Membership

SOPA organizes the Annual Awards for Editorial Excellence, established since 1999. The Society also holds the Media Insider luncheons, cocktail networking events and also participates in other activities, such as the Digital Matters and Festival of Media Asia. SOPA also supports other industry bodies, the likes of WAN-IFRA and Asian Publishing Convention.

SOPA members get priority notification and registration discount at all SOPA events:

  • Discount on Media Insider luncheons, cocktail networking event.
  • Discount on the award entries for the annual Editorial Awardsof Excellence & many more things
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Membership Categories

Full Voting Membership (applicable by publication)

One voting membership

Inclusion of publication logo on SOPA’s website including hyperlink

Publication name listing under the Membership page with hyperlink

Prominent logo inclusion as Full voting member in the yearly printed event program of the Editorial Awards for Excellence.

Usage of SOPA logo to in their website and publication masthead

Associate Membership (non-publication membership)

Inclusion of company logo on SOPA’s website including hyperlink

Company name listing under the Membership page with hyperlink

Prominent logo inclusion as Associate member in the yearly printed event program of the Editorial Awards for Excellence.

Guidelines for Use of the SOPA logo

The SOPA logo is for use exclusively by current SOPA members. The logo may be used to publicize an institution’s, company’s or organization’s membership in SOPA.

Please read the terms and conditions below before downloading the logo via the link at the bottom of this page.

Members agree to the following terms and conditions for use of the SOPA logo:

  • The logo may not be used by non-members, including former members whose membership has lapsed due to nonpayment of dues. To check whether your institution, company or organization is a current member, please see our list of members, or email [email protected]
  • The logo may be used to identify your company or organization as a SOPA member. It may be used on websites, publication mastheads.
  • The logo may link only to the SOPA home page www.sopasia.com. You may not use it to link to other pages on your website or any other websites.
  • The logo must be used in its entirety and may not be altered in any way, including proportion, color, element, type, etc. except by express permission from SOPA. For web display, you may decrease the web size (130 x 56 pixels) by a maximum of 15% or increase it by a maximum of 50% as long as proportion is maintained You may not animate, morph or in any other way distort the appearance of the logo
  • The logo can be printed in black ink or in its original colors Altering the color scheme of the logo is not permitted
  • The logo may not be used to indicate any kind of endorsement by SOPA of a company’s product or service; or that any official status for any product or service has been conferred by or is otherwise associated with SOPA; or to show any kind of relationship with SOPA aside from those permitted above.
  • The logo may not be used on official documents such as sales contracts, or official disclosure documents provided to potential or actual clients or purchasers of a member company’s services or products.
  • The logo may not be used in connection with any disparaging statements about SOPA or its products, or statements that otherwise reflect poorly on SOPA.
  • The logo may not be used on any web site that is in violation of any applicable laws or governmental regulations.
  • SOPA reserves the right to disallow any use of the logo.
  • Any unauthorized use of the logo may result in legal action.

Fees

Hong Kong Chapter* HK$9,500(~USD$1,230) HK$6,000(~USD$780)
All Other Chapters* HK$5,000(~USD$650) HK$5,000(~USD$650)

Remarks:

  • Full-Voting Membership is by publication, not by company.
  • Membership in chapters is based on location of Asia Headquarters of Company applying.
  • For publishers with numerous publications, please indicate the title of publication which will register as the member.
  • Only the member publication will enjoy membership benefits.

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Remarks

  • Full-Voting Membership is by publication, not by company.
  • Membership in chapters is based on location of Asia Headquarters of Company applying.
  • SOPA membership year runs for 12 months from when the membership application is received.
  • For publishers with numerous publications, please indicate the title of publication which will register as the member. Only the member publication will enjoy membership benefits.
  • If there is change in Nominated Representative and/or member publication as stated in this invoice, please notify SOPA Secretariat in writing to: [email protected].