crisis]

Society for News Design (SND) – Best of News Design 41th Edition (2019) (40 wins)

News Design [Pages] – Inside page news/Broadsheet

  • Award of Excellence: The many stages of Cantonese opera – Marcelo Duhalde
  • Award of Excellence: Adhering to the rule of law – Marcelo Duhalde
  • Award of Excellence: Big Brother is watching you – Dennis C.F. Wong
  • Award of Excellence: Tracking Trump’s tangled trade war tweets – Marco Hernandez
  • Award of Excellence: Extreme Earth is blowing hot and cold – Marco Hernandez
  • Award of Excellence: Why rare earths matter – Pablo Robles
  • Award of Excellence: Why your smartphone is a pain in the neck – Pablo Robles
  • Award of Excellence: Where coal is king – Han Huang, Adolfo Arranz
  • Award of Excellence: The first 100 days of protests – Pablo Robles
  • Award of Excellence: Permafrost: the ticking time bomb – Pablo Robles
  • Award of Excellence: To extradite or not? – Marcelo Duhalde
  • Award of Excellence: Occupy movement 2014 vs Anti-government protests 2019 – Adolfo Arranz
  • Award of Excellence: Spinning Out of Control – Pablo Robles
  • Award of Excellence: How MMA’s roots are in Hong Kong – Dennis Wong, Pablo Robles, Adolfo Arranz

Breaking News Topics – Editor’s Choice: National

  • Award of Excellence: Occupy movement 2014 vs Anti-government protest 2019 – Adolfo Arranz
  • Award of Excellence: The first 100 days of protest – Pablo Robles
  • Award of Excellence: Spinning our of control – Pablo Robles

Special News Topics – Editor’s Choice: National

  • Award of Excellence: To extradite or not? – Pablo Robles, Marcelo Duhalde, Adolfo Arranz

Features Design [Pages] – Lifestyle cover/Broadsheet

  • Award of Excellence: Why your smartphone is a pain in the neck – Pablo Robles

Features Design [Pages] – A&E cover/Broadsheet

  • Award of Excellence: How MMA’s roots are in Hong Kong – Dennis Wong, Adolfo Arranz, Pablo Robles

Illustration – News/Color

  • Award of Excellence: Leadership stands by Tiananmen decision – Adolfo Arranz
  • Award of Excellence: Beijing takes sober second look lending Africa – Lau Ka-kuen

Illustration – A&E/Color

  • Award of Excellence: Death in Texas – Adolfo Arranz

Photography [Multiple Photos] – Photo Page Design

  • Award of Excellence: It’s a small world of winners – Emilio Rivera

Information Graphics [Single] – Deadline/Local

  • Award of Excellence: The first 100 days of protests – Pablo Robles
  • Award of Excellence: Spinning out of control – Pablo Robles

Information Graphics [Single] – Deadline/Features

  • Award of Excellence: Big Brother is watching you – Dennis Wong

Information Graphics [Single] – National & International

  • Award of Excellence: Where coal is king – Han Huang, Adolfo Arranz

Information Graphics [Single] – Sports

  • Award of Excellence: How MMA’s roots are in Hong Kong – Dennis Wong, Adolfo Arranz, Pablo Robles

Information Graphics [Single] – Features

  • Award of Excellence: Why rare earths matter – Pablo Robles
  • Award of Excellence: How MMA’s roots are in Hong Kong – Dennis Wong, Pablo Robles, Adolfo Arranz
  • Award of Excellence: The many stages of Cantonese opera – Marcelo Duhalde
  • Award of Excellence: Permafrost: the ticking time bomb – Pablo Robles

Information Graphics [Multiple] – Portfolio/Staff

  • Award of Excellence: Spinning out of control – Han Huang, Dennis C.F. Wong, Pablo Robles, Marcelo Duhalde, Adolfo Arranz, Darren Long

Combination Print & Digital – News

  • Award of Excellence: Occupy movement 2014 vs Anti-goverment protest 2019 – Adolfo Arranz
  • Award of Excellence: The first 100 days of protest – Pablo Robles

Combination Print & Digital – Features

  • Award of Excellence: Sorting out China’s waste problem – Han Huang
  • Award of Excellence: Why your smartphone is a pain in the neck – Pablo Robles
  • Award of Excellence: The many stages of Cantonese opera – Marcelo Duhalde
  • Award of Excellence: How MMA’s roots are in Hong Kong – Dennis Wong, Pablo Robles, Adolfo Arranz

4th Business Journalism Awards of HSUHK (2 wins)

Business Reporter of the Year

  • Winner: Enoch Yiu

Best Business Technology News Reporting

  • Silver: Chinals car parking problem spawns start-ups with big money backers as AI dominance grows – Daniel Ren, Peggy Sito

24th Human Rights Press Awards (1 win)

Explanatory Feature Writing – English

  • Merit: Abandoned in Assam: India creates its own Rohingya, and calls them ‘Bangladeshi’ – Debasish Roy Chowdhury

Hong Kong Press Photographers Association – Focus at the Frontline 2019 (5 wins)

Explanatory Feature Writing – English

  • 2nd Runner-up: Sam Tsang
  • Merit: Sam Tsang

General News

  • 1st Runner-up: Felix Wong

Portraits

  • Winner: Sam Tsang
  • 2nd Runner-up: Felix Wong

Horizon Interactive Awards 2019

Web: Magazine, News, Blog

  • Best of Category: China Tech City (Abacus) – South China Morning Post
The Drum Online Media Awards 2020 (2 wins)
 
Native Advertising Campaign of the Year
 
  • Winner: Hello Hainan (For Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province)

Best Video Journalism

  • Highly recommended: On the ‘Front Line’ with Hong Kong’s protesters

INMA Global Media Awards 2020 (4 win)

Best Use of  Video

  •  First Place: “Tiananmen Square Crackdown: 30 years On” 

Best Brand Awareness Campaign

  • Third Place: “2019 SCMP Brand Campaign — Asia Matters”

Best New Initiative to Enhance Corporate Culture 

  • Honourable Mention: “Hackathon and Kudos”

Best New Initiative to Empower and Retain Talent

  • Honourable Mention: “Career Development and Mobility”

INMA Global Media Awards 2020 (4 win)

Best Use of  Video

  •  First Place: “Tiananmen Square Crackdown: 30 years On” 

Best Brand Awareness Campaign

  • Third Place: “2019 SCMP Brand Campaign — Asia Matters”

Best New Initiative to Enhance Corporate Culture 

  • Honourable Mention: “Hackathon and Kudos”

Best New Initiative to Empower and Retain Talent

  • Honourable Mention: “Career Development and Mobility”

WAN-IFRA Asian Media Awards 2020 (5 wins)

Best in Newspaper Overall Design

  • Silver Award:  This Week in Asia

Best in Magazine Cover Design

  • Gold Award: This Week in Asia

Best in Newspaper Infographics

  • Gold Award:  The first 100 days of protests
  • Bronze Award:  How MMA’s roots are in Hong Kong

Best in Sport Photography

  • Gold Award: Hong Kong Sevens, short version

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2020

  • Grand Prize: The ‘thin yellow line’ standing between Hong Kong police and protesters – Dayu Zhang

World Press Photo’s 2020 Digital Storytelling Contest

Short category

  • 2nd Prize: The ‘thin yellow line’ standing between Hong Kong police and protesters – Dayu Zhang

Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism 2019

Informational Graphics (Newspaper Circulation 100,001+, Affiliated Website, National Magazine)

  • Winner: Hong Kong protests: The full story in infographics