Singapore, 4 November 2010 – omy.sg, the bilingual news and interactive web portal of Singapore Press Holdings, was awarded two Silvers in the 2010 W3 Awards. The winners were announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA) last month.
Omy.sg secured a Silver for its Project R: wedding 2.0 (http://blog.omy.sg/alvinology/project-r) in the Viral Marketing – Blog category, and a Silver for its website (http://omy.sg) in the Website Features – Structure and Navigation category.
Entries were judged on a ten point scale by the judges. The highest award was Best in Show, followed by Gold and Silver. A category may have multiple winners, or no winners at all.
Websites were judged on their creativity, usability, navigation, functionality, visual design, and ease of use. Entries for the Marketing category, on the other hand, were judged by their creativity, impact, messaging, copywriting, and use of medium.
Associate Editor Lee Kuan Fung said: “We are honoured by the recognition from IAVA, one of the most respected associations around. Omy.sg will continue to break new grounds in providing the best value and highest quality for our users and advertisers.”
The W³ Awards honours creative excellence on the web, and recognises the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning sites, videos and marketing programs. It is judged by the IAVA, an invitation-only body consisting of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts. This year, it received more than 3,000 entries in the various categories. For more information, please refer to http://www.w3award.com.
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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009. It is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers and Magazines
In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 225 million pageviews with 15 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging; omy.sg, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video-on-demand clips.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Mandarin and 91.3FM in English.
Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. The Clementi Mall, SPH's latest retail mall, will be operational in 2011.