The Quint, The Hindu, Prothom Alo, and Indian Express are among the winners of the South Asian Digital Media Awards 2022, from more than 100 entries from news publishers across South Asia.
The World Association of News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) on 30 January announced the winners of the sixth edition of the digital media awards for South Asia. The awards, evaluated by a panel of international judges, recognize outstanding digital media projects delivered by news publishers from across the region.
The 2022 edition saw news publishers competing under 13 different categories for Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The ‘Gold’ winners automatically enter Wan-Ifra’s World Digital Media Awards competition.
The award ceremony will be held on 16 March 2023 during the Digital Media India 2023 Conference in New Delhi.
The Gold of the best news website went to thequint.com; Silver went to TV Today Network Hindi; and Bronze to TV Today Network English.
The jury said the websites are a strong, independent journalistic voice, that genuinely experiments with formats and storytelling, and feels deeply digital. Another jury member said the impressive range of offerings and formats cater to many types of readers.
The Gold for the best ePaper concept went to The Hindu e-Paper; Silver went to Interactive epaper, DT Next; and Bronze to The Daily Prothom Alo eEdition.
The jury said the intelligent digital-first approach recognizes how the audience consumes content. “This is a great example of how print products can be diversified and where the brand has leveraged their understanding of product-market fit,” a jury member said.
Best Use of Video
Gold: ABP Centenary Campaign
Silver: Rising Waters and Sinking City, The Quint
Bronze: Dhal Char, Deutsche Welle
Gold: Morning Expresso, The Indian Express
Best Data Visualization
Gold: Islamophobia 365, The Quint
Silver: Seeds of Protest, The Quint
Bronze: Artemis Moon Mission, India Today Group Digital
Best Digital Subscription Initiative
Gold: Indian Express Subscription, The Indian Express
Silver: TH Newsletters, The Hindu
Bronze: New Subscription Model, The Daily Prothom Alo
Best Trust Initiative
Gold: Women in Journalism, Afghanistan Women News Agency
Silver: Sach Ke Sathi Flagship, Jagran New Media
Bronze: BBC Young Reporter India, BBC News
Gold: Shet Market, Sakal Media
Silver: Ankahee Baatein, People Like Us Create (Pluc)
Bronze: 3 Things, The Indian Express
Best in Audience Engagement
Gold: ABP Centenary Campaign
Silver: Padma Bridge Inauguration Campaign, The Daily Prothom Alo
Bronze: Kanneerakaruthu Kalyanam Campaign, M M Publications (Vanitha)
Best Digital Advertising Project
Gold: Bkash Eid Ayojon, The Daily Prothom Alo
Silver: Abashon Mela (Real Estate Fair), The Daily Prothom Alo
Best special project for Covid-19 / Pandemic Reporting
Gold: India’s Girls Out Of School, The Quint
Silver: Breaking News, Dainik Jagran-inext
Bronze: HH Covid Actions, Hindustan Media Ventures
Best Use of Short Form Video
Gold: Trending & Current Affairs, The Hindu
Silver: Mini profiles during UP Election, BBC News
Bronze: Breaking News, Dainik Jagran-inext
Best Native Advertising / Sponsored Content Campaign
Gold: Banega Swasth India, NDTV Convergence
Silver: Coimbatore Unlimited, The Hindu
Bronze: Ask Him Today, The Quint