Seasoned publisher receives special contribution award

08/04/2020 10:54 PM
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Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture
Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Culture

Taipei, Aug. 4 (CNA) The Ministry of Culture on Tuesday announced this year's winners of Taiwan's most prestigious publishing awards, with the special contribution award going to seasoned publisher Ho Fei-peng (何飛鵬).

The Golden Tripod Awards for Publications, now in its 44th year, honored 28 books, magazines and pieces of digital media this year, which were selected from over 1,300 entries, the ministry said in a statement.

Ho, who is currently chairman of the publishing group Cite Publishing Ltd. and co-founded such influential local magazines as Business Weekly and Business Next, received the special contribution award for his visionary work, the ministry said.

As a publisher, Ho has dedicated himself to improving the publishing industry in Taiwan, especially in the realm of digital publishing, the ministry said.

Other awardees this year included Fountain, which has been honored as the best literary and arts magazine for two consecutive years, and CommonWealth Magazine, which received the best financial magazine award.

The magazine photography award went to Liu Tzu-cheng (劉子正) for his series titled "Between Humans and Trees", which focused on woodworkers and how trees in Taiwan coexist with society.

In the digital publishing category, online media The Reporter won the digital content award for its feature on re-education camps in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, while a story book app released by Parenting magazine won the digital innovation award.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 11 at the Taipei New Horizon building.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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