EMTM Annual Awards 2016: List of winners from ST

Some of the ST winners at SPH's annual awards ceremony on March 22, 2017. Front row (from left): Rebecca Pazos, Irene Tham, Christopher Tan, Chua Siang Yee, Zakir Hussain, Basil Edward Teo. Second row (from left): Yime Benites, Rodolfo Pazos, Lin Xin
Some of the ST winners at SPH's annual awards ceremony on March 22, 2017. Front row (from left): Rebecca Pazos, Irene Tham, Christopher Tan, Chua Siang Yee, Zakir Hussain, Basil Edward Teo. Second row (from left): Yime Benites, Rodolfo Pazos, Lin Xinyi, Rohit Brijnath, Jonathan Wong, Kevin Lim, Ng Sor Luan, Fraemone Wee and Desmond Foo.ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
Journalist of the Year Christopher Tan (front, third from right in white shirt) taking a group photo with his colleagues at the SPH Annual EMTM Awards ceremony.
Journalist of the Year Christopher Tan (front, third from right in white shirt) taking a group photo with his colleagues at the SPH Annual EMTM Awards ceremony.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - The Straits Times clinched 15 of the 18 awards up for grabs at the annual awards ceremony for the Singapore Press Holdings' English/Malay/Tamil Media (EMTM) group.

The awards showcased the best work of journalists in The Straits Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian and Tamil Murasu in 2016.

The 18 awards cover news stories in print, news photos, page layouts, multimedia packages, and videos.

Here are the award winners from ST:

1. Journalist of the Year

Senior transport correspondent Christopher Tan (The Straits Times)

2. Young Journalist of the Year

Sports journalist Chua Siang Yee (The Straits Times)

3. Story of the Year

Senior tech correspondent Irene Tham for her story "Public servants' computers to have no Net access" (The Straits Times, June 8, 2016)

4. Feature of the Year

Political editor Zakir Hussain, Indonesia bureau chief Francis Chan and Indonesia correspondent Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja for their feature "The 'ISIS four' Singapore stopped and sent back", "Secluded school believed to be home to ISIS supporters", "Village officials have long been suspicious of school, occupants", "Duo guided online by leader of S-E Asian unit" (The Sunday Times, March 6, 2016)

5. Commentary/Analysis of the Year

Senior transport correspondent Christopher Tan for his commentary "Nothing routine about MRT cracks" (The Straits Times, July 14, 2016)

6. Headline of the Year

Chief sub-editor Sim Mui Hoon for her headline "Do you see what IC?" (The Straits Times, Nov 20, 2016)

7. Layout / Page Design of the Year

Senior executive sub-editor Fraemone Wee for her layout/ page design "50 parades. In photos" (The Straits Times, Aug 9, 2016)

8. News Picture of the Year


An inconsolable Muhammad Hatin Kamil (in light grey top) who was the witness to the accident at Pasir Ris Station where two employees were killed while doing their on-the-job training. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Senior executive photographer Desmond Foo for his news picture "Trainee barely escaped as best friend was killed" (The Straits Times, March 24, 2016)

9. Feature Picture of the Year


Mr Ngai Hin Kwok attempts an advanced calisthenic move, the human flag, at an exercise corner at Toa Payoh Stadium. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Executive photographer Ng Sor Luan for her feature picture "Fit and swinging at 67" (The Straits Times, Dec 15, 2016)

10. Best Cross Media Story of the Year

Sports journalists May Chen, Jonathan Wong, Lin Xinyi and Chua Siang Yee, executive photographer Kevin Lim, assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath, digital journalists Rebecca Pazos, Chew Hui Min and Shea Driscoll, digital infographics creative director Rodolfo Pazos, senior Web developer Yime Benites, multimedia designers Sally Lam and Winnie Chong & the Digital Desk for their cross media coverage of Joseph Schooling's Olympic gold medal win (The Straits Times, Aug 11-21, 2016)

11. Best Video of the Year

Basil Edward Teo for his video "Living City: Devoted to a shrine long after last train is gone" (The Straits Times, Dec 6, 2016)

12. Best Interactive Infographics of the Year

Digital journalist Rebecca Pazos, Web developer Yime Benites, multimedia designer Winnie Chong and digital infographics creative director Rodolfo Pazos for their interactive infographics "Tracking down Singapore's unsold private homes" (The Straits Times, April 29, 2016)

13. Special Award of the Year for Consistently Good Work

Executive artist Manuel A Francisco for his illustrations:

"Package deal? Do your checks before you sign up"

"Do driverless cars dream of electric sheep?"

"The real fear behind French burkini ban"

"Time to rev up discussion about insurance for driverless cars"

"Conserved buildings: Consult public before slicing and dicing"

"Obama's legacy in Asia"

"Francisco's Take: Is it just me or do the new Apple 'airpods' look like... the Star Trek USS Enterprise?!"

"Europe yet to realise how badly Brexit will hurt"

"Dual-class shares - a must or a bust?"

"The Obama presidency: An assessment"

"India-Pakistan ties head for dangerous low over Kashmir"

"The hunt for good investment yields"

(The Straits Times/The Sunday Times, Sept 1-28, 2016)

14. Special Award of the Year for Excellence in Writing

ST Life correspondents and journalists Akshita Nanda, Alyssa Woo, Anjali Raguraman, Ankita Varma, Bryna Singh, Chan Boon Lian, Eddino Abdul Hadi, Lea Wee, Lydia Vasko, Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath, Venessa Lee, Life editors Tan Hsueh Yun and Wong Ah Yoke for their "Reading Special - An ode to reading" special issue on the love of books (The Sunday Times, May 8, 2016)

15. Special Award of the Year for Excellence in Enterprise & Teamwork

ST journalists Adrian Lim, Yasmine Yahya, Lin Yangchen, Karamjit Kaur, Irene Tham, Carolyn Khew, Joanna Seow, Janice Heng, Audrey Tan, Samantha Boh, Jacqueline Woo, Calvin Yang, Elaine Tan, Chng Choon Hiong, Manuel Francisco, Mike Dizon, Tang Wee Cheow, Lim Yong & Bryandt Lyn for their series on disruption - "Fast Forward: Disruption and the Singapore Economy". Including stories:

"When private cars go the way of horse carriages"

"Banks and the barbarians at their gates"

"The invisible disruption of nano-scale"

"Aviation's shifting centre of gravity"

"And next, a mobile digital ID?"

"Now printing: A revolution in how things are made"

"Smart cities, smoother lives"

"Disrupting dependence in water, food, fuel"

"Living with robots"

"Asean - the new growth frontier"

"The big shift from young to ageing workforce"

"Reinventing classes, pushing boundaries"

"Making disruption work for humans"

(The Straits Times, May 14, 21 & 28, June 4, 11, 18 & 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 and Aug 6, 2016)