Singapore Press Club Awards returns for the 2nd year
Nominations for the Awards and Hall of Fame inductees are now open and will close 31 May 2023
Singapore, 28 April 2023 - The annual Singapore Press Club Awards returns for its second year to recognise journalists and other media-related professionals who have excelled and contributed to building a vibrant media industry in Singapore.
With the support of returning sponsors - presenting sponsor Citibank Singapore and Sustainability Journalism Award title sponsor City Developments Limited (CDL) - the awards aim to shine a spotlight on deserving media professionals by recognising their contributions across three categories - Rising Stars, Sustainability Journalism and Hall of Fame.
In addition, the Singapore Press Club is honoured to welcome our new category sponsor Telum Media who is supporting the inaugural Rising Stars - Young PR Professional Awards.
Patrick Daniel, President of the Singapore Press Club, said: “We are deeply gratified by the support we have received for our efforts to celebrate excellence in the media industry. I would like to give special thanks to our presenting sponsor and category sponsors for their support of the Press Club’s initiatives.”
Adam Rahman, Head of Corporate Affairs, Singapore & ASEAN, Citi, Presenting Sponsor, and a member of the awards judging panel, said: "In today’s environment, it’s even more important to recognise and encourage journalism that is relevant and accurate, as it is timely. Citi is pleased to once again support the Singapore Press Club Awards that recognises the good work and contributions by the media."
Nominations are now open and will close on 31 May 2023. Award winners and Hall of Fame inductees will be announced at the Singapore Press Club Press Ball on 15 July 2023.
Rising Stars Awards for outstanding young media professionals
The Rising Stars Awards seek to celebrate and encourage young journalists and media professionals (below 35 years of age) by recognising excellence in their craft and the impact of their work. There will be three sub-categories:
The Rising Stars - Young Journalist Award is aimed at young journalists who have excelled in their professional craft and served as role models.
The Rising Stars – Young Digital Journalist Award is for young journalists who have excelled in visual-storytelling using digital tools to create exemplary user experiences.
The Telum Media - Singapore Press Club Young PR Professional (Rising Stars) Award aims to recognise young public relations professionals who have displayed exemplary media relations skills and exhibited professionalism and partnership in his or her work.
Haikel Fahim, Region Head, Southeast Asia, Telum Media said: “Telum Media is proud to support the Singapore Press Club Awards 2023. We are thrilled to see the recognition of the PR industry as part of an important piece to journalism. Further to that, the new Rising Star Young PR Award category reiterates the essential recognition of great work that young PR practitioners have been putting in and their contributions to the industry. We wish all award nominees the very best.”
CDL - Singapore Press Club Sustainability Journalism Award
With sustainability becoming the critical global challenge of our time, the Sustainability Journalism Award recognises journalists who have made an impact in changing public attitudes, behaviours, and policies that further the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)*.
Climate change is a global challenge and a threat to the survival of humanity. It will require extensive public, private, and people collaborations across borders and sectors to accelerate urgent change to transition to a climate-resilient future. CDL, a pioneer in sustainability, has been playing a pivotal role in partnerships and advocacy. CDL once again supports The Singapore Press Club Sustainability Award this year to recognize passionate journalists who have excelled at shaping mindsets and driving positive change.
The recipient of this award must demonstrate commitment and passion to leave a better world for future generations. Judging criteria will focus on a nominee’s impact on social trends; long-term, consistent track record; impact on social attitudes; impact on behaviours; impact on national policies.
Prizes for award winners
While the aim is to select one award winner in each sub-category, the judging panel will consider giving more in special cases where there are deserving candidates. Every winner of the Rising Stars Awards and Singapore Press Club Sustainability Journalism Award will be presented with a trophy plus receive a 2-night stay inclusive of breakfast for two worth $1,000 at choice of their hotel sponsored by Millennium Hotels and Resorts.
Mr Kwek Eik Sheng, Executive Director, Millennium Hotels and Resorts said: “We are pleased to continue our support towards the Singapore Press Club Awards and recognise our excellent and well-deserving reporters. The media plays a monumental role in the pursuit of truth and accuracy for balanced and impactful reporting. Our heartiest congratulations to all the winners who will be receiving the prizes sponsored by the Millennium Hotels and Resorts.”
Hall of Fame to honour industry veterans
The Hall of Fame aims to honour veterans of the media industry for their outstanding and lasting contributions to their profession and the industry. The Hall of Fame includes journalists, leaders in the media as well as media-related professions such as public relations, marketing, and academia.
Nominees must be aged 65 years or above, and have worked for at least 25 years in the media or a media-related profession. Honourees can also be inducted posthumously.
Nominations are now open
Nominations are now open and will close on 31 May 2023.
The Singapore Press Club invites members of the industry to nominate deserving candidates for the Rising Stars Awards, the Sustainability Journalism Award, and the Hall of Fame.
Members of the judging panels comprise management committee members of The Singapore Press Club, industry leaders, and representatives from the sponsors.
About Singapore Press Club
Founded in 1971 by members such as the late President of Singapore, Mr. Wee Kim Wee, Singapore Press Club Ltd is an organisation devoted to serving the needs of professionals in the media and media related fields. The Club is run by a Management Committee elected by Members, which sustains its programming as a networking organisation for media professionals. Building on its 50-year heritage, the Club aims to promote careers in the media profession.
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