Hong Kong, March 29, 2007 — The South China Morning Post received three prizes yesterday at the 6th Asia Media Awards ceremony held in Manila. The highly-prestigious competition was organized by IFRA Asia to promote the highest standards of publishing and creativity in the industry. SCMP was honoured with the Bronze Award in the Best in Newspaper Design category (circulation over 100,000 copies), and two prizes in the Best in Photojournalism category, including the Silver Award in Feature Photography and the Bronze Award in News Photography.
Amanda Turnbull, Marketing Director of SCMP, was delighted about these new additions to the string of 15 industry accolades that the paper has received since the beginning of the month.
"From reporting and photography to design and advertising, we are proud to rank among the world’s best-known quality newspapers. This time, we are particularly encouraged that the judges selected the design of South China Morning Post and Sunday Morning Post against some stiff competition. This is definitely a great endorsement for the exceptional work of our production teams who continuously seek ways to provide our readers with a more visual and user-friendly platform," said Turnbull
The other industry accolades that SCMP received in March 2007 include seven prizes at the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association Awards, seven prizes at the 11th Annual Human Rights Press Awards, and a first prize at the PANPA Newspaper Advertising Awards, recognizing the effective use of colour of the ‘Boost Your Career’ campaign in Classified Post.
While celebrating these remarkable results, Turnbull stressed that the teams in SCMP would not be complacent, "The paper will keep evolving with the focus to produce the best possible reading experience; these awards simply reinforce our ongoing commitment to deliver high-quality content."
Please go to http://www.scmpgroup.com/about/awards.html for more details about the awards
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About SCMP Group Limited
SCMP Group Limited (SEHK: 583) is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, South China Morning Post, is the leading English language newspaper in Hong Kong and has the city’s most affluent and influential readership. Other publication titles of the group include the Sunday Morning Post, the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, CosmoGirl! Maxim and Automobile magazines.
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