Asian Digital Media Awards 2020

To recognise smaller media companies producing great work, the Asian Digital Media Awards has a new special award for news media companies with an annual revenue of less than US$10 million. This award replaces the Bronze award which was given out previously.

Entries from smaller media companies which receive the highest and second highest scores will continue to win the Gold or Silver awards in their respective categories. Should they not fall within the top two spots, the smaller media company with the highest score will win the special award in its category.

Here are the winners announced at Digital Media Asia 2020 virtual edition on 15 October! Congratulations!

Best News Website or Mobile Service

Gold – ThinkChina.sg by Singapore Press Holdings, CMG

Silver – 70 Years of Waiting by Singapore Press Holdings, CMG

Special award for small/medium publisher

GE2020 by AsiaOne Singapore


Best in Lifestyle, Sports, Entertainment Website or Mobile Services

Gold – How The Straits Times uncovered a love scammer’s 3-month ruse by Singapore Press Holdings

Silver – Yummy App by IDN Media

There were no entries in the Special Award category

Best Use of Online Video (including VR)

Gold – On the ‘Front Line’ with Hong Kong’s protesters by South China Morning Post

Silver – 1.17 25 years since that day by Asahi Shimbun

Special award for small/medium publisher

Changing Course: On this Earth by Eco-Business


Best Data Visualisation

Gold – Drowning in Plastic by Reuters (Singapore)

Silver – Cantonese performing art by South China Morning Post

There were no entries in the Special Award category

Best Paid Content Strategy (incl. pay wall, membership or crowd funding models)

Gold – Apple Daily Subscription Strategy: “News that’s worth paying for” by Apple Daily Ltd

Silver – Stuff Supporter Programme by Stuff

There were no entries in the Special Award category

Best Native Advertising / Branded Content Campaign

Gold – Uncover Art Macao by South China Morning Post

Silver – Yummy X Indomilk: Limitless Recipes by IDN Media

Special award for small/medium publisher

Changing Course 2019: An exploration of our climate crisis by Eco-Business


Best Marketing Campaign for News Brand

Gold – Apple Daily “Uncovering the Truth, confronting injustice.” by Apple Daily Ltd

Silver – CNA Celebrate Asia by Mediacorp Pte Ltd

Special award for small/medium publisher

kumparanWOMAN by kumparan


Best in Audience Engagement

Gold – Zaobao Rewards Loyalty Programme by Singapore Press Holdings, CMG

Silver – IDN Times by IDN Media

Special award for small/medium publisher

Home of Premiere League by kumparan


Best Project for News Literacy

Gold – Fight against Fake News – Innovative Ideas & Effective Actions by Vietnam News Agency

Silver – You ask, we answer: Questions about a pandemic by Singapore Press Holdings

There were no entries in the Special Award category

Best Special Project for Covid-19

Gold – Coronavirus Pandemic Microsite by South China Morning Post

Silver – Explaining Covid-19 by Reuters

Special award for small/medium publisher

Map of the latest COVID-19 outbreaks in Japan by JX Press Corporation

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