“World’s Best:” the prequel
SND hasn’t always carried a trademark on “World’s Best-Designed” newspaper. This distinction came in the 1990s. But in SND’s very first competition, held in 1980, four newspapers and two magazines were singled out for Overall Design.
In the newspaper category:
In the magazine category:
Also noteworthy from the inaugural competition: there was one set of five judges, 2,474 entries and 352 winners. The awards broke down as follows:
Among those winning gold:
Oh, and the first SND annual “book”? It was a 54-page magazine.
Stay tuned to snd.org for updates throughout the WB judging this weekend and into next week.
STEPHEN KOMIVES is the executive director of SND.