Medal winners from SND Digital judging in Indy

Last weekend, 15 judges from 14 organizations across the globe gathered at the Ball State University campus in downtown Indianapolis to evaluate work entered in the Society For News Design’s annual “Best of Digital Design” competition. The 2014 contest year brought in more than 900 entries, making it the largest body of work since the contest was established in 2002.

“Last year’s competition was marked by what judges called, ‘The Snowfall Effect.’ It was the year where digital journalists took the lead from The New York Times and broke free of the constraints set by rigid content management systems. This year, I’m particularly looking forward to seeing how the industry has pushed itself to rethink the story template, and how multimedia has been pushed along the way,” said competition co-director Ryan Sparrow.

In addition to the judging, a team from Vox Product was also on-site to teach student attendees how to research and develop a design language for a single-focus media site.

Take a look at what made medal-winning entries stand out from the crowd. This week, we will publish a database of winners and announce those who are nominated for World’s Best™ distinction: Winners of those top honors will be announced on April 11 at SND’s annual workshop.