Asian Geographic Magazines Named Media Company of the Year at the 2018 MPAS Awards


SINGAPORE NOVEMBER 13, 2018 – Asian Geographic Magazines picked up a stunning haul of 16 awards at the 2018 Asia Pacific Publishing Awards (APPA) and Media Publishers Association of Singapore (MPAS) Awards on November 8, 2018. The large number of points accumulated across the 16 winning categories meant that Asian Geographic Magazines walked away with the biggest award of the night as it was named the Media Company of the Year while its publisher, John Thet, was named the Publisher of the Year.

Asian Geographic magazine claimed the APPA 2018 Media of the Year (Original Content) (Gold) award and the MPAS Award for Front Cover of the Year (Consumer) (Gold) for its Eyes Wide Open cover illustrated by Badiucao and designed by Shellen Teh. The magazine picked up the MPAS Award for Single Design Article of the Year (Gold) with its Asia’s Rising Star article from Issue 129, written by Rachel Chia, designed by Shellen Teh, and photographed by various contributors. It also picked up the MPAS Photography of the Year (Gold) Award for its Behind the Curtain piece by Eric Lafforgue (Asian Geographic Issue 126) and its Old as the Hills piece by Claudia Xiaoli Lee (Asian Geographic Issue 130). Asia Geographic magazine also won the Feature Article of the Year (Consumer) (Gold) award for its China Manufactures the Future article (Asian Geographic Issue 129) written and photographed by Zigor Aldama. The same issue also clinched second place in the same category with the Feature Article of the Year (Consumer) (Silver) award for the Back from the Dead article written and photographed by Claudio Sieber.

Asian Geographic Passport magazine was also named the APPA 2018 Travel Media of the Year (Gold).

Not to be outdone, Scuba Diver magazine was named the APPA 2018 Sports and Recreation Media of the Year (Gold). Scuba Diver Ocean Planet: Celebrating Sharks magazine was named the APPA 2018 Special Interest Media of the Year (Gold) and the APPA 2018 Special Edition of the Year (Gold) while Underwater360 was named the APPA 2018 Integrated Media Brand of the Year (Gold).

Underwater360 – – won the MPAS Award for the Trade website of the Year (Gold) while Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) picked up the MPAS Award for Conference/Exhibition of the Year (Silver) category against stiff competition. The event has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years, with over 60,000 visitors attending the annual exhibition. ADEX also runs in Beijing in China and will expand to Shanghai, Qingdao, Mumbai, Philippines in 2019.

Scuba Diver Ocean Planet designer, Justin Tin Htwe, also walked away with the MPAS Award for Designer of the Year (Silver).

The Asian Geographic Magazines team would like to thank all our readers, partners, advertisers and sponsors for the tremendous support right from the start. Our team will continue to do our best in creating quality print and digital publications.


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