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The winning snap, on ST's website

See photos, stories and other works that won at recent news awards event

The Black Knights - the Republic of Singapore Air Force aerobatics team - flying in formation over the South China Sea during a training session in preparation to celebrate Singapore's jubilee year. This photo, "Ready to soar for Singapore's Golden J
The Black Knights - the Republic of Singapore Air Force aerobatics team - flying in formation over the South China Sea during a training session in preparation to celebrate Singapore's jubilee year. This photo, "Ready to soar for Singapore's Golden Jubilee", bagged executive photojournalist Alphonsus Chern the Feature Picture of the Year at the news awards ceremony on Thursday. PHOTO: ST FILE

Six red-and-white fighter jets, flying in formation over the South China Sea, leaving a bomb burst of smoke trails behind them.

An aerial view of the crowds at the Padang lining up to pay their last respects to Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew following his death last year.

And an exclusive interview with jailed Swiss national Xavier Andre Justo, the man embroiled in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad saga, in which he confessed to trying to sell stolen data to topple Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

These are some of the stories and photographs by journalists from The Straits Times (ST) that picked up the top prizes at Singapore Press Holdings' English/Malay/Tamil Media group's annual news awards ceremony on Thursday.

The winning pieces can be viewed on ST's website at http://str.sg/ZyVY.

ST won big at the ceremony, bagging 12 of the 19 awards.

The awards were decided by top editors from the various newspapers and stretched across several categories in news and features, infographics as well as visual and digital packages.

ST senior writer Wong Kim Hoh, 54, was named Journalist of the Year, for his work which includes the interview series It Changed My Life.

Indochina bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh, 56, and Malaysia correspondent Shannon Teoh, 34, won Story of the Year for their scoop on Justo and the 1MDB scandal.

Executive photojournalist Alphonsus Chern, 36, bagged a hat-trick of awards.

He won Feature Picture of the Year for his photograph of the Republic of Singapore Air Force's Black Knights and Best Interactive Infographics for a piece on the National Gallery Singapore.

Together with executive photographer Ng Sor Luan, 37, Mr Chern also picked up the Best Video of the Year for their three-minute clip, Trailing The Knights, a behind-the-scenes look at the team's training.

ST also swept the multimedia awards, including the Best Cross Media Story of the Year and Best Digital Package for its coverage of Mr Lee's death and legacy.


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The winning pieces can be viewed on ST’s website at http://str.sg/ZyVY.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2016, with the headline 'The winning snap, on ST's website'. Print Edition | Subscribe