Asian Media Awards 2019

Recognizing the strength and depth of the media industry

Asian Media Awards

From journalists working in local newspapers and internet bloggers to TV presenters and PR experts, the Asian Media Awards (AMA) is dedicated to highlighting their talent, drive and innovation. The awards reward those who excel in the Asian and mainstream media. It also acts as a platform for those working in the industry to network with organizations, where they are vastly under-represented.

WAN-IFRA’s 18th Asian Media Awards aim to promote the highest publishing standards in the fields of newspaper and magazine design, info-graphics, printing, editorial content, marketing, community service and photojournalism. Hundreds of newspapers and magazines in Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle-East participate in this event, establishing the AMA as the most prestigious recognition of excellence for the news publishing industry in the region.

Registration for Asian Media Awards opens from 1 December 2018 to 25 January 2019 for entries published in 2018. Nominations will open on 20 April 2019 and the closing date for all entries is 11.59 p.m., 20 August 2019. The nominations will open for seven categories, including best in design, best in editorial content, best in infographics, best in photojournalism, best newspaper marketing, best in community service and best in print.
All prize winners will be granted the exclusive usage of a special icon illustrative of their achievement and representing – for each category – the gold, silver and bronze awards. Winners will be entitled to display this distinctive WAN-IFRA recognition of excellence in their publication as well as in all their corporate communications or marketing materials.

Best in design

This award will be presented to entries whose overall design, originality and content have achieved levels of excellence deserving of recognition.

Best in editorial content

This award recognizes articles published in a newspaper that demonstrate high standards of reporting.

Best in infographics

This award aims to recognize excellence in design, usefulness and clarity of information conveyed in both breaking and non-breaking news.

Best in photojournalism

This award is open to newspaper and wire service photographers as well as to freelancers working for these media, supplying work to either news, sports or feature agencies or providing content for websites affiliated with newspaper.

Best newspaper marketing

This award will recognize successful campaigns for marketing the news publishing company’s brand or image to readers in order to increase circulation and subscriptions to the print product and overall media brand awareness.

Best in community service

This award measures how companies goes beyond their traditional roles of educating and entertaining readers to become an active player in leading and implementing social service campaigns for the benefit of the community it serves.

Best in print

This award will be presented to newspapers deserving recognition for their excellence in standardised printing. The focus of the award is to show the ability of newspapers to print consistently high quality according to international standards.

In 2024, we are looking at full recovery and growth-led investment in Indian printing

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. It created the category of privately owned B2B print magazines in the country. And by its diversification in packaging, (Packaging South Asia), food processing and packaging (IndiFoodBev) and health and medical supply chain and packaging (HealthTekPak), and its community activities in training, research, and conferences (Ipp Services, Training and Research) the organization continues to create platforms that demonstrate the need for quality information, data, technology insights and events.

India is a large and tough terrain and while its book publishing and commercial printing industry have recovered and are increasingly embracing digital print, the Indian newspaper industry continues to recover its credibility and circulation. The signage industry is also recovering and new technologies and audiences such as digital 3D additive printing, digital textiles, and industrial printing are coming onto our pages. Diversification is a fact of life for our readers and like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

India is one of the fastest growing economies in nominal and real terms – in a region poised for the highest change in year to year expenditure in printing equipment and consumables. Our 2024 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock – to emphasize your visibility and relevance to your customers and turn potential markets into conversations.

– Naresh Khanna

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