Social news site AsiaOne has picked up a total of six awards at the 2017 W3 Awards, an annual award that honours creative excellence on the web.
The Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) website won two golds and four silvers, which covered website features, user interface and an original video feature on "Singapore's No. 1 military buff who spent $80,000 on his collection".
The total awards tally for AsiaOne are as follows:
- Gold for Website Features: User Interface
- Gold for Website Features: Structure and Navigation
- Silver for General Website Categories: News
- Silver for Website Features: User Experience
- Silver for Online Video: Interview for a video story on "Singapore's No. 1 military buff who spent $80,000 on his collection"
- Silver for Video Features: Editing, for a video story on "Singapore's No. 1 military buff who spent $80,000 on his collection"
Into its 12th year this year, The W3 Awards - which is organised by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA) in the United States - recognises the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning sites, videos and marketing programs. It is the first major web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between.
AsiaOne's recent win comes six months after a major rebranding exercise in May. The content site, which focuses on trending topics and social news being discussed in Singapore, Malaysia and beyond, was given a fresh look and logo.
Besides the recent haul at The W3 Awards, AsiaOne has won three awards in less than six months since its revamp. In May, the website was awarded the Award of Excellence at the 23rd Annual Communicator Awards, and in August, AsiaOne picked up a silver award for Best Website by a Media Owner, as well as a bronze for Best Corporate Branding at the 2017 Spark Awards. The content site was also ranked as the most improved brand among millennials, according to the latest YouGov Brand Index.
Ms Sumiko Tan, managing editor of SPH's English, Malay and Tamil Media Group, which produces Stomp, said: "The six awards cover not just design of the site but also user experience and content. The AsiaOne team worked hard on the redesign and we're delighted their work has been recognised."
Ms Karen Lim, editor at AsiaOne, said: "The awards are significant as it shows a close collaboration between visual designers, editorial and product teams, in creating an award-winning site that not only features news but also showcases web creativity too. The different teams working behind the scenes at AsiaOne truly deserve these awards for their creative excellence and innovation."