Pop open the champers! Time Out Hong Kong has won its first brace of awards for excellence in journalism. And we're all celebrating here in the city after receiving prizes at the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards ceremony on Thursday June 7 at the JW Marriott Hong Kong for excellence in lifestyle coverage and getting great 'scoops'. Not bad for a Hong Kong magazine which was up against the best in the industry from across Asia.
Our first win was in the 'Excellence in Lifestyle Coverage' category, for issue 89 of the magazine - our Ketamine issue. Our in-depth-look at the ever-spiralling problem of K abuse in Hong Kong won plaudits from the expert panel of judges. And our second award was 'The Scoop Award' for issue 75, our stunning one-on-one interview with controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, which was praised by readers across the world last year.
These wins are thanks to an incredible editorial team which has excelled over the past year. We may only be small in number but we're massive when it comes to content, design, enthusiasm and raw talent. So celebrate with us after a truly exceptional year! Who said great reporting in Hong Kong was only about finance?
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