WASHINGTON: Several prominent Indian newspapers have made it to the list of 90 finalists at this year's International News Media Association (INMA) awards.
Other Indian publications that made it to the finalist entries were The Hindu, Navbharat Times and The Hindustan Times.
The INMA Awards recognises global excellence in the marketing and sales of media brands.
The awards garnered 560 entries from 149 media companies in 37 countries.
"The Times of India led all companies with seven finalist entries, followed by The New York Times and South China Morning Post with five each. Aftenposten, Aftonbladet, mX, and VG were named finalists in four categories," INMA said in a statement.
First-place recipients will be announced on May 13 at the conclusion of the 84th Annual INMA World Congress in San Francisco.
Created in 1935, the 79-year-old INMA Awards competition captures the heartbeat of the global news industry's efforts to energise brands, stimulate audiences, innovate in product development, and grow revenue.
"The clear theme from this year's entries centred on media companies explaining to their stakeholders - readers, advertisers, employees, shareholders - their differentiating value in the emerging multi-media landscape," said Earl J Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of INMA.
"To see that storyline play out among media companies in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa is fascinating to see in this year's entries," he said.