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Winners of South Asian Digital Media Awards announced; Best in Print – Asia Media awards also presented

Winners of South Asian Digital Media Awards announced; Best in Print – Asia Media awards also presented

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The winners of the inaugural edition of South Asian Digital Media Awards were announced and the winners were presented with trophies at the glittering awards ceremony, as part of the first day of the WAN-IFRA India 2016 Conference. Nearly 400 delegates from more than 20 countries are attending the conference, which is taking place in Kolkata, India, on 21-22 September.

Manoramaonline.com, The Quint and NDTV Convergence were among the winners of the awards, jointly presented by WAN-IFRA and Google.

(In photo: NDTV Convergence Ltd. won a record 10 awards, and Priyanka Pant, Head, Vixty App, of NDTV Convergence is all smiles.)

WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Awards are the most prestigious recognition of best practice innovation in digital publishing worldwide. The awards are presented in every region – South Asia, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin America. The winners from each region subsequently compete for the World Digital Media Awards.

This year, the winners of South Asian Digital Media Awards were chosen from nine categories. The categories and the winners are:

a) Best News Website

b) Best New Product

  • Gold: Gadgets 360, from Red Pixles Ventures
  • Silver: News Beeps, from NDTV Convergence
  • Bronze: Vixty app, from NDTV Convergence

c) Best New Mobile Service

d) Best Digital Advertising Campaign

  • Gold: The Quint – IAmShatterProof for Motorola
  • Silver: NDTV Convergence – L’Oreal Paris Women of worth 2016

e) Best Use of Online Video

  • Gold: The Quint – The Wild West of Utter Pradesh
  • Silver: NDTV Convergence – Shiksha Ki Ore Campaign
  • Bronze: NDTV Convergence – L’Oreal Paris Women of worth 2016

f) Best Entertainment & Lifestyle Mobile Service

  • Silver: NDTV Convergence – Nirmal MyFit100Days

g) Best Entertainment & Lifestyle Website Service

  • Gold: NDTV Convergence – Nirmal MyFit100Days
  • Silver: Times Internet – Happytrips.com

h) Best Data Visualisation Project

  • Bronze: NDTV Convergence – Dettol Banega Swachh India

i) Best Reader Engagement

  • Gold: The Quint
  • Silver: The Hindu – sportstarlive.com – Ask Ashwin Contest
  • Bronze: TheHindu.com – Tamil Nadu Election Campaign 2016

More information on the awards can be found at http://www.wan-ifra.org/sdma.

Best in Print Awards

Earlier in the afternoon, the Best in Print Awards, sponsored by manroland web systems, were presented. The winners are:

Best in Print – Circulation below 150,000 copies

  • Gold: Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., Singapore
  • Silver: The National, United Printing and Publishing, Abu Dhabi
  • Bronze: Berita Harian, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., Singapore

Best in Print – Circulation above 150,000 copies

  • Gold: The Straits Times, Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., Singapore
  • Silver: Apple Daily, Apple Daily Printing Ltd., Hong Kong
  • Bronze: The Shizuoka Shimbun, The Shizuoka Shimbun, Japan   

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Magdoom Mohamed

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2016-09-21 13:15

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