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HWZ Wins Bronze Award at WAN-IFRA Asia Media Awards 2009
Corporate/Events | Just Announced
Fri 25 Sep 2009



www.hardwarezone.com Wins Bronze Award in Prestigious WAN-IFRA Asia Media Awards

Winners include www.omy.sg and Diva in the 8th Asia Media Awards

Singapore, 25th September - During this year's WAN-FRA 8th Asia Media Awards, www.hardwarezone.com has just been awarded the Bronze award under the Best in Online Media Award (Magazine Website).

The Asia Media Awards aims to promote the highest publishing standards in Asia and the Middle-East. Hundreds of newspapers and magazines from these regions have taken part in the competition over the past eight years. With a total of 472 entries this year, the Asia Media Awards 8th edition demonstrates the resilience of the Asian media industry that, even in the midst of the economic crisis, persists in pursuing publishing excellence in the fields of printing quality, design, infographics, photography, online and cross media operations.

WAN-IFRA Asia Media Awards jury panel included this year eight outstanding personalities from the print media industry:

  • Bernd Beuermann, a photographer and image optimization consultant, former Head of the “imaging” department of daily newspaper Goettinger Tageblatt, Germany;
  • Cheong Yip Seng, the former Editor in Chief of Singapore Press Holdings newspapers;
  • Ryuichi Hirokawa, one of Japan’s most famous photojournalist, film director and the editor of photography magazine Days Japan; - - Karl Gude, professor of Visual Communication at the Michigan State University, USA, and the former director of information graphics at Newsweek magazine;
  • Peter Ong, a newspaper consultant based in Sydney, Australia, who has re-designed newspapers and magazines in more than 10 countries;
  • Dietmar Schantin, WAN-IFRA‘s Group Director for Editorial, Advertising and General Management;
  • Mike Van Niekerk, editor in chief for Online at Fairfax Media, Australia;
  • Alfred Yaghobzadeh, an awarded photographer from the famous Sipa Press agency based in Paris, France.
Singapore Press Holdings was also granted numerous awards during the gala dinner held yesterday. This includes www.omy.sg, which won the Gold Award for Best in Online Media (Newspaper Website) and Diva, which took away the Gold Award for Best in Online Media (Magazine Website).