Mint wins Ifra awards for Lounge, print quality

Mint wins Ifra awards for Lounge, print quality

Dear Readers,

We are delighted to note that Mint has won two gold awards at the 8th Annual Asia Media Awards competition organized by Ifra Asia. The awards were presented in Chennai on 24 September. Ifra is a research, networking and consulting organization based in Germany, and started as an entity focused on newspaper technology.

Out of a total six awards that were won by our parent HT Media Ltd, Mint won a gold in the Best in Special Coverage category for newspapers. We won it for the year-end issue of Lounge, our weekend magazine. This award-winning issue of Lounge looked back at the roller-coaster that was 2008.

Download a PDF of the award winning Lounge issue by clicking here

The issue featured essays on the Mumbai terror attacks, the ban on smoking, financial turmoil, gay rights, the moon mission and more. Like most years, India got more than its fair share in 2008—a horrific flood, farmer suicides, riots, an Indian Mujahideen, Naxal attacks and tiger deaths. It was the year liberalization celebrated its silver anniversary, Sister Alphonsa was anointed our first female saint and Sonia Gandhi became the longest serving Congress president. The issue was beautifully illustrated by Jayachandran.

Mint also won a gold in the Best in Print Quality category for newspapers with a circulation of below 150,000 copies. This award, according to Ifra, is given to “newspapers deserving recognition for their excellence in standardized printing. The focus of the award is to show the ability of newspapers to print consistently high quality in accordance with international standards…" Mint currently prints in five locations across India.

High-quality work such as this has helped Mint become India’s second largest business paper, less than three years after we started in February 2007 with the promise to readers that we would be “an unbiased and clear-minded chronicler of the Indian dream". We are now available in three formats: print, online and mobile.

Thank you for making us part of your daily reading habit.