SPH Magazines' Custom Publishing titles win honours at Apex Awards 2015

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd's Custom Publishing unit recently clinched three awards at the APEX Awards 2015. The US-based APEX Awards is a competition that recognises excellence in publishing by professional communicators.

At this year's 27th instalment, three custom-published titles SilverKris, Singapore Health and The Johnnie Walker House Edit were recognised by the APEX Awards panel of judges - out of a total 1,900 entries from all over the world - for publication excellence in various categories.

The September 2014 issue of SilverKris, the monthly inflight travel magazine of Singapore Airlines, was honoured with a prestigious Grand Award in the Magazines, Journals & Tabloids - Design & Layout category.

This particular issue, which featured a quirky image of Warsaw on its cover, also contained articles on the best surfing spots in the Philippines as well as a dramatic page-turner showing the highlights of the past years' Formula 1 races in Singapore.

Under 'Magazines, Journals & Tabloids - Writing', The Johnnie Walker House Edit Vol 2 (published for premium spirits distributor Diageo) was singled out by the judges for an Award of Excellence. Each issue of the quarterly magazine, which has a coffeetable book vibe, carries a theme, the concept of which pervades the entire issue.

The winning issue Vol 2, focused on the concept of Creation, and bringing that point across are articles and essays that celebrate origins, original ideas and the people who bring them to life.

Singapore Health, which is published for the Singapore General Hospital and Singhealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, also received an Award of Excellence for its Nov/Dec 2014 issue under the Magazines, Journals & Tabloids - Custom-Published category. The bi-monthly newspaper highlights medical breakthroughs and issues and 'translates' them into layman-friendly terms and compelling case studies.

Dora Tay, Senior Editor, Custom Publishing, SPH Magazines, said: "The teams working on the winning magazines are proud to be recognised for their efforts.

Awards like these help to validate and confirm that we are on the right track, and we will continue to strive to produce magazines that not only serve our clients' purposes, but are also a source of pride."

SPH Magazines is the appointed publishing agent for a diverse range of companies and organisations in the private and public sector. Its Custom Publishing unit offers expertise in all areas of publishing, from developing editorial content and design concepts to advertising sales, printing and distribution, and new media.

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