The South China Morning Post has won the top awards in all three categories of the Hong Kong Newspaper Society Press Awards, as well as scooping the Best Story of 1997. Charmaine Chan's article 'The Great Tourist Rip-off' exposing the treatment of Japanese tourists in Hong Kong took the Best Story of the Year in the English section of the awards, announced yesterday, as well as first prize for Best Feature Story. The Best General Story category was won by reporter Alison Smith for an article about a couple who hoped to pay a surrogate mother to have their child. First runner-up in the section was the Post's Beijing correspondent Jasper Becker for his account of the North Korean famine entitled 'A nightmare lurking on the opposite shore'. Prizes for the first and second runners-up in the features section went to the Post's regional correspondent, Greg Torode, for an account of a meeting with the Khmer Rouge, and to assistant news editor Ruth Mathewson for an article on plastic surgery. The Best Business Story award went to Noel Fung for a story written for the Post while the second runner-up in the category was Winnie Chung for another report for the paper. Post photographers also impressed judges, with Dickson Lee winning the Best Sports Photograph award, followed by Cheng Kok-yin and Robert Ng winning first runner-up in the news section. The winners will collect their prizes on April 15 at a ceremony officiated by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa.