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SPH’s Chinese Media Group promotes creative culture with inaugural Singapore Creative Awards

Singapore, 6 February 2018 --- Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) Chinese Media Group is launching the inaugural Singapore Creative Awards to spur innovation and creativity designs infused with Singapore culture. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Singapore Branch (ICBC Singapore) Group is the co-organiser of the award.

Next year, which is 2019, marks the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ landing in Singapore. As a lead up to the bicentennial celebration of Modern Singapore, the organisers are inviting contestants to come up with designs inspired by Singapore’s multifaceted culture.

The competition is divided into two categories, namely the Lifestyle Product and Graphic Design categories. The top winners from both categories will walk away with attractive cash prizes.

Ms Loh Woon Yen, Managing Editor of SPH’s Chinese Media Group, said: “The Chinese Media Group has always been a strong advocator of cultural and community events. With a strong belief that arts and technology are strong unifiers which can bring people together, we launch this competition to spur innovations and designs which are infused with Singapore culture. We hope that people from all walks of life will take part in this competition.” 

Mr Cao Yun Chuan, Deputy General Manager, ICBC Singapore, said: “Innovation is in deeply ingrained in ICBC’s corporate culture. Partnering with the SPH’s Chinese Media Group in the inaugural Creative Awards to promote the development of the local creative industry is part of our corporate social responsibities in Singapore as we continue to expand and serve the banking needs of the local community."

Lianhe Zaobao’s veteran design writer Lim Fong Wei will lead an illustrious panel of judges to judge the entries. The panel includes Design Singapore Council Deputy Executive Director Emily Ong, Director of the Registry of Patents, Designs and Plant Varieties IPOS Alfred Yip, SUTD Interim Head of Pillar, Engineering Product Development Prof. Ricky Ang, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Senior Lecturer Winnie Tan, as well as The Press Room Founder and Creative Director Kelley Cheng, Co-Founder and Creative Director of forest&whale Wendy Chua. Fong Wei is also co-chairing the competition working committee.

Details of the competition can be found on the award’s official website starting 8 February.  Participants are invited to submit their entries from 8 March to 15 April. Winning entries which are selected for the final round will also be showcased at the 33rd Singapore Book Fair from 25 to 31 May 2018. 

Please see attached Chinese media release.

For more information, please contact: 

Maureen Ho
Singapore Creative Awards Working Committee, Co-Chairperson
Assistant Vice President
Chinese Media Group, Cultural, Education and New Growth
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 63191891

Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
DID: 6319 1028



About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. 

SPH's core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions.  It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media. 

On the property front, SPH owns 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall.  

SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall.  It built an upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road, and is developing a new commercial cum residential site at Woodleigh Road. It also has a stake in Chinatown Point. 

It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, Singapore’s largest private nursing home operator. 

SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.

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