The 6th annual edition of South Asian Digital Media Awards 2021 presented by WAN-IFRA was announced on December 23, 2021.
These awards, presented by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers, recognize South Asian publishers who have delivered unique and original digital media projects in the last 12 months.
Malayala Manorama’s manoramaonline.com bagged the ‘Best in News Website’ South Asian Digital Media Award for the third time in a row.
WAN IFRA’s South Asian Digital Media Awards 2021 Winners:
Best News Website (or) Mobile Service
Gold: Manoramaonline.com, Malayala Manorama
Silver: thequint.com, The Quint
Bronze: bloombergquint.com, Quintillion Business Media Pvt. Ltd.
Best Use of Online Video
Gold: Life in an Auto: The Inspiring Story of 74-year-old Sole Breadwinner, Desraj Jyot Singh, The Quint
Silver: Girls on a Mission, People Like Us Create (PLUC)
Bronze: A Night at India’s Largest Farmer’s Protest, BBC News
Gold: Times TOP 10, Times of India Digital
Silver: The India Cable, Foundation for Independent Journalism
Bronze: Here’s the thing – Weekly Members-only Newsletter, Spunklane Media Pvt. Ltd.
Best Data Visualisation
Gold: West Bengal Elections 2021, NDTV Convergence
Silver: COVID-19 Pandemic: Full Coverage, NDTV Convergence
Bronze: Kerala Assembly Election 2021, The Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd.
Best Reader Revenue Initiative
Gold: HT Codeathon, Hindustan Times
Silver: Support The Wire, Foundation for Independent Journalism
Bronze: Freedom Sale 2021 – The Hindu Group, The Hindu
Best in Audience Engagement
Gold: Bring Back Milk Bikis Campaign, The Hindu
Silver: Teen Goshti, BBC News
Silver: Kissan Protein Champs – Knowledge Series & Brain-teasing Activities, The Hindu
Bronze: Njanoru Naran, M M Publications Ltd. (Vanitha)
Best Podcast / Digital Audio Project
Gold: Sakalchya Batmya / Daily Sakal News, Sakal Media Group
Silver: Club FM Cinema Katha, The Mathrubhumi Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd.
Bronze: Vivechana, BBC News
Best Brand Marketing Campaign (for News Brands)
Gold: Doctor’s Day Campaign – Hindustan Times
Silver: Neel Barir Lorai – Anandabazar Patrika
Bronze: HT Fresh – First Voice. Last Word. – Hindustan Times
Best Special Project for COVID-19
Gold: On The Road with the Pandemic: Counting India’s Uncounted COVID Deaths, Mojo Story
Silver: Hindustan COVID Actions, Hindustan Media Venture Ltd.
Silver: Covid-specific Jagran Dialogues Series, in Collaboration with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and UNICEF India, Jagran New Media
Bronze: BBC’s coverage of COVID in India, BBC News
Best Branded / Sponsored Content Campaign
Gold: Unacademy Let’s Crack CSE, The Hindu
Silver: HT Codeathon, Hindustan Times
Silver: Break the Taboo, The Daily Star
Bronze: Bring back Milk Bikis, The Hindu
Bronze: HTLS 2020, Hindustan Times