03 January 2022 - 05 March 2022
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Best Newspaper Front Page Design

This award will be presented to entries that achieve powerful impact in the newspaper front page. The judges will be looking for pages clearly showing a brilliant treatment of a scoop or unique take on a breaking or feature story, incorporated with captivating headline, creative design style and best use of photographs.

Best Magazine Cover Design

This award will be presented to entries that achieve powerful impact in the magazine cover page. The judges will be looking for pages clearly showing a brilliant treatment of a scoop or unique take on a breaking or feature story, incorporated with captivating headline, creative design style and best use of photographs.

Submission Guidelines

  • Entry can be from a daily, weekly, monthly, bimonthly or quarterly circulation.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit
  • The published front page / cover page carrying the submitted entry should be sent in jpg or pdf format.
  • Each file size should not exceed 10mb. If the file size exceeds this requirement, the judges will not be able to open the file and the entry/s will automatically be disqualified.
  • Participants are encouraged to include a caption explaining the rationale behind the design and which type of audience they are relating to.
  • The entry must have been published in 2021.
  • Each entry fee is SGD 150

Best Breaking News Article (Non Covid-19-related)

This award recognizes articles published in a publication’s regular section or in a special section, that demonstrate high standards of reporting and writing for exploring a topic or issue of significance. (Submitted articles must be published within 24 hours of the event)

Best Feature Article (Non Covid-19-related)

This award recognizes articles published in a publication’s regular section or in a special section, that demonstrate high standards of reporting and writing for exploring a topic or issue of significance.

Best in Covid-19 Reporting

This award recognises an article or a series of articles covering findings and reports relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Submission Guidelines

  • (Optional) Entries be supported by a written submission of up to 400 words explaining in a clear and concise manner the entry’s context and specificity (topic covered, context, challenges, article or graphic’s main qualities)
  • Only printed and circulated entries will be accepted. Digital-only stories are not eligible in this category.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.
  • Only entries in English language are accepted due to judging constraints.
  • Each entry fee is SGD 150
  • Entries must have been published in 2021.

Best Newspaper InfographicsThis award aims to recognize excellence in design, usefulness and clarity of information conveyed in both breaking news and non-breaking news in newspaper infographics.

Best Magazine Infographics

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

Submission Guidelines

  • Entry can be from a daily, weekly or monthly circulation in tabloid or broadsheet.
  • Entry presenting any charted information, graphs, diagrams or maps with or without the use of illustration or photography.
  • Only published information graphics will be accepted.
  • The entry must have been published in 2021.
  • There is no limit to the number of infographics entries you can submit.
  • Each entry fee is SGD 150

Best News Photography (Non Covid-19-related)

Includes the coverage of general news events (for which advance planning was possible) as well as spot news events (for which no advance planning was possible). The possible element of risk implied in the shooting and/or the picture’s timeliness will receive a special appreciation

Best Feature Photography (Non Covid-19-related)

A picture depicting a lifestyle or a special interest news and demonstrating a profound understanding of a given topic as well as high visual qualities.

Best Sport Photography

An image that captures the competitive spirit and tenacity of either an individual sportsman/sportswoman or the collective efforts of a team. Sports related feature pictures other than game action such as crowd cheering, judges, and fans will also be recognized.

Best Covid-19-related Photography

This special category recognises work which best captures key moments in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Submission Guidelines

  • All submitted photographs must be published in 2021
  • Photographers must work as a staffer or in freelance capacity, for at least one publication in the Asia Pacific, South Asia or the Middle East which published the submitted photo.
  • Each entry must only consist of a single photo and be accompanied by the article in which the photo was featured.
  • There is no limit to the number of photo entries you can submit
  • Each entry fee is SGD 100

Best in 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 the overall media brand awareness.

Submission Guidelines

  • Entries must consist in campaigns on any media channel for promoting print product brands. The promoted products can include the media house’s flagship publication as well as other publications and or their supplements and special editions.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.
  • Campaign must be carry out in 2021.
    * Each entry fee is SGD 150

Best in Community Service

This award aims to acknowledge the most innovative and valuable efforts by the media company to be of service to its community. Judges take in account the merits of such social programs, the effectiveness of its marketing, involvement of the community and the successful delivery of its objectives.

Submission Guidelines

  • This category is open to all community service campaigns driven by a news media company.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.
  • Campaign must be carry out in 2021.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.
  • Each entry fee is SGD 150.

Best Revenue Diversification Project/Product/Service

Amid declining circulation and fall in advertising, news publishers are launching alternative products and services to make up for lost revenue and broaden their business base. This award recognises new innovative news related projects/products/services which engage audiences and increase media brand awareness while creating a new and sustainable revenue stream.This award aims to acknowledge innovation and valuable efforts by the media company to come out with new product/service to offer to its audiences.

Submission Guidelines

  • This category is open to all news media company based in Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle East.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.
  • Project/product/service must be implemented in 2021.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit.
  • Each entry fee is SGD 150.

Contact us for more information

Wilson Leong

General Enquiries / Registration

wilson.leong@wan-ifra.org

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