South China Morning Post bags 19 news design awards

The graphics covered subjects such as the cost of bringing up a family in Hong Kong, mainland China’s tiered city system and favourite Walt Disney characters

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 March, 2017, 8:28pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 08 March, 2017, 9:52pm

The South China Morning Post has bagged 19 awards of excellence at an international design competition.

Six designers from the Post’s graphics team won 19 awards between them at the Society for News Design’s Best of News Design competition, announced on Tuesday US time.

The work covered a range of subjects, including the cost of bringing up a family in Hong Kong, mainland China’s tiered city system and favourite Walt Disney characters.

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The award winners – hailing from Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Spain and Chile – are Dennis Wong, Lau Ka-kuen, Marco Hernandez, Adolfo Arranz, Marcelo Duhalde and Alberto Lucas.

“This is a tremendous honour for the South China Morning Post’s hardworking and talented team of artists and designers,” Editor in Chief Tammy Tam said.

“To be recognised by your peers for providing outstanding artwork, print and digital graphics is always humbling.”

One of the Post’s awards was for an infographic on slavery featured in This Week In Asia, the Post’s new magazine-style publication launched last year.

“At a time when the media industry is facing cutbacks and financial challenges, it makes the recognition of our new publication that much more special,” Tam said. “Hats off to the team.”

The Post’s head of graphics, Darren Long, said the awards also recognised the team’s abilities across print and digital mediums.

“The team oozes talent but their greatest strength is their diversity,” he said. “Their diverse backgrounds and varied skill sets combine for a unique world view which translates into their work.”

The Post’s graphics team has notched up 152 awards from the Society for New Design over the past 12 years.

In 2015, the Post won a record 50 awards, the most in the paper’s 114-year history.

The Society for News Design, a US-based non profit group, has held annual design awards since 1979.