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Stars of Singapore’s Media Publishing Industry crowned at MPAS Awards 2014

SINGAPORE - Close to 200 guests, including judges, sponsors and members of the Singapore’s magazine industry attended the Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) Awards 2014 held last evening at Rendezvous Hotel Singapore. The awards recognise best practices and top talents within Singapore’s magazine publishing industry. 

Said Raymond Wong, President, Media Publishers Association Singapore, “This year we have increased the number of award categories from 17 to 30, with the majority of new categories being digital focused. This highlights the current realities of the industry, whereby the online medium is an integral part of magazine content distribution.”

Patsy Tan, Deputy General Manager, Times Printers Pte Ltd, one of the sponsors for the event added, “Times Printers has always viewed publishers as invaluable partners in our business. The MPAS Awards is aligned with our brand values, as it serves as an excellent platform for us, as printers, to show our support to Singapore’s Magazine Publishing Industry, network with publishers and share the joy with winning publishers.“

More than 170 award submissions were received for this year’s MPAS Awards. According to Victor Wong, Area & Development Director (Asia Pacific), Small Luxury Hotels of the World, one of the judges for the awards, ”The quality of the submissions reflect the generally high standards of magazine media in Singapore.” This observation was reiterated by Budi Putra, Chief Executive Officer, The Jakarta Post Digital and Royce Shih, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Asia-Pacific PR Newswire Asia, who found the judging process was very challenging, due to the large number of quality entries received for this year’s event. 

One of the winners of the night was Olivier Burlot, CEO & Publisher, Heart Media Group, who had picked up the Publisher of the Year award. He said, "I am deeply honoured to be receiving this Award. It means a lot to the team at Heart Media as well as for myself. With this affirmation, I am even more passionate and confident about the great work that we are producing."

Mongoose Asia won the Media Company Publishing Company of the Year award, which was presented to the publishing company with the most number of wins at the MPAS Awards 2014. The company publishes magazines such as Esquire Singapore, Time Out Singapore. Said Russell Channon, Managing Director of Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd, “We are extremely honoured to receive this prestigious award. At Mongoose, we believe magazines create an environment, in print and online, that no other media can replicate. Making brilliant magazines drives us and we are humbled that our hardworking and creative team has been recognised. This award will inspire us to aim higher, as we seek to demand even more from ourselves.”

Other winners at MPAS Awards 2014 include SilverKris and The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel, which picked up the Travel Media of the Year award and Food Media of the Year awards respectively. Both magazines are published by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd. Not to be outdone, MediaCorp Pte Ltd come away with the Marketing Campaign of the Year award for its 8 DAYS Eat Mobile App Launch Campaign and User experience of the Year for Style: Jan 2013 iPad App.

Meanwhile, Marina Bay Sands’ Sands Style magazine, produced by Edipresse Asia Ltd won the Closed Circulation Media of the Year, while Luxury Magazine PRIORITY, won in the Luxury media of the Year category.

 

Winners’ List

1. Designer of the year

Winner

Eng Chun Pang

Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd

Merit

Junlong Loh

Regent Media Pte Ltd

 

2. Advertising Sales Professional of the year

No Winner

 

3. Journalist of the year

Winner

Wayne Cheong

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

Merit

Muriel Amable

Regent Media Pte Ltd

 

4. Editor of the year

Winner

Lunita S.V. Mendoza

Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd

Merit

Rachael Wheeler

Expat Living Publications Pte Ltd

 

5. Publisher of the year

Winner

Oliver Burlot

Heart Media

Merit

John Thet

Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd

 

6. Social Media Campaign of the year

Winner

Time Out Singapore

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

Merit

Esquire Singapore - Best Dressed Real Man 2013

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

 

7. Marketing Campaign of the year

Winner

Mediacorp Pte Ltd
8 DAYS Eat Mobile App Launch Campaign

Merit

Hot Soup Challenge Event/Campaign

Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd

 

8. Feature article of the year (Trade)

Winner
FuturArc  - A New Era of Green Building: Health & Productivity in the indoor environment

BCI Asia Construction Information Pte Ltd

Merit

FuturArc - Small Project, Big Impacts

BCI Asia Construction Information Pte Ltd

 

9. Feature article of the year (Consumer)

Winner

Esquire Singapore - Flash Trade (September 2013)

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

Merit

Asian Geographic (No.95 Issue 2/2013) - The Scar

Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd

 

10. Front Cover of the year (Trade)

Winner

FuturArc - Green Awards 2013

BCI Asia Construction Information Pte Ltd

Merit

Is Chartered Accountant October 2013

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

 

11. Front Cover of the year (Consumer)

Winner
Esquire Singapore August Issue 2013

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

Merit

Art Republik

Heart Media

 

12. Single article design of the year

Winner

FuturArc - Showcase: 30 Jalan Rukam & CIC Zero Carbon building

BCI Asia Construction Information Pte Ltd

Merit

FuturArc - Small Project, Big Impacts

BCI Asia Construction Information Pte Ltd

 

13. Photography/illustration of the year (Print)

Winner

Esquire Singapore July Issue 2013 - Common Threads

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

Merit
Esquire Singapore February Issue 2013 - Happy Together

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

 

14. Video/Photography/illustration of the year (online)

Winner

Esquire Singapore - Yam Seng Video September 2013

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

Merit

Esquire Singapore - All Dressed Up (Behind The Scenes)

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

 

15. User experience of the year

Winner

Style: Jan 2013 Ipad App

MediaCorp Pte Ltd

Merit

LifestyleAsia

Lifestyle Marketing Pte Ltd

 

16. Mobile app of the year

Winner

I-S Magazine App

Asia City Publishing Pte Ltd

Merit

8 Days Eat Mobile App Launch Campaign

Mediacorp Pte Ltd

 

17. Website of the year

Winner

www.expatliving.sg

Expat Living Publications Pte Ltd

Merit

www.timeoutsingapore.com

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

 

18. Special Edition of the year

Winner

Esquire Singapore - The Birthright issue

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

Merit

Asian Geographic (No.95 Issue 2/2013) - Surviving Deterioration

Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd

 

19. Trade Media of the year

Winner

Cuisine & Wine Asia

Food2Print Asia Pte Ltd

 

20. Closed Circulation Media of the year

Winner
Sands Style

Edipresse Asia Limited

Merit

Hey! It's NTU

Nanyang Technological University

 

21. News/ Business/ Tech media of the year

Merit

Singapore Business Review

Charlton Media Group

 

22. Travel Media of the year

Winner

SilverKris

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd

Merit

Silkwinds

Publicitas Publishing Pte Ltd

 

23. Food Media of the year

Winner

The Peak Selections: Gourmet & Travel

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd

Merit

Cuisine & Wine Asia

Food2Print Asia Pte Ltd

 

24. lifestyle/ Fashion/ entertainment media of the year

Winner

Esquire Singapore

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

Merit

Female

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd

 

25. Men's Media of the year

Winner

Esquire Singapore

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

Merit

EX Magazine

Expat Living Publications Pte Ltd

 

26. Women's media of the year

Winner

Her World

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd

Merit

Style: Magazine

Mediacorp Pte Ltd
&
L'OFFICIEL Singapore

Heart Media

 

27. Luxury media of the year

Winner

PRIORITY
Publicitas Publishing Pte Ltd

Merit

Designare

Beaumont Publishing Pte Ltd

 

28. special Interest media of the year

Winner

Torque

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
&
Asian Diver

Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd

Merit

WOW World of Watches

Heart Media

 

29. Integrated Media brand of the year

Winner

Time Out Singapore

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

Merit

Her World/ herworldplus.com

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd

 

30. Media Publishing Company of the year

Winner

Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd

Merit

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd

 

Congratulations to all winners!