SND34 Best of Digital Design: Live coverage via Storify

Thanks for joining us for live coverage of the SND Digital competition. The competition is now over, the judges have all headed home, but the links and photos from Ball State via Storify will remain in the digital space for virtually forever. Keep an eye on snd.org for more news and have a bit of fun exploring the work of the Ball State student volunteers at sndlive.tumblr.com.

Want to add to the conversation? Use #snd34 and/or #SNDdigital on your tweets or Facebook posts, and we’ll capture your thoughts here.

Missed coverage this weekend? Read below for day-by-day recaps.


SND34 Digital from Ball State in Muncie

Live from Ball State in Muncie … Final totals: 5 Golds & 19 Silvers, 152 Awards of Excellence. Live text, photos and video on snd.org; use #snd34 or #SNDdigital to add to the buzz via twitter.

Storified by David Kordalski· Mon, Feb 25 2013 04:48:19

Whew … All done. Stay tuned to SND.org for the announcement of the World’s Best of Digital Design, and judging team comments.

SND34 Best of Digital Design, by the numbers By Annie Gonzalezsndlive
#Indianapolis. Where the woman at the newsstand thanked me – profusely – for buying the local Sunday paper. #snd34 http://pic.twitter.com/fFVLV1YrK8meg martin
Let’s take a break from the #Oscars, SND has two more awards to announce in the Best of Digital Design competition. http://bit.ly/ZtMjHYSND
Winding down. Still a handful of entries to (virtually) uncup, but a few judges have already completed their responsibilities and are on the road to the Indy airport.
Weekend Roundup: The good, the bad and the ugly numbers of #SND34 Best of Digital Design. (Mostly good.) http://sndlive.tumblr.com/post/43913935078/snd34-best-of-digital-design-by-the-numbers-bySND
Almost done at #snd34 http://vine.co/v/bgr5wnb3JA1Dave Stanton
RT @stephcmeredith: Such kind words from @schneidersnd after SND Digital. It was our pleasure to help out! #snd34Ball State’s SND
+1 MT @jbenton: This is what lapping the field looks like: http://nie.mn/ZCF4kY Congrats to @nytimes #snd34Raju Narisetti
The last 80 hrs: Flown 1,068 mi, driven 233 more, coordinated and/or written 52 blog posts + judged 36ish contest entries. Now, zZzZ #SND34Kyle Ellis
Links on links on links. And Sour Patch Kids. All in our little recap of #SND34 #SNDdigital @snd http://bsusnd.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/snd34-best-of-digital-design/Ball State’s SND
meet the judges: joey marburger, mobile design director, the washington post<p><em><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/06d0569b27dbe544c96771c55f02bb4f/tumblr_inline_miqou3idXH1qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p><em>each ju…
meet the judges: ying wu, assistant professor, university of missouri, school of journalism<p><em><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/04fad3b2ffceb4218081d09be1de48d1/tumblr_inline_miqorjqiob1qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p><em>each ju…

Early afternoon update: 5 Golds & 18 Silvers, 136 Awards of Excellence.

It may not be the Olympics, but SND is awarding medals. Catch up on the best of digital design winners: http://www.snd.org/topics/best-of-digital-design/ #snd34Ball State’s SND
meet the judges: meg martin, associate editor, public insight network, american public media<p><em><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/4c0f6110dfef9111d640a3bfa9a45397/tumblr_inline_miqkpfffAI1qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p><em>each ju…
Part 11 of our "Sum it up" series where we ask judges to describe a part of the competition with an object, adjective, emotion and color.sndlive
OH "How many Ball State grads does it take to turn on an Android tablet?" "Clearly, we’re an Apple school."SND
Part 10 of our "Sum it up" series where we ask judges to describe a part of the competition with an object, adjective, emotion and color.sndlive
meet the judges: andrei scheinkman, data editor, the huffington post<p><em><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/10234aeffe0a8c698fb42ed3fd94471c/tumblr_inline_miqeqpinul1qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p><em>each ju…
This weekend judges at #SND34 Best of Digital Competition have eaten a disgusting six pounds of Sour Patch Kids. http://pic.twitter.com/bdGUCLmLGvSND
While we have your attention, you have one more chance to be in the book: Your design can grace the cover of SND’s 34th Best of News Design Creative Competition book. Click here for details on entering the cover competition.
Judges have awarded eight medals in the single-story project category. Check them out here: http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-eight-single-story-projects-earn-medals/SND
9:38 a.m. 28 degrees. Judges already hard at work with Starbucks on the way, courtesy of @annie_gonz. #snd34Ball State’s SND
Before we dig in to the day, the SND web desk wants to salute our student volunteers: Ball State’s Emily Theis, Stephanie Meredith, Annie Gonzalez, Jennifer Prandato, Ellen Collier, Kylee Cress, Ricardo Lopez and Adam Baumgartner, and Northwestern’s Rebecca Lai. Thanks, guys … couldn’t do this competition without you!
Good morning from Indiana. #snd34 judges are caffeinating before the last day of judging. http://pic.twitter.com/WAIuU8N1lBLauren Rabaino

A long but satisfying Day 2 ends (barely) before midnight. Day 3 begins.

Wrapping up day 2 of judging with another little video of mine, friends! #snd34 @SND http://sndlive.tumblr.com/Emily Theis
We’re wrapping up Day 2 of #SND34…sndlive
We have 53 remaining entries to judge at the #SND34 Best of Digital Design competition.SND
This is @kaityarnall , one of the #snd34 awards judges. "Fueled by coffee, cheese and red wine" http://sndlive.tumblr.com/post/43837864344/meet-the-judges-kaitlin-yarnall-deputy-creativeAlvaro Valiño
I’m the only west coast judge at #snd34. Reppin’ from Washington to California. http://sndlive.tumblr.com/post/43776673130/if-you-design-it-they-will-come-a-glance-atLauren Rabaino
Dude’s brilliant: RT @StephenBeard: You see, people, when @josephjames sweats the details, everyone wins. #snd34 http://instagr.am/p/WGYAvRgzMu/Steve Dorsey
.@josephjames has a sense of humor! #SND34 http://pic.twitter.com/RoEJ2rGUioSND
Part 9 of our "Sum it up" series where we ask judges to describe a part of the competition with an object, adjective, emotion and color.sndlive
USA Today wins a silver medal for use of multimedia. http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-usa-today-wins-a-silver-medal-for-use-of-multimedia/SND
The NYT has won two additional medals from the #snd34 Best of Digital Design competition. http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-the-new-york-times-wins-its-fourth-medal/ http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-the-new-york-times-wins-a-gold-medal-for-snow-fall/SND
Part 8 of our "Sum it up" series where we ask judges to describe a part of the competition with an object, adjective, emotion and color.sndlive
The New York Times wins #snd34 digital’s third Gold medal for "Olympics Home Page" in the continuous use category. http://www.snd.org/?p=21254SND
meet the judges: ryan sparrow, instructor of journalism, ball state university<p><em><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/dd5684dff00c812eb1ec1dde8c6136b6/tumblr_inline_mip45wGQWb1qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p><em>each ju…
Part 7 of our "Sum it up" series where we ask judges to describe a part of the competition with an object, adjective, emotion and color.sndlive
meet the judges: julia thompson / senior news director: digital, des moines register <p><em><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/47c52966446a1ee550718bf78e547cb9/tumblr_inline_mip2peP8M11qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p><em>each ju…
meet the judges: kyle ellis / designer, cnn digital<p><em><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/a9b90ad2df3740fa841121b1d050829f/tumblr_inline_miowna6YEi1qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p><em>each ju…
meet the judges: megan mcnames, instructor of journalism, ball state university<p><em><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/30efea25de9d8a4cb0719136bd941f70/tumblr_inline_miouu5KmuW1qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p><em>each ju…
Thanks for the cheering cat @josephjames. #snd34 http://vine.co/v/bghLOdYiPa1Lauren Rabaino
Woo-hoo! Cheering cat greets a weary judge! Thanks, @josephjames! #snd34Stephen Beard
meet the judges: kaitlin yarnall / deputy creative director, national geographic<p><em><img alt="image" src="http://media.tumblr.com/ba44bbe93cdfb7d1ead2fd3c061dc2ec/tumblr_inline_miotohgQnu1qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p…
meet the judges: stephen beard / senior interactive artist, the indianapolis star<p><em><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/76ac4bfc492d9c8abcb16db7c9434b48/tumblr_inline_miotzajFrG1qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p><em>each ju…
Part 6 of our "Sum it up" series where we ask judges to describe a part of the competition with an object, adjective, emotion and color.sndlive
This is @rjsparrow looking up Whitney Houston lyrics. Carry on. #snd34 http://pic.twitter.com/XmgXvQvaTTKyle Ellis
OH Muncie: "Sometimes the Internet is hard." #SND34SND
A silver medal goes to @BostonGlobe in the coverage category. http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-the-boston-globe-wins-a-silver-medal-for-68-blocks-life-death-hope/ #SND34SND
The New York Times wins its 2nd Silver medal. United States of Subsidies, data project category. #snd34 http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-the-new-york-times-wins-a-silver-medal-for-united-states-of-subsidies/SND
#snd34 Day 2David Kordalski
Part 5 of our "Sum it up" series where we ask judges to describe a part of the competition with an object, adjective, emotion and color.sndlive
Jen Palilonis’ kids, offering up a creepy sort of ‘Shining’ moment. #SND34 #allworknoplayStephen Beard
meet the judges: tyson evans / deputy editor of interactive news, the new york times<p><em>each judge was asked to create a self-portrait in 5 minutes or less in the medium of his or her choice</em></p><p><em><img src="h…
Meet Rebecca Lai from Northwestern Unive…sndlive
meet the judges: lauren rabaino / news applications editor, the seattle times<p><em><img alt="image" src="http://media.tumblr.com/1ecf5453c82e277990386bb35c3b3a52/tumblr_inline_mior3690jZ1qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p…
meet the judges: alex bordens / assistant editor of news applications, the chicago tribune<p><em><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/c4884fa3306a3466e1f0cf4d0464f95e/tumblr_inline_mioqw7TPLW1qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p><em>each ju…
Judges discussing the use of a video narrating and helping users navigate through an interactive graphic. Did it hurt or help? #SND34Adam Baumgartner
Part 3 of our "Sum it up" series where we ask judges to describe a part of the competition with an object, adjective, emotion and color.sndlive
A gold medal goes to USA TODAY in the redesign category. Here’s what judges have to say: http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-usa-today-wins-competitions-second-gold-medal/SND
meet the judges: dave stanton / managing developer, smart media creative<p><em><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/2902ae99d0e68c537a6aea8b2fd329f9/tumblr_inline_mioqrfznTs1qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p><em>each ju…
Part 2 of our "Sum it up" series where we ask judges to describe a part of the competition with an object, adjective, emotion and color.sndlive
meet the judges: david kordalski / assistant managing editor/visuals, the plain dealer<p><em><img alt="image" src="http://media.tumblr.com/7cce154d565a099d8e82050b38e4784e/tumblr_inline_mioqv0IKuV1qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p…
SND34 Best of Digityal design is finding its winners! Stay tuned on SND.orgSNDS – Society for News Design Scandinavia
Part 1 of our "Sum it up" series where we ask judges to describe a part of the competition with an object, adjective, emotion and color.sndlive
Get familiar with our judges, starting with Antonio Pasagali. http://sndlive.tumblr.com/post/43818038876/meet-the-judges-antonio-pasagali-art-director #SND34SND
meet the judges: antonio pasagali / art director, prodigioso volcán<p><em><img src="http://media.tumblr.com/3ebc735222ba4c1baac09a19f33152ca/tumblr_inline_mioqoaooy01qz4rgp.jpg"/></em></p><p><em>each ju…
Deserved MT @rajunarisetti @kaityarnall Congrats @katdowns @WashingtonPost 1st gold #snd34 http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-the-washington-post-wins-the-competitions-first-gold-medal/ … #dataviz #infographicsAlberto Cairo
RT @BSU_SND: Behind-the-scenes content from #SND34 Best of Digital Design? We know you want it. Keep up at http://sndlive.tumblr.com/Stephanie Meredith
Big day of the judging process at #snd34 Finished with the redesign category, let’s go back to the Best World designed nomineesAntonio Pasagali
"Pipeline Safety Tracker" by ProPublica wins a silver medal. http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-propublicas-pipeline-safety-tracker-wins-a-silver-medal/ #SND34SND
ProPublica wins a silver medal for its entry, "Nursing home inspect." #SND34 http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-propublica-wins-a-silver-medal-for-nursing-home-inspect/SND
#snd34 adaptive reuse of a ruler: Donut cutter.David Kordalski
Good morning from Muncie, Indiana. The Washington Post has earned the first gold of #snd34 Best of Digital Design. http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-the-washington-post-wins-the-competitions-first-gold-medal/SND
#SND34 Planning out the day over breakfast. http://pic.twitter.com/zItNEMgnuEStephen Beard

Day 1 ends. Late. Very, very late. With medal discussions past midnight.

Is there such a thing as too much news design? Nah. #SND34Adam Baumgartner
Really proud of the @BSU_SND crew. They’ve had a huge impact on the #snd34 Best of Digital Design contest! Thanks, y’all.Kyle Ellis
Keep an eye on what the Ball State student team is digging up on the competition — like this graphic of where the judges hail from —  by following along on the sndlive.tumblr blog: http://24.media.tumblr.com/596209b0ced09de3989a1c41070a5cad/tumblr_minn2ldzLV1riivjco1_1280.jpg

If you design it, they will come. Here’s where this year’s #SND34 judges traveled from to be in Muncie this weekend. http://24.media.tumblr.com/596209b0ced09de3989a1c41070a5cad/tumblr_minn2ldzLV1riivjco1_1280.jpgSND
We’re live from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana … despite some nasty midwestern weather, judges are here and are already digging into the entries. We’ll have live text, photos and video on snd.org as the weekend unfolds. Use #snd34 or #SNDdigital to add to the conversation via twitter.
Then … then what else is there? #SND34Stephen Beard
The judges and student assistants introduce themselves, discuss the weekend. #SND34 @SND http://pic.twitter.com/a0X9PoVp20Ball State’s SND
#SND34 @kord & @josephjames talk judging workflow.Stephen Beard
Welcome to Muncie, Ind. and the #SND34 Best of Digital Design competition. http://sndlive.tumblr.com/post/43762859120/welcome-to-snd34-digital-design-competitionSND
For the entry "Grading the teachers," the Wall Street Journal receives a silver medal. http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-the-wall-street-journal-wins-a-silver-medal-in-the-data-project-category/ #SND34SND
Check out the little vid I made tonight for #snd13 @snd digital design competition! Welcome! (music @theernestyoung) http://tmblr.co/Z3Ro0uemU3nmEmily Theis
New York Times wins a silver medal for "Over the decades, how states have shifted." http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-the-new-york-times-wins-a-silver-medal-in-the-data-project-category/ #SND34SND
The folks over at sndlive.tumblr.com have the video evidence: Ryan Sparrow has an even more amazing talent than coordinating SND 34 Digital!
Ryan recites all 44 presidentsJnoUQx6FbQ2mHHY0xwJ7Mw
#snd34 Eligible for silver. But not a guarantee.David Kordalski
RT @heycori: Yay! “@SND: A silver medal goes to the Indianapolis Star for its entry, "49 miles, 49 minutes." http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-indianapolis-star-wins-silver-medal/ #SND34”Indy Star Visuals
A silver medal goes to the Indianapolis Star for its entry, "49 miles, 49 minutes." http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-best-of-digital-design-indianapolis-star-wins-silver-medal/ #SND34SND
#snd34 medal discussion. @ Art and Journalism Building http://instagr.am/p/WDXZq7qAFQ/SND
#snd34 @ Art and Journalism Building http://instagr.am/p/WDWIqOKADo/SND
Judges have awarded the first silver medal of the #SND34 Best of Digital Design contest to the Washington Post. http://www.snd.org/2013/02/snd34-digital-first-silver-medal-goes-to-the-washington-post/SND
Heading off to judge #SNDdigital with a great group of folks. Can’t wait to see all the innovative work!Stephen Beard
Riding to #snd34 with @rjsparrow, who just informed me that Muncie no longer has a Ball Jar museum. This changes everything.Kyle Ellis
Made it to Indy after a tumultuous drive from Dayton. Muncie tomorrow. #snd34Kyle Ellis
Setting up for this year’s #snddigital competition! Depressed that we’re offering plastic water bottles, but the world is imperfect. @SNDEmily Theis
@kyleellis Nemo did not stop #snd34, neither shall Q. Designers always make it work.Rebekah Monson
Safe travels to all judges trekking to #BallState this weekend for #SNDdigital. We want you in one piece!Ball State’s SND