SPH Magazines bags 8 wins at MPAS Awards

Female magazine, which was awarded Fashion Media of the Year, was one of the titles that helped SPH claim eight awards at the MPAS Awards on Sept 26, 2017. PHOTO: SPH MAGAZINES

SINGAPORE - SPH Magazines, a wholly-owned unit of Singapore Press Holdings, swept a total of eight awards for its leading titles at the MPAS Awards on Tuesday.

This made the publisher one of the biggest winners at the event organised by the Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS), which recognises the achievements, best practices and top talents of Singapore's magazing publishing industry.

The awards was held at The Fullerton Hotel.

Icon Singapore, a luxury lifestyle magazine for women, was once again named Chinese Media of the Year. It profiles and reports on international celebrities, high fashion and jewellery, coveted timepieces, beauty and luxury living.

Regional tech portal HardwareZone won Consumer Review Media of the Year.

Female, a leading fashion and beauty magazine in Singapore, was awarded Fashion Media of the Year.

"As one of its key tenets, it champions local talents, and engages forward-thinking women and the millennial generation with sharp insights, creative visuals and inventive videos. And its audience is responding well: Today, it enjoys an almost two-fold increase in digital page-views from previous year while maintaining its leading position in print readership," said SPHMagazines in a statement.

The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, a guide to the best dining and travel experiences, was named Food Media of the Year for the fourth year running, while SilverKris, the inflight travel magazine of Singapore Airlines, garnered two awards - In-Flight Media of the Year and Travel Project of the Year.

The Johnnie Walker House Edit, which is produced for premium drinks distributor Diageo, bagged the Contract Publication of the Year (Gold) award. Luxury website The Peak was conferred a silver award for Website of the Year.

SPH Magazines chief executive Loh Yew Seng said: "Awards like these help to validate and confirm SPH Magazines' capabilities in enabling brand owners and marketers to reach a broad spectrum of audience segments and networks through the extensive multiplatform touchpoints.

"We will continue to strive to produce high quality magazines and websites that effectively serve our readers and partners."

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