The 37th edition of the Best of News Design print creative competition is upon us. The Call for Entries is available and will be sent to members soon. You can find the Call and all related entry forms here.
Translations will be posted soon to snd.org. U.S. deadline is January 28, 2016. International deadline is February 4, 2016. Judging will take place from February 12-15, 2016, on the campus of Syracuse University in New York.
The Call and competition have plenty new for SND37. Changes have been outlined in detail here, but the highlights are:
Categories 4 and 5: The 2015-specific subcategories for Breaking News Topics and Special News Topics this year are: Terrorism/ISIS (including Syria Crisis and Paris attacks), Politics/Elections, Supreme Court Decisions, Soccer (including international competitions and FIFA scandal), and Law Enforcement/Protests.
Categories 3 and 7: The news and features page design categories now have subcategories for single pages and subcategories for multiple pages, such as covers and jumps.
Category 10: Reprints has been added as a subcategory.
Category 11: Opinion has been given its own category and is no longer a part of features. The expanded category also includes a place to enter editorial cartoons.
Category 20: We are introducing online entering for this category. Category 20 (Print/Digital Combination) must be entered online at snd.org/category20. For each entry, fill out the form and submit it. You may then print off your entry form and attach it to the print components of your entry. All Category 20 entries — U.S. and international — must be submitted online by January 28, 2016. The print portions may still be shipped with the rest of your entries and can arrive by the print deadlines.
Questions may be directed to any of the following: SND Executive Director Stephen Komives (firstname.lastname@example.org), SND37 Coordinator Andrea Zagata (email@example.com) or myself, competition committee chair Josh Crutchmer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Best of luck to all. We’ll have plenty more about SND37 between now and the deadlines.