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JUNE 15 , 2000

2000 SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence

Time Inc. Asia nearly swept the board at the 2nd annual SOPA awards for editorial excellence on Thursday night, winning six categories.

The awards--recognising excellence in the region's publications for categories ranging from feature writing, photography and design--were judged by a distinguished panel of editors from publications including The Economist, The Financial Times, The Nation (Thailand), BusinessWeek, Asiaweek, Ming Pao, CFO Asia and the Far Eastern Economic Review.

The ceremony was held at the JW Marriott Hotel.

The Catagories and Winners

Excellence in Design
Time, 'China's Amazing Half Century'

Best Feature Photography
Action Asia, 'Faces of Australia'

Best News Photography
Time, 'The Killing of Joaquin Guterres', and 'Megawati Supporters'

Best Front Cover
, 'Young Japan'

Best Interactive Publication

Best Trade Media Finance
Asia Magazine, Finance Asia

Excellence in Newspaper
International Herald Tribune

Best Editorial
Action Asia, 'Climbing Everest'

Excellence in Feature Writing
Fortune, 'The Fairy Tale's Over for the Kingdom of Brunei'

Excellence in Reporting
Time, 'Suharto Inc', and Newsweek, 'When Heaven Shed Blood'

Excellence in Magazine - Chinese Language
Readers Digest - Chinese Edition

Excellence in Magazine - English Language
Time Asia, 'Suharto Inc', 'China's Amazing 1/2 Century', 'Influential Asians'

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