Redesign's clutch of awards

The 2015 redesign of The Straits Times has received international recognition, winning several awards.


This annual print design competition is organised by the Society for News Design (SND) - a US organisation which encourages high standards of journalism through design.

The award of excellence is given to entries that are "truly excellent work, going beyond mere technical or aesthetic competency".

•Award of excellence for overall newspaper redesign for its July 1, 2015 edition - the launch issue of the redesign across all platforms.

•Awards of excellence in redesign for its July 22 and Aug 23 editions of The Straits Times' Life and The Sunday Times' Life sections.


The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers' Asian Media Awards was held in March. Judges looked at how a newspaper makes an impact through its use of text, headlines and images.

•Gold: Overall newspaper design

•Silver: Sports photography

•Bronze: Feature photography


The global D&AD Professional Awards 2016 in Britain celebrates the best creative work in the design and advertising industry.

Selane, the font family developed for The Straits Times' redesign, clinched an award.

It was developed for ST last year by London-based Canadian typographer Patrick Giasson. He worked with ST's design team, including award-winning designer Lucie Lacava, to develop the palette of 29 bespoke typefaces over a period of 11 months.

The font, from which the current masthead is derived, is now used across all of ST's platforms, including Web and mobile.


A Straits Times video series clinched a top prize at the World Digital Media Awards in October last year, beating competition from Latin America and Europe.

It Changed My Life, which features Singaporeans who have overcome the odds to turn their lives around, won for the Best Use of Online Video, a category won by the BBC the previous year.


The Straits Times won 11 awards at the 6th Asian Digital Media Awards in Hong Kong in November.

The website and smartphone and tablet apps receive 100 million page views and seven million unique visitors each month.

•Gold: Best News Website Judges looked at content quality, the use of multimedia technology such as graphics, video and photography, and ease of navigation.

•Gold: Best Data Visualisation Project for Ocean's Fury, a cross-media project to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

•Gold: Best Lifestyle Mobile Service for The Life E-book series, an interactive monthly lifestyle magazine.

•Gold: Best Use of Online Video for the weekly series It Changed My Life.

•The Straits Times also bagged five silver and two bronze awards.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2016, with the headline Redesign's clutch of awards. Subscribe