July 12, 2013 | Mandarin Oriental Hotel | Manila, Philippines

Founder of Kompas Daily wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Gala APC dinner

Manila, July 15: Fifty GOLD and EXCELLENCE winners across eighteen categories were awarded during the Asian Publishing Awards, Friday July 12. The Gala Dinner closed the 7th Asian Publishing Convention (APC) held at the Mandarin Oriental, attended by 197 delegates from 12 countries.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Pak Jacob Oetama, Founder-Editor of KOMPAS Gramedia Group (Indonesia).

Launched by Jakob Oetama (now 82 yrs old) and Auyong Peng Kuen/Petrus Kanisius Ojong (who passed away 1980), KOMPAS was inspired by a Christian spirit of mission, ethics, service, inclusiveness and moral direction which sets it apart from other press in Indonesia. The founders wanted KOMPAS to promote a Christian message of humanity transcending a pluralistic society with a vast Muslim population.

Pak Jakob’s consistently gentle influence of conscience, humility and responsibility about the power of press continues to guide KOMPAS as the torch passes to its next generation of journalists and editors.

Pak Sularto, deputy publisher of KOMPAS received the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Pak Jakob Oetama who was prevented by poor health from travelling.

The Asian Publishing Awards, co-sponsored by Magzter, is Asia’s premier Awards program recognizing best publishing practices in magazines, books and corporate communications. It attracted 171 entries from 31 companies across 8 countries.

Members of the search and selection committee for the Asian Publishing Awards were: Ahsan Uddin Shan, Lecturer at School of Film & Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore); Abraham Matthews, Co-founder & CEO, Knobly Media Ventures Pvt Ltd, (India); Ashok Nath, Co-chair, Asian Publishing Convention (Philippines); Allein Moore, CEO/Publisher, AdAsia Media (Singapore); Arthur Policarpio, Mobext Head – Asia Pacific, Mobext (Philippines); Bernice Narayanan, Managing Director, BN Communications Sdn Bhd (Malaysia); Bill Belew, CEO, CosmoFair Network (USA); Chris Hemmings, Executive Director, Exedra Events (Philippines); Cyril Pereira, Principal, Telesis Consulting (Hong Kong); Dennis Valdes, President, Philweb Corporation (Philippines); Atty. Dominador Buhain, Honorary President, ASEAN Book Publishers Association (ABPA) (Philippines); Eric Peris, Photojournalist (Malaysia); Genevieve Chua, Managing Director, Spicers Paper (Singapore); James Thornton, Chairman, Mailing List Asia (Hong Kong); Javier Calero, Chairman, Full Circle (Philippines); Keith Elliot, Chairman, PMA Media Training (UK); Kelvin Ho, Head of Sales, Innity Philippines Inc. (Philippines); Maria Veronica Sarthou, Co-Founder, Writer’s Block Philippines (Philippines); Riva Elliott, Managing Director, PMA Media Training (UK); Steve Garton, Media Consultant, Steve Garton Consulting (Hong Kong); Therese Necio-Ortega, Principal / Director, TNO Link Concepts Consultancy (Hong Kong); Timi Siytangco, Director, Brands and Agencies, Outbrain (Singapore); U Tha Tun Oo, Chairman, Myanmar Publishers and Booksellers Association (Myanmar); and Varsha Ghattak, Interior Decorator (India).

The GOLD and EXCELLENCE award winners in their respective categories are:

CATEGORY 1: Best Cover Design
Winner GOLD Award:
Asian Geographic Magazines Pte Ltd – “Disease & Decay”

Winners EXCELLENCE Award:
a) C! Magazine Group – “Calibre (POCKET COMPLICATION)”
b) MediaCorp Pte Ltd – “CPA Singapore Jan’13”
c) Rogue Magazine – “Iza Calzado Cover – July 2012 issue”
d) SilverKris, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd – “SilverKris Dec 12”

CATEGORY 2: Best Use of Typography
Winner GOLD Award:
Magazines Integrated Pte Ltd – “Fairy Tale Feasts”

CATEGORY 3: Best Use of Illustration
Winner GOLD Award:
INK – “Bards of Burma”

Winner EXCELLENCE Award:
Rogue Magazine – “Rogue Magazine “House of Cards”

CATEGORY 4: Best Photo Documentary
Winner GOLD Award:
INK – “About Face”

Winner EXCELLENCE Award:
C! Magazine Group – “F1 Dreams to reality Lotus and Marlon”

CATEGORY 5: Best Feature on Asian Fashion
Winners GOLD Award:
a) Mass Connect Ltd – “Mae Fah Luang (Queen Mother)”
b) Females Brides, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd – “Female Brides LookBook 5”

Winners EXCELLENCE Award:
a) ABS-CBN Publishing Inc (Metro Magazine, ABS-CBN Publsihing Inc.) – “Pomp and Splendor” as seen in Metro
b) Blu Inc Media Sdn Bhd – “Total Recall”
c) Nuyou Magazine Blu Inc Media Sdn Bhd – “WALK OF STYLE 2012”

CATEGORY 6: Best Feature on Asian Travel
Winner GOLD Award:
Expat Living Publications Pte Ltd – “Khmer Ultra Tri – EX Magazine Aug/Sep 2012”

Winners EXCELLENCE Award:
a) Eastgate Publishing Corporation- “Of Party Animals, Wildlife, & History”
b) INK- “Scoot – Old School Thai”

CATEGORY 7: Best Feature on Pets
Winner GOLD Award:
Magazines Integrated Pte Ltd – “Pets – A Night Out with Stray Feeders”

CATEGORY 8: Best Feature on Wine-Tasting
Winner GOLD Award:
ABS-CBN Publishing Inc – “Filipino Roots”

Winner EXCELLENCE Award:
Magazines Integrated Pte Ltd- “epicure Magazine Wine Feature: A Rosy”

CATEGORY 9: Best Feature on Interior Decoration
Winner GOLD Award:
ABS-CBN Publishing Inc (Metro Home and Entertaining Magazine, ABS-CBN Publishing Inc.) – “The Odyssey”

Winners EXCELLENCE Award:
a) Expat Living Publications Pte Ltd- “Home Makeoever Artists – Expat Living March 2012”
b) Mass Connect Ltd. L’ Officiel Thailand – “King of Colonial”

CATEGORY 10: Best Feature on Cars
Winner GOLD Award:
ABS-CBN Publishing Inc- “Keeping Pace with the Classics”

Winners EXCELLENCE Award:
a) C! Magazine Group – “Bellezza Perfetta The 2012 Pagani”

CATEGORY 11: Best Feature on Timepieces
Winner GOLD Award:
Global Asia Media – “Métiers d’Art”

Winner EXCELLENCE Award:
C! Magazine Group- “Another Country Not My Own – Calibre”

CATEGORY 12: Best Multimedia Integration to Engage Audiences
Winner GOLD Award:
Trends Omni Media – “Trends Fashion Trendsreader”

Winners EXCELLENCE Award:
a) Business Weekly Group- “Global Battle of Taiwan Brother Black”
b) CommonWealth Magazine- ” Post-90s Generation”
c) Lianhe Wanbao & omy.sg – “晚报真情30” Wanbao – 30 Years of Dedication Mobile App”

CATEGORY 13: Content Development: Expressing ‘editorial personality’ across channels
Winner GOLD Award:
Cathay Pacific & Bauer Media Hong Kong – “Digital Discovery”

Winners EXCELLENCE Award:
a) Hong Bao Media (Holdings) Pte Ltd – “Investor Central® Reality Check”
b) The Irrawady Magazine – ” The Irrawady Magazine in Myanmar”

CATEGORY 14: Best Use of Design, Layout & Presentation
Winner GOLD Award:
Caixin Media Co. Ltd – “China Economics & Finance”

Winners EXCELLENCE Award:
a) ICON Moments, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd – “ICON Moments 2012-2013”
b) SilverKris, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd – ” SilverKris Jul 12″

CATEGORY 15: Best Book on the Media Industry in Asia
Winner GOLD Award:
John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd. – “The Party Line How The Media Dictates”

CATEGORY 16: Best Insights into Asian Societies (non-fiction)
Winner GOLD Award:
Commonwealth Publishing Group- “Thinking, Fast and Slow”

Winners EXCELLENCE Award:
a) ABS-CBN Publishing Inc – “Juan Ponce Enrile, A memoir”
b) Business Weekly Group- ” Great Shop Owner’s Lectures- 12″
c) McGraw-Hill Education – “Productivity Managing, Motivating, Maximising Teams in Asia”
d) NUS Press – “Affordable Excellence The Singapore Healthcare Story”

CATEGORY 17: Best Multimedia Campaign by Corporate Advertiser
Winner GOLD Award:
Commonwealth Publishing Group – “2013 Festivals and Holidays-Special”

Winner EXCELLENCE Award:
Hong Bao Media (Holdings) Pte Ltd – “Singapore Exchange Sector Savvy”

CATEGORY 18: Innovative Corporate Communications
Winner GOLD Award:
Business Weekly Group – “Amazing Night: Steve Jobs and Innovation”

Winners EXCELLENCE Award:
a) CommonWealth Magazine – “Change, for the sake of Happiness”
b) Hong Bao Media (Holdings) Pte Ltd – “Fuji Xerox Treasure Hunter”

APC 2013 is organized by Exedra Events and presented in cooperation with Strategic Corporate Partner WoodWing. The Publishing Awards co-sponsor is Magzter. Official Industry Partners are Atex, MobStac, and Picsean Media.

As in previous years, APC continues to build on the network of over 30 partners and sponsors who cooperate to make the event happen. For a complete list, visit www.publishingconvention.com.

Press Contact:
Rachel Fabon
Marketing and Media Coordinator
Tel: (632) 846 8339 / Email: rachelfabon@exedraevents.com



JAKOB OETAMA, newspaper doyen, to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Winners of the Asian Publishing Awards 2013 Announced

Facebook and Google Lead 7th Asian Publishing Convention

Manila Hosts Seventh Asian Publishing Convention

No-nonsense trainers to run Asia’s first media BOOTCAMP


Multiple selling and Networking Openings.
  1. Offer your Publishing Solutions, Products and Services at APC. Please click here
  2. Be visible at the Publishers Directory Asia website. Please click here
  3. Become friendly with delegates and speakers by starting your APC blog or joining one. Please click here
  4. Become familiar with what Publishing Jobs your clients are looking for. Please click here
  5. Help clients make money by uploading their articles to the Editors Content Hub. Please click here