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Frequently Asked Questions

2017 MPAS FAQ:

Q: Who are eligible to nominate?

Nomination is strictly for MPAS members only. For non-members, you must first sign up via the membership form: before you can join the awards programme.

Q: Can anyone apply as a member of MPAS?

No. Your publishing company (print and/or online) must be Singapore-registered.

Online/Digital-media only publishers are also encouraged to join the MPAS.

Q: Do we join as a business, or as individuals?

You may register your company as a member and have yourself and another colleague as representatives from your company. Kindly click here and you will be redirected to the MPAS membership form for your reference.

Q: How much does it cost to join MPAS?

  • For non-Singapore GST registered companies - S$280.00
  • For GST registered companies with revenues less than S$5million - S$380.00
  • For GST registered companies with revenues greater than S$10million - S$580.00                                  

Q: What are the award categories?

Awards will be given in four divisions namely:

  • Media of the Year, Trade Media of the Year,  and Project of the Year by Category Awards
  • Digital Media Awards
  • Media Talent and Personality Awards
  • Special Awards

You may download the full list of award categories and criteria through the links below.



Q: Can I enter in more than one category?

Yes, you may enter in as many categories as you want.

Q: Can I enter the same publication in more than one category?

Yes, you may enter the same publication in different categories. For the required 300-word description, you may opt to send separate write-up for each categories or submit one write-up for all entries if you think it explains well why you excel in more than one category.

 Q: What can I nominate?

You may nominate your print/online publications or any media projects. You may also nominate your talents, (refer to Media Talent and Personality Awards). Only entries from publications during the period of September 2016 to August 2017 will be accepted.

Q: How do I submit an entry?

1. Fill out the online form via this link:

2. Choose which category/categories your organisation will enter.

3. Provide a name/project title for your nomination.

4. Provide a 300-word description of the nomination/s, and email this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject line [Category-Magazine/Publication/Media Talent name-Project Title]. Be specific and include facts, examples, and statistics.

NOTE: Highlight any sensitive or proprietary information that should be kept confidential.

5. Samples should be provided for all entries, digital and print. For print submissions, include two hard copies of the publication. (The mailing address will be emailed to you once you have completed the online nomination form.) Include colour printouts of relevant pages as well as URLs if applicable and submit this through email, same format as above. For individual awards, provide relevant samples of work done by the nominee.

Q: Will there be any cost in submitting an entry?

Members are entitled to submit one (1) entry, free of charge. For any succeeding entries, there is an entry fee of $200/entry.

Q: How can I be sure you have received my entry?

You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your entry. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours, please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Q: Who are the judges?

Judges will be revealed after submissions close. Please visit the 2017 MPAS Awards page for updates.

Q: When is the deadline for submissions?

Submissions must reach the Award Secretariat by 25 August 2017, Friday at 5PM. Participants will be notified via email upon receipt of submission.

Q: How do we get a seat at the ceremony? How much do these cost?

Each member is entitled to one (1) complimentary seat at the event.

Additional tables and seats would cost:

One table (10 seats): $1500

Additional Seat: $200/seat