Magazine Publishers Association of Singapore (MPAS ) with support from Pressmart has launched the first Singapore Magazine Awards to recognize the best magazine publishers in Singapore.
Pressmart is the leading hosted print-to-online publishing service in the world with publishers from over 45 countries using its services and MPAS is an organization dedicated to best practices in Singapore’s professional magazine publishing industry.
Awards will recognize publishers for Best Magazine Front Cover Design, Front Cover/Feature Story in Consumer, Trade and Contract categories and to the Best Visual Series in photography. Five special awards will also be presented to the Best Magazine of the year 2009, Chinese Magazine, New Magazine, and Online Magazine in Consumer and Trade categories. A panel of highly reputed industry experts forms the jury, which is drawn from India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines and Singapore.
The MPAS-Pressmart Awards Nite will be held on 24 March, 2009 at Suntec City and will witness the best magazine publishers getting crowned.
“The Magazine Publishers’ Association of Singapore is glad to have the support of a distinguished company like Pressmart to work on the inaugural MPAS Singapore Magazine Awards. Pressmart has been specially chosen to assist with the online judging process with its in-depth knowledge and expertise in the digital multimedia and publishing arena. MPAS is glad to be associated with such an excellent corporation,” said James See, Executive Director of MPAS.
“We are delighted to sponsor the first of its kind awards for Magazine Publishers in Singapore,” said Sanjiv Gupta, Founder and Executive Chairman of Pressmart. “Most importantly, we want to support and encourage excellence in this medium. Our collaboration with MPAS will also enable us to share our print-to-digital delivery solution technology benefits to the publishers in this part of the world.”