BANGKOK: The Star photographer Glenn Guan won the silver prize for “Best in Photojournalism” category for sports photography in the prestigious 10th Asia Media Awards 2011.
This is his first submission to the Asia Media Awards, which is open to all newspapers in the Asia Pacific, South Asia and the Middle East.
His winning photograph was of runner Melinder Kaur splashing through a water jump in the 3,000m steeplechase event during the 2010 Sukma Games in Malacca.
Guan, 32, collected his award at the Asia Media Awards Gala Dinner here on Thursday, which was also attended by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.
There were four other award categories for “Best in Print”, “Best in Design”, “Best in Editorial Content” and “Best in Infographics”.
The awards were held in conjunction with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) Publish Asia 2011 summit held this week.
Nanyang Siang Pau and Guang Ming Daily won the bronze and silver prizes in the “Best in Print” categories for papers with a circulation below 150,000 copies.