Singapore, 21 July 2009 - SPH Magazines Pte Ltd (“SPH Magazines”) recently picked up 10 international awards for its custom-published titles. The awards honour excellence in editorial and design, attracting entries from around the world.
The winning titles are: SilverKris, The Travel Magazine of Singapore Airlines, LATITUDE ONEo15, Pinnacle, Millenia and BiZQ. The tally includes six Magnum Opus Awards, three APEX Awards for Publication Excellence and one from the Tabbie Awards.
The awards recognise editorial and creative excellence in print, online and other media, rewarding the effectiveness of content delivery and the use of elements such as photography, illustrations, typography and digital imagery.
SilverKris, The Travel Magazine of Singapore Airlines, received top honours with a Grand Award for Design & Illustration in the APEX Awards 2009. It also scored well in the prestigious Magnum Opus Awards 2009, walking away with a Gold for Best Feature/Design and an Honourable Mention for Best Overall Design.
Pinnacle, the magazine for Asia Pacific Rolls-Royce motor car owners and enthusiasts, won a Silver Magnum Opus Award for Best Feature/Design, as well as an Award of Excellence for Custom-Published Magazine in the APEX Awards.
Millenia, the premium lifestyle magazine for Pontiac Land Group, clinched two Magnum Opus Awards – a Gold for Most Improved Editorial and a Silver for Most Improved Design. It also received an Award of Excellence for Most Improved Magazine in the APEX Awards.
LATITUDE ONEo15, an exclusive lifestyle magazine for ONEo15 Marina Club, received an Honourable Mention for Best Use of Photography in the Magnum Opus Awards.
BiZQ, the official publication of the Singapore Business Federation, was given an Honourable Mention for Front Cover, Digital Imagery in the Tabbie Awards 2009.
Joanna Lee-Miller, Group Editor, SPH Magazines, says: "We are thrilled. These international awards are wonderful affirmation of our commitment to produce high-quality publications that meet our clients’ marketing objectives. We share these awards with our clients who have continually given us their support."
“Once again, our Custom Publishing team has been rewarded for their effort and dedication. The awards are a strong testament to our capabilities in providing
one-stop custom media solutions and delivering stellar content and design to readers with diverse backgrounds and interests," says Dennis Pua, Managing Director, SPH Magazines.
SPH Magazines is the appointed publishing agent for a diverse range of companies and organisations in the private and public sector. Its Custom Publishing unit provides expertise in all areas of publishing, from developing editorial content and design concepts to advertising sales, printing and distribution, including online capabilities.
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About SPH Magazines
A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of South-east Asia's leading media organisation Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). With over 100 titles covering lifestyle, special interests, luxury and new media, SPH Magazines' publications are among the highest circulating and best-read titles in their respective categories. It also has a strong custom publishing business, an award-winning IT portal, www.hardwarezone.com®, an online marketing company, clickTRUE Pte Ltd, and a regional publishing subsidiary company, Blu Inc Media (HK) Ltd.
With a presence in China, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, SPH Magazines is set to be the Publisher of Choice in the region. Visit www.sphmagazines.com.sg for more information.
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BiZQ is the official publication of the Singapore Business Federation, the country’s apex business chamber. With a circulation of 20,000 copies, this quarterly magazine is distributed to the Federation’s members, professional associations and overseas business chambers and is aimed at keeping companies and businesses up-to-date on the latest economic trends, industry news and trade and investment opportunities in Singapore and around the world.
In the Tabbie Awards 2008, BiZQ clinched a Gold for Best Front Cover (April-June 2007 issue) in the Digital Imagery category. The same edition also received an Honourable Mention for Best Single Issue.
About LATITUDE ONEº15
LATITUDE ONEº15 is a stylish, high-end lifestyle magazine for members of the exclusive ONEº15 – Asia’s Finest Marina Club located at Sentosa Cove. Readers are kept abreast of the latest in the luxury marina lifestyle scene, including yachting, travel, lifestyle trends and epicurean pleasures. Each issue delivers an engaging read, marked by captivating visuals and insightful content.
The magazine’s July-September 2007 issue received a Bronze for Best Use of Colour Photography in the Magnum Opus Awards 2008 and was also honoured with an Award of Excellence in the Design and Illustration – Photography category in the APEX Awards 2008.
Pinnacle is a magazine for Asia Pacific Rolls-Royce motor car owners and enthusiasts. The tri-annual magazine caters to ultra-high net worth individuals who have a passion for the finest things in life. The magazine honours Rolls-Royce’s craftsmanship, engineering excellence and pinnacle positioning as well as gives its readers insight into iconic international personalities, the latest in ultra-luxury products, passions and pursuits.
Millenia is the premium lifestyle magazine of Pontiac Land Group. Published three times a year, it showcases a vibrant mix of profiles on opinion leaders, product and event updates, and lifestyle features with international perspectives. Insightful and sophisticated, Millenia reaches an influential and cosmopolitan audience including the Group's stakeholders, office and retail tenants, hotel guests and residents of their luxurious properties.
Millenia was honoured with an Excellence Award in the Design and Layout category in the Asian Publishing Awards 2008.
SilverKris is the award-winning travel magazine of Singapore Airlines carried on every Singapore Airlines flight. It is designed to inform, entertain and inspire readers, with coverage on the latest travel-related products and services, travel trends around the globe and exciting travel destinations to discover.
The magazine has been honoured with several awards that include:
About Magnum Opus Awards 2009
The Magnum Opus Awards is the leading awards programme by McMurry Inc and Missouri School of Journalism dedicated exclusively to custom publishing. The Awards recognise editorial and visual excellence not only of entire publications but also the best elements of those publications, from the strategic effectiveness of content to design elements such as photography, illustrations and typography.
For more information, log on to www.mcmurry.com/award/magnumopus.
About APEX Awards 2009
Into its 21st year, the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence competition recognises excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry – in the opinion of the judges – in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. The annual competition is sponsored by US-based company, Communications Concepts, Inc., a publisher of business communication reports.
For more information, log on to www.apexawards.com.
About Tabbie Awards 2009
The Tabbie Awards recognise editorial and design excellence in trade, association and business publications across the globe. The competition is organised by the Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI), a US-based organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in B2B publishing worldwide. It also encourages dedication to editorial ethics and excellence.
For more information, log on to www.tabpi.org.