South China Morning Scoops Four Awards in the Best of Newspaper Design Creative Competition

Hong Kong, February 26, 2009The South China Morning Post scooped 4 awards in the 30th annual Best of Newspaper Design Creative Competition organised by the Society for News Design.

The awards, announced on February 19 2009, saw the SCMP take the award of excellence in three categories, including "Special News Topics" on the Beijing Olympics opening and closing, "Special Coverage, Multiple Sections" on the Olympics scene-setter supplements and two top photography prizes which are "Obama as Muse" and "Wrongs to Right – UN human rights declaration".

Editor of the South China Morning Post, C.K. Lau said the paper was delighted to have won such prestigious awards. "In recent years, the SCMP has become a more visually driven paper, for good reason. Images are as important as text in informing our readers. Our artists, designers and photographers play a critical role in ensuring our pages grasp readers" attention and information is presented in the most accessible manner," said Lau.

About the South China Morning Post

The South China Morning Post is Hong Kong’s premier 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. Its online platform,, reaches a global audience of China watchers with daily breaking news, multimedia articles and interactive forums. Striving to maintain the highest standards among the world’s quality newspapers, the South China Morning Post receives constant international recognition. It received 46 awards in 2008 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capability.

About the Society For News Design

Founded in 1979, the Society for News Design is an international professional organisation with a mission to enhance communication around the world through excellence in visual journalism. Regarded as the toughest and most prestigious in the newspaper world, the competition attracted almost 11,000 entries from 346 newspapers around the globe this year and honoured design, graphics and photography.

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