19 Nov, 2018
The Asia Pacific Publishing Awards (APPA) and MPAS Awards 2018 was held in Singapore at the One Farrer Hotel Grand Ballroom on Thursday 8 November 2018. The event was organised by Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) and the awards ceremony was attended more then 200 publishers and partners in the industry.
The awards’ official sponsor is PressReader, represented by Mr Mark Enright at the awards.
Other sponsors include photobooth partner, Ubersnap, Awards management partner, Judgify, wine sponsor, Angra Wines & Spirits Importers, photowall sponsor, Print Lab Pte Ltd and entertainment partner, Band on the Run.
The awards were judged by a panel of 6, ranging of veterans in the creative sector, public relations and media publishing. The panel also includes fresh faces like James Lim, Creative Director of Hakuhodo, Dean Carroll, Publisher of Mumbrella Asia, James Hewes, President and CEO of FIPP and David Tay, former President of Photographic Society. Miss Lynda Williams, Managing Director of Vim & Vigour, was one of the only 2 judges retained from last year’s panel, together with Ms Marina Mathews.
The finale of the night was the announcement of the coveted 2 categories: Publisher of the Year and the Media Company of the Year. No nominations are required for this category as it is based on an overall point system accumulated from the number of categories won. The 2 categories were presented by the awards’ official sponsor, PressReader’s representative, Mr Mark Enright. (source: MPAS)
Prestige Singapore was recognised as this year’s top luxury title at APPA by clinching the Luxury Media of the Year (GOLD). The Prestige 18th Anniversary issue (September 2018) and annual The Vanguard: 40 Under 40 campaign (August 2018) highlight the magazine’s DNA and are exemplars of the title’s editorial and creative excellence.
The magazine was also awarded Front Cover of the Year (Consumer) (SILVER) by MPAS for its August 2018 issue, which was deliberately styled to stand out on the newsstand with its wild ferocity of colours and texture. “We’re particularly proud to receive this award because it proves that the right high society magazine cover can hold its own against those with high fashion models and conceptual imagery,” says Grace Tay, Editor-in-Chief of Prestige Singapore.
AUGUSTMAN Singapore clinched four awards, including double GOLD for Men’s Media of the Year for APPA and MPAS. Taking pride in being a leading men’s journal in Singapore for over 12 years, AUGUSTMAN considers itself a cerebral read for the man with style, substance and success.
The magazine’s signature The A-List campaign also won the MPAS Marketing Campaign of the Year (GOLD). This year marked the 9th anniversary for AUGUSTMAN Singapore’s annual initiative, which comprises a series of special programmes and exclusive activities for the selected group of accomplished men of character.
AUGUSTMAN Singapore also clinched the MPAS Feature Article of the Year (Consumer) (BRONZE)for the Wild Nights: The Women of Thai Discos feature, further illustrated in a video interview that was produced by the team to complement the print article. Managing Editor Farhan Shah says: “We’ve never been about awards. Or praise, or even pats on the back. All we’ve always wanted to do was to educate the modern man to be better tomorrow than he was today. Nevertheless, it’s great to be recognised by our industry peers and we’re thankful for these awards.”
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For more information on the 2018 MPAS and APPA awards visit MPAS
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BURDA SINGAPORE PTE LTD, a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Hubert Burda Media, is one of Asia’s most vibrant and progressive independent media houses with a portfolio that includes a host of successful regional publishing brands in Lifestyle and Luxury. Burda Singapore’s publications include Prestige, PIN Prestige, AUGUSTMAN and Adore. Localised versions of magazines are also available in other parts of Asia: Prestige is published in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Taiwan, PIN Prestige in Malaysia, and AUGUSTMAN in Malaysia and Indonesia. As part of its range of services, Burda Singapore also provides expertise and resources to clients seeking production of high quality contract publishing, special projects and special supplements.