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2017 MPAS AWARDS & MEDIA BALL

 

 

 

Nominations for the 2017 MPAS Awards are now officially open.

The Annual Media Publishers Association of Singapore (MPAS) Awards is back to honour the most outstanding Media Publishers in Singapore. The MPAS Awards recognises the achievements, best practices, and top talents of Singapore's Magazine Publishing industry.

Nominations are now officially open for MPAS members. If you are a non-member and a Singapore-registered publisher who wish to nominate, fill out a short membership form.

More award categories are offered this year, with additional categories catering to the increased importance of digital in today's media space.

Deadline for all submissions will be on 25 August 2017 at 5:00 PM.

The MPAS Awards and Media Ball will be held on 26 September 2017, Tuesday, at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.

HOW TO ENTER:
 
1. Fill out the online nomination form by entering your contact details.
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, 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. For print submissions, include two hard copies of the publication. (The mailing address will be emailed to you once you have completed this online nomination form.) Include colour printouts of relevant pages as well as URLs if applicable. For individual awards, provide relevant samples of work done by the nominee.
 
Register now through the online nomination form.
 
List of Categories:

Media of the Year, Trade Media of the Year,  and Project of the Year by Category Awards

These awards will be given in each division: “Media of the Year,” “Project of the Year,” and the “Trade Media of the Year” category.

The “Media of the Year” award recognises a consumer media title that is the best in that category.

The “Trade Media of the Year” category likewise recognises the media that is best for B2B.

The “Project of the Year” award is designed to recognise a special project or initiative and can include but is not limited to print, digital, apps, social media, multimedia, and can be in both consumer and trade.

Nominations are platform agnostic and can be for print, digital, or both.

Examples of Awards would be “Architecture Media of the Year,” “Architecture Trade Media of the Year,” and “Architecture Project of the Year.”

The categories available for nomination are:

  • Alumni
  • Animals & Pets
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Celebrity & Gossip
  • Children
  • Chinese
  • Club
  • Consumer Review
  • Corporate
  • Custom
  • Current Affairs
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Expat Media (By Language)
  • Fashion
  • Financial
  • Fitness
  • Food
  • Geographic
  • Health & Wellness
  • High Society
  • High Fashion Mens
  • High Fashion Womens
  • Home & Interior Design
  • Hobby
  • In-Flight
  • Indian
  • Lifestyle guide  
  • Luxury Media
  • Malay
  • Men’s
  • Music
  • Parenting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Property
  • Recreation
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Student (Nomination fee waived)
  • Tamil
  • Technology
  • Tourism
  • Travel
  • Vacation
  • Watch & Jewellery
  • Wedding
  • Women’s
  • Yacht
Digital Media Awards

Entries in these awards must demonstrate originality, newness, and campaign success. It must also highlight innovation, noteworthy content, and active user engagement. For the categories below, please provide screenshots of page/s and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Mobile App of the Year
  • Video of the Year
  • Technology Innovation of the Year
  • Podcast of the year
  • Vlog of the Year
  • Multimedia Project of the Year
  • Video Platform of the Year
  • Gaming platform of the Year
  • Consumer Website of the Year
  • Business Website of the Year
  • Animation of the Year

Media Talent and Personality Awards

These awards are given to the outstanding individuals who make our media great and to recognise their work over the year.

  • Editor of the Year (Consumer and Trade)
  • Writer of the Year (Consumer and Trade)
  • Columnist of the Year (Consumer and Trade)
  • Photographer of the Year (Consumer and Trade)
  • Art Director of the year (Consumer and Trade)
  • Marketing Professional of the Year (Consumer and Trade)
  • Advertising Sales Professional of the Year (Consumer and Trade)

Special Awards

These awards recognise particular achievements in the media industry and are awarded in gold, silver, and bronze.

  • Feature of the year (gold, silver, bronze)
  • Front Cover of the Year (Consumer) - (gold, silver, bronze)
  • Best New launch (gold, silver, bronze)
  • Event of the Year (gold, silver, bronze)
  • Exhibition of the Year (gold, silver, bronze)
  • Website of the Year (gold, silver, bronze)
  • Special Edition of the Year (gold, silver, bronze)
  • Contract Publication of the Year (gold, silver, bronze)
  • Student Project of the Year

Please be guided by the 2017 MPAS Awards Criteria. Also, please refer to the MPAS Awards FAQ here.

Note that the 2017 MPAS Awards are only open to MPAS members.

All members have 1 entry free of charge, additional entries are priced at $200 per entry.

To join MPAS please fill out the membership form.

Only entries from publications during the period of September 2016 to August 2017 will be accepted.

For more information, please contact Andrea Pascual at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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2016 MPAS AWARDS & MEDIA BALL

Singapore, 7th June, 2016: The 2016 MPAS AWARDS & MEDIA BALL will be held during Singapore Media Week 2016 at the Fullerton Hotel on September 26th 2016.

 

CATEGORIES 

PERSONALITY & PRODUCT AWARDS  

1 - MARKETING PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR 
• Concept/originality 30%
• Measurable results 40%
• Innovative use of media/Overall impact 30%  

2 - ADVERTISING SALES PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
• Consistency of meeting goals  (% terms) 40%
• Annual Contracts Signed (S$) 60% 

3 - WRITER OF THE YEAR
(Minimum 3 stories submission)
• Creativity/innovation/Idea Generation 50%
• Writing/composition skills 50% 

4 - EDITOR OF THE YEAR
(Eligible only for original/locally produced contents)
• Quality/consistency of product(s) 30%
• Editorial direction/relevance to audience 30%
• Innovation/creativity in content and visual presentation 40% 

5 - DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
(Eligible only for original/locally produced contents)
• Quality/consistency of products(s) 30%
• Relevance of visuals to product(s) and audience 30%
• Innovation/creativity in layout and visual presentation 40%

6 - FRONT COVER OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER)
• Concept/originality 40%
• Use of visual elements (photography, illustration, type) 20%
• Overall impact 20%
• Cover lines 20% 

7 - FRONT COVER OF THE YEAR (LICENSED)
• Concept/originality 40%
• Use of visual elements (photography, illustration, type) 20%
• Overall impact 20%
• Cover lines 20%  

8 - FRONT COVER OF THE YEAR (TRADE) 
• Concept/originality 40% 
• Use of visual elements (photography, illustration, type) 20% 
• Overall impact 20% 
• Cover lines 20%  

9 - EVENT/PARTY OF THE YEAR 
• Concept/originality 20%
• Overall impact 20%
• Measurable results 30%
• Innovative use of media 30%  

10 - CONFERENCE/EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR 
• Concept/originality 20%
• Overall impact 20%
• Measurable results 30%
• Innovative use of media 30%  

11 - ILLUSTRATION OF THE YEAR (PRINT) 
• Concept/originality 30%
• Presentation & tonality 30%
• Relevance/consistency with theme 30%
• Overall impact 10%

12 - PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (PRINT) 
• Concept/originality 30%
• Presentation & tonality 30%
• Relevance/consistency with theme 30%
• Overall impact 10%   

DIGITAL and BRAND AWARDS  

13 - PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR (submit link and in PDF form)  
• Concept/originality 30%
• Presentation & tonality 30%
• Relevance/consistency with theme 30%
• Overall impact 10%   

14 - VIDEO MEDIA OF THE YEAR (ONLINE) (submit link) 
• Concept/originality 30%
• Presentation & tonality 30%
• Relevance/consistency with theme 30%
• Overall impact 10%  

15 - MOBILE APP OF THE YEAR (submit link to app and in PDF form) 
• Editorial/content quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20%
• Navigation 10% 
• Integration of social media/UGC 10%
• Traffic growth 10%
• Overall excellence 10%  

16 - WEBSITE OF THE YEAR (submit link and in PDF form) 
• Editorial/content quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20%
• Navigation 10% 
• Integration of social media/UGC 10%
• Traffic growth 10%
• Overall excellence 10%   

17 - INDIVIDUAL BLOG WEBSITE OF THE YEAR (submit link and in PDF form) 
• Editorial/content quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20%
• Navigation 10% 
• Integration of social media/UGC 10%
• Traffic growth 10%
• Overall excellence 10%  

18 - E-COMMERCE SITE OF THE YEAR (submit link and in PDF form) 
• Editorial/content quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20%
• Navigation 10% 
• Integration of social media/UGC 10%
• Traffic growth 10%
• Overall excellence 10%  

19 - TRADE MEDIA OF THE YEAR 
(Entrants must provide two representative issues)
• Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20% 
• Originality/creativity 20%
• Audited circulation 10%
• Overall excellence 10%  

20 - SPECIAL INTEREST MEDIA OF THE YEAR 
(Entrants must provide two representative issues)
• Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20% 
• Originality/creativity 20%
• Audited circulation 10%
• Overall excellence 10%  

21 - BUSINESS/PROFESSIONAL MEDIA OF THE YEAR 
(Entrants must provide two representative issues)
• Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20% 
• Originality/creativity 20%
• Audited circulation 10%
• Overall excellence 10%    

22 - FOOD MEDIA OF THE YEAR 
(Entrants must provide two representative issues)
• Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20% 
• Originality/creativity 20%
• Audited circulation 10%
• Overall excellence 10%   

23 - IN-FLIGHT MEDIA OF THE YEAR 
(Entrants must provide two representative issues)
• Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20% 
• Originality/creativity 20%
• Audited circulation 10%
• Overall excellence 10%  

DIGITAL, BRAND & SPECIAL AWARDS   

24 - TRAVEL MEDIA OF THE YEAR 
(Entrants must provide two representative issues) • Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20% 
• Originality/creativity 20%
• Audited circulation 10%
• Overall excellence 10%   

25 - WELLNESS MEDIA OF THE YEAR 
(Entrants must provide two representative issues) • Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20% 
• Originality/creativity 20%
• Audited circulation 10%
• Overall excellence 10%  

26 - FASHION MEDIA OF THE YEAR 
(Entrants must provide two representative issues) • Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20% 
• Originality/creativity 20%
• Audited circulation 10%
• Overall excellence 10%  

27 - MEN’S MEDIA OF THE YEAR 
(Entrants must provide two representative issues)
• Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20% 
• Originality/creativity 20%
• Audited circulation 10%
• Overall excellence 10% 

28 - BEST CLUB (Membership) MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR 
(Entrants must provide two representative issues) • Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20% 
• Audience relevance 20% 
• Originality/creativity 20%
• Audited circulation 10% 
• Overall excellence 10%  

29 - WOMEN’S MEDIA OF THE YEAR 
(Entrants must provide two representative issues)
• Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20%  
• Originality/creativity 20% 
• Audited circulation10% 
• Overall excellence 10%  

30 - LUXURY MEDIA OF THE YEAR 
(Entrants must provide two representative issues) • Editorial quality 20% 
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20% 
• Originality/creativity 20%
• Audited circulation 10%
• Overall excellence 10% 

31 - HOME MEDIA OF THE YEAR 
(Entrants must provide two representative issues) 
• Editorial quality 20% 
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20%  
• Originality/creativity 20%
• Audited circulation 10% 
• Overall excellence 10%  

32 – CHINESE MEDIA OF THE YEAR
(Entrants must provide two representative issues)
• Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20%
• Audience relevance 20%  
• Originality/creativity 20% 
• Audited circulation 10%
• Overall excellence 10% 

33 - FOREIGN LANGUAGE MEDIA OF THE YEAR
(Entrants must provide two representative issues)
• Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20% 
• Audience relevance 20%  
• Originality/creativity 20% 
• Audited circulation 10%
• Overall excellence 10%  

34 - PARENTING MEDIA OF THE YEAR
(Entrants must provide two representative issues)
• Editorial quality 20%
• Visual quality 20% 
• Audience relevance 20%  
• Originality/creativity 20%
• Audited circulation 10%
• Overall excellence 10% 

SPECIAL AWARDS  

35 - MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

36 - MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

37 - MEDIA COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Voted for by MPAS EXCO.

Note that the 2016 MPAS Awards are only open to MPAS members.

All members have 1 entry free of charge, additional entries are priced at S$100 per entry.

To join MPAS please fill out the following form 

Entries from publications during the period of May 2015 - August 2016 only.

Please watch this space for updated categories.

MPAS AWARDS entries close on September 2nd 2016 AT 1800hrs.

HOW TO ENTER
Each entry to the MPAS awards must include the following:
1. CATEGORIES: Indicate the category in which you are entering the work.
2. TITLE: Provide a descriptive name by which you refer to this entry.
3. SUMMARY: Provide a maximum 300-word description of how the entry meets the criteria outlined above. Be specific and include factual information, examples and details where required/appropriate. Include any measurement parameters and whether they were met. NOTE: Highlight any sensitive or proprietary information and it will be kept confidential.
4. SAMPLES: Samples should be provided for all award entries. For print submissions, include two hard-copy original versions of the product being entered. For Consumer and Trade Magazine of the year submissions, include colour printouts of relevant pages as well as URL links or other means necessary to access the product digitally. For individual awards, provide relevant samples of work done by the entrant. All samples will become property of MPAS and will not be ruined.
5. CONTACT INFORMATION: Each entry must include Company Name, address and phone; plus a Contact Name, email and mobile phone number

For moe information, please contact Alexander Knight at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Asia's Leading News Media Event Coming to Bangkok

Publish Asia 2015, the annual Asian newspaper conference from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), and the Asian Media Awards 2015, are set to take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 28 to 30 of April.

For its 16th edition, Publish Asia will focus on case studies showing how media companies across the globe are defining and implementing innovative strategies to consolidate their print operations while building up sound foundations to secure digital growth. Over 400 newspaper executives from Asia Pacific and the Middle East are expected to attend the three-day event.

“Following the outstanding success of the World Newspaper Congress, which was held in Bangkok in 2013, Publish Asia’s main industry partners unanimously voted for Thailand as their preferred venue for Publish Asia 2015. Going back to Bangkok was therefore an easy decision to take for WAN-IFRA.” said Pichai Chuensuksawadi, Editor in Chief of Post Publishing and Chairman of WAN-IFRA’s Asian Pacific Committee.

Gilles Demptos, Director Asia of WAN-IFRA, said: "Bangkok remains one of Asia's favourite destinations. The warm support of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways International and the vibrancy of the Thai newspaper industry make it an ideal venue for organising an inspiring and exciting event. Publish Asia will also be an opportunity for Asian news publishers to show solidarity and support in challenging times to their Thai peers."

Publish Asia 2015 will cover the management, advertising and editorial aspects of the newspaper and news publishing business. It will include the following events:

The CEO Conference will look at how the media landscape is changing and how publishers can adapt and define their strategies to ensure a successful future.

The Newsroom Summit, held in cooperation with the World Editors Forum, will tackle the problems and challenges facing Editors, Managing Editors, News Editors, Chief Reporters and all those who are involved in leading and managing newsrooms in a multiple media environment.

The Advertising Summit aims to cover the latest trends that are currently transforming the relationship between media companies, advertisers and agencies.

The Printing Summit will present recent innovations in newspaper production that can contribute to reduce costs or generate new revenue streams from print.

The Expo will showcase the latest technology and service offerings for optimizing newspaper production on print as well as on new media platforms, while one-day learning seminars will offer in-depth insights on specific topics.

Two masterclasses will offer in-depth insights on visual communication and storytelling in the age of the tablet - under the leadership of Mario Garcia - and on how to develop more effective ad sales operations, under the guidance of Eamonn Byrne.

Winners of the much-awaited Asian Media Awards 2015 will be presented during the Asian Media Awards Gala Dinner on 29 April. More information is available at http://www.wan-ifra.org/ama.

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