HONG KONG, 31 March 2015 –
The SCMP Group Ltd (SEHK: 583), Asia’s leading media holding company, has garnered a total of 91 accolades in recognition of its editorial, digital and social media strengths in the first three months of this year. On average, one award was conferred to the Group every day from January to March 2015. The awards are:
- The 23rd Malofiej International Infographics Awards – 18 awards (3 Golds, 5 Silvers and 10 Bronzes)
- The Society of News Design’s Best of News Design awards – 50 awards (1 Silver, 49 awards of excellence)
- Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing (HKAIM) Media Convergence Awards 2014 – 14 awards (2 Golds, 8 Silvers, 3 Bronzes and one Top 10 Media award)
- Hong Kong News Awards 2014 – 6 awards (Two first prizes, three 1st runner-ups and one 2nd runner-up)
- The Star of Weibo Awards – #5 of the Top Ten Most Influential Hong Kong Media Organisations
- Hong Kong Press Photographers Association Annual Awards – Silver award in Portrait category
- Hong Kong Junzi Corporation Award 2014 – Junzi Gold Award
Wang Xiangwei, Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post, said, “This achievement is very encouraging as it recognises the talent of our Editorial team and the quality of the content they create. As journalists, it’s an honour to see our work gain traction in the market and to receive praise from our peers and readers.”
At the Best of News Design Awards and the Malofiej International Infographics Awards – both of which laud outstanding page layouts and graphics from media organisations around the world – SCMP Graphics Director Alberto Lucas brought home a combined total of 45 awards, including 2 Gold Awards at Malofiej and a Silver award in the Portfolio/Page Designer category at the Best News Design Awards.
At the recent Hong Kong News Awards 2014, the SCMP picked up six awards including 1st prizes in Best News Writing (English) with Shirley Zhao’s Positive Parenting story; and Photographic Section (Sport) with Felix Wong’s All Black Rain photo.
ELLE, a top women’s lifestyle magazine from the Group’s expanding portfolio, snatched two Gold awards in Monthly Magazine Category (Social Media) and Monthly Magazine Category (Website) at Media Convergence Awards.
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About SCMP Group Ltd and South China Morning Post
SCMP Group Limited (SEHK: 583) is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong’s internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership.
First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, the South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received over 160 awards in 2013-14 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities. Other titles in the Group include the Sunday Morning Post, Nanzao.com (南早.com), Nanzaozhinan.com (南早香港指南.com), STYLE, 48 HOURS, Destination Macau, The PEAK, HK Magazine, The List and Where Hong Kong.
Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoBride, Harper’s BAZAAR, Harper’s BAZAAR Art, Harper’s BAZAAR Bride, Esquire, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Décoration, and ELLE Accessories; and operates Cosmopolitan.com.hk, Cosmogirl.com.hk, Harpersbazaar.com.hk, ELLE.com.hk and EsquireHK.com in Hong Kong.
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