SPH newspapers win 2 golds and a bronze for print quality

Three Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) newspapers have been recognised for their sterling printing standards.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao and Berita Harian have won Best in Print awards at this year's Asian Media Awards, organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra).

The Straits Times beat Hong Kong's Apple Daily and Japan's The Shizuoka Shimbun to win the gold award in the category for newspapers with circulations over 150,000 copies.

Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao and Malay daily Berita Harian picked up the gold and bronze awards respectively for newspapers with circulations below 150,000 copies. The National from Abu Dhabi picked up the silver award in this category.

The awards were presented yesterday at the World Printer Forum, which was held as part of the Wan-Ifra India Conference 2016 in Kolkata.

Founded in 1948, Wan-Ifra has a global network of 3,000 news publishing companies and technology entrepreneurs, and 80 member publisher associations representing 18,000 publications in 120 countries.

"These awards are a testament to the high standards that SPH adheres to in colour printing and production," said SPH chief executive officer Alan Chan. "By ensuring that we achieve the best printing standards for our newspapers, our advertisers and readers can look forward to quality products that will better serve their needs."

Zhaki Abdullah

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2016, with the headline 'SPH newspapers win 2 golds and a bronze for print quality'. Print Edition | Subscribe