SND38: Medal winners

Check back all weekend to see the silver and gold medal winners, as well as judge’s special recognitions, from SND 38.

GOLD – ‘Yellowstone’

Category 5A, Special News Topics, Local/Regional – National Geographic, USA

Judge’s Comments: “This is National Geographic—this is what they do—but this feels like it’s even a few steps above their normal high level of execution. It’s hard to imagine something getting much better than this.”

 

GOLD – ‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’

Category 15A, Photography, Single-Day Photo Series – The New York Times, USA

Judge’s Comments: “The photograph’s perspective reveals layers that put you right there on the street with the subjects.”

 

GOLD – ‘A Changing Pacific Coast’

Category 16Be, Information Graphics, Features – National Geographic, USA

Judge’s Comments: “Both art and science. Geographic has a diverse generational audience. From the youngest to the oldest reader … It has something for everyone. A 4-year old might want to look at this just for the animals and as you get older, you’d have more things to absorb and understand.”

 

GOLD – ‘Saving Unique Habitats’

Category 16Be, Information Graphics, Features – National Geographic, USA

Judge’s Comments: “It invites you to care about these natural habitats. You might see places that you have been to … and now you see it in a different way.”

 

GOLD – ‘Sharks: Lord of the Sea’

Category 17E, Information Graphics Individual Portfolio – National Geographic, USA

Judge’s Comments: “It has detail of thought, lighting and movement and a playful seriousness about it.”

SILVER – ‘Sharks: Lord of the Sea’

Category 16Be, Informational Graphics, Non-Deadline Features – National Geographic, USA

Judge’s Comments: “I don’t really know much about sharks, and I walked away know how their jaw works, different layers of their body, their eyeballs, teeth … everything.”

 

SILVER – ‘I’m nothing without this city.’

Category 4A, Breaking News, Local/Regional – The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio

Judge’s Comments: “It’s like a photo exhibition—very convincing and made with a lot of love.”

 

SILVER – ‘Bowie’

Category 4E, Breaking News, Obits – Politiken, Copenhagen, Denmark

Judge’s Comments: “Same size photos, same appeal to each of them. A good beginning and end. Life and the moment of death, in a way. Eyes closed, forever. Someone really loved Bowie.”

 

SILVER – ‘What We Have Feared Has Now Occurred’

Category 4F, Breaking News, Isis/Terrorism – Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, Sweden

Judge’s Comments: “Consistent, cohesive and well-paced.”

 

SILVER – ‘Have No Fear!’

Category 4F, Breaking News, Isis/Terrorism – Berliner Morgenpost, Berlin, Germany

Judge’s Comments: “Serenity and confidence in the face of an emotional story.”

 

SILVER – ‘Trump Triumphs’

Category 4G, Breaking News, Politics/Elections – The Washington Post, USA

Judge’s Comments: “The balance is great and the pacing is solid.”

 

SILVER – ‘Purple Majesty’

Category 5A, Special News Topics, Local/Regional – Minneapolis Star Tribune, USA

Judge’s Comments: “Multiple cover options allow readers to collect highlights from every era of Prince’s career. How could you pick just one?”

 

SILVER – ‘No Culture of Thrift’

Category 5A, Special News Topics, Local/Regional –Omaha World-Herald, USA

Judge’s Comments: “When I saw this on the table, I knew this was a medal.”

 

SILVER – ‘Kobe’

Category 5D, Special News Topics, Sports – Los Angeles Times, USA

Judge’s Comments: “An ambitious data visualization sums up his impressive career. A striking black and white portrait provides an impactful and intimate moment.”

SILVER – ‘Kobe’

Category 3Ha, News Design, Cover Story and Spread, Sports – Los Angeles Times, USA

 

 

SILVER – ‘Big Ten Tune-Up’

Category 5D, Special News Topics, Sports – Omaha World-Herald, USA

Judge’s Comments: “An impressive range of visual solutions provides surprises throughout: black and white and color, documentary photography and portraiture, multiple styles of illustration.”

SILVER – ‘Big Ten Tune-Up’

Category 9Ba, Special Coverage, Sports – Omaha World-Herald, USA

Judge’s Comments: “They work hard to tell different stories. Illustration, graphics, large posters, caricature style portraits style, excellent photography.”

SILVER – ‘Big Ten Tune-Up’

Category 3Cb, News Design, Single Page, Sports – Omaha World-Herald, USA

SILVER – Tim Parks Portfolio

Category 8Bb, Page Design, Individual Sports Portfolio – Omaha World-Herald, USA

 

SILVER – ‘Entertainer of the Year’

Category 5E, Special News Topics, Features Content – Beijing News Agency, China

Judge’s Comments: “In this package highlighting Chinese celebrities of 2016, a vibrant color palette, smart execution of typography married with images creates a bold, innovative result.”

 

JUDGE’S SPECIAL RECOGNITION – ‘Make it Stop’

Category 11A.a, Opinion Design, Single Pages – The Boston Globe, USA

Judge’s Comments: “They took a chance here by turning the whole front page over to an editorial. Putting everything at scale allows it to be humanized. You can see what these guns can do to people.”

 

SILVER – ‘The Year in Photos’

Category 11A.a, Opinion Design, Single Pages – The Washington Post, USA

Judge’s Comments: “Beautiful, restrained execution. Such a quiet moment, in a crazy, bonkers year.”

 

SILVER – ‘Trump Nation’

Category 11D.a, Opinion Design, Editorial Cartoons – Los Angeles Times, USA

Judge’s Comments: “It captures the range of thinking for a Trump voter. A smart approach to a story that’s been told a hundred different ways. This is what these folks were really wearing. They used restraint. You see their body language.”

 

SILVER – ‘Church: Thou Shall Not Kill’

Category 14B, Breaking News – Philippine Inquirer

Judge’s Comments: “The gripping image stops you immediately and pulls you into studying its details, which make you feel like you are witnessing the tragedy in person: their bare feet, the sidewalk, the signs. The photograph is perfectly composed, the lighting is gorgeous, and the emotion is potent.”

 

SILVER – ‘They’re Slaughtering Us Like Animals’

Category 14C, News Feature Photography – The New York Times, USA

Judge’s comments: “It’s a case of life imitating art; it’s so theatrical, it’s so composed and perfectly lighted.”

 

SILVER – ‘They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals’

Category 14C, News Feature Photography – The New York Times, USA

Judge’s Comments: “The photographer has an incredible ability to take you into the corners and into the center. In every part of the photograph, there’s something to satisfy your visual eye.”

 

 

SILVER – ‘Rio 2016 Swimming’

Category 14G, Photography, Portrait – Los Angeles Times, USA

Judge’s Comments: “As you study this photograph, you can imagine the scene coming to life as water swirls around your feet.”

 

SILVER – ‘Tavon and the Bullet’

Category 14G, Photography, Portrait – The Chicago Tribune, USA

Judge’s Comments: “In this portrait, the photographer documents the child’s innocence juxtaposed with the violence represented by a massive scar.”

 

SILVER – ‘Tavon and the Bullet’

Category 15A, Photography, multiple photos, single day series – The Chicago Tribune, USA

Judge Comments: “The paper stuck with this young man … through surgery and going back to school. The final photo brings it all home. It shows what a young child he is.”

 

SILVER – ‘Bloody Good’

Category 15B, Photography, multiple photos, multi-day series – National Geographic, USA

Judge’s Comments: “Judges had a visceral reaction to these photos — in how the photographer helped them to see beauty, even in an image that was difficult to look at.”

 

SILVER – ‘Every Last One’

Category 15B, Photography, multiple photos, multi-day series – National Geographic, USA

Judge’s Comments: “Not just beauty and technical excellence in this entry — but also the photographer’s mission to highlight endangered species in a studio setting. Elegance personified.”

 

SILVER – ‘Copenhagen Pride’

Category 15D, Photography, Staff Portfolio – Politiken, Copenhagen, Denmark

Judge’s Comments: “These surreal images are a nod to the intangible subtlety of being human.”

 

SILVER – ‘The Wide World of Jim Brandenburg’

Category 15E, Photography, Page Design – Minneapolis Star Tribune, USA

Judge’s Comments: “We all know how hard it is to design with photos and not make them compete. Great energy. There’s a circular flow to the page.”

 

 

 

SILVER – ‘David Bowie’

Category 3Ae, News Design, A-Section, Single Page – Metro Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

SILVER – ‘The End.’

Category 3Ca, News Design, Single Page, Sports – The Plain Dealer, USA

 

SILVER – ‘The fatal 61 seconds’

Category 3Ea, News Design, Inside Pages, News – Minneapolis Star Tribune, USA

 

SILVER – ‘The Women of Atenco’

Category 3Ea, News Design, Inside Pages, News – The New York Times, USA

 

 

 

SILVER – ‘The Crossing’

Category 3Ga, News Design, Cover Story or Spread – The Washington Post

 

SILVER – ‘Not Funny!’

Category 7Aa, Features Design, Lifestyle – Die Zeit, Germany

Judge’s Comments: “This bold, brilliant use of an irreverent visual to reflect the current state of the world gets right to the point. The headline, “Not funny,” underscores the punchline.”

 

SILVER – ‘Oscar Preview’

Category 7Ba, Features Design, Arts & Entertainment – Los Angeles Times, USA

Judge’s Comments: “This innovative entry pushes the boundaries of what can be accomplished with the newsprint medium. It also shows the level of thought this publication invests in developing new ideas for its already strong coverage of a yearly event.”

 

SILVER – Staff Portfolio

Category 8Ja, Page Design, Staff Portfolio, Combination – The New York Times, USA

Judge’s Comments: “This collection of pages hits so many different notes: smart data visualization, excellent mapping, strong photojournalism, sophisticated typography. The range of visual treatments displays awesome visual dexterity throughout.”

 

SILVER – ‘Solitary Focus’

Category 9Ba, Special Coverage, Sports – The Plain Dealer, USA

Judge’s Comments: “There’s a lot of planning the thoughtfulness. It’s a cumulative thing … a body of work that is impressive.”

 

SILVER – ‘Rio Olympics’

Category 9Bb, Special Coverage, Summer Olympics in Rio – The Plain Dealer

Judge’s Comments: “The way they play photos is unreal. The event has already happened, so they give you something you haven’t already seen.”

 

SILVER – ‘Summer Olympics’

Category 9Bb, Special Coverage, Sports – Excelsior, Mexico

Judge’s Comments: “Clearly done by a team of people, but it looks like it was done by a single entity. The planning and precision was stunning.”

 

 

SILVER – ‘The Guardian’

Category 9Aa, Special Coverage, News – The Guardian, London, U.K.

Judge’s Comments: “An important topic and they manage to find an effective way to present 30-40 days. Love the combination of b/w photography and yellow throughout.”

 

SILVER – ‘True Shooting Guard’

Category 16Bc, Information Graphics, Non-Deadline Sports – Los Angeles Times, USA

Judge’s Comments: “I don’t know how they did it. All 30,000 shots of Kobe Bryant’s career! For the Laker fans, it’s invaluable.”

 

SILVER – ‘Medal Moves’

Category 16Bc, Informational Graphics, Non-Deadline Sports – The New York Times, USA

“The drawing style is elegant. Almost like watching a video. The details left both in and out are wonderful.”

 

SILVER – Staff Portfolio

Category 17F, Information Graphics, Multiple, Staff Portfolio – National Geographic, USA

Judge’s Comments: “It’s superb. Flawless. You can keep looking at it and looking at it, and it keeps being flawless…It makes me want to go look at every magazine these were in and look again.”

 

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About Katie Myrick Parks

is a digital designer at the Omaha World-Herald.

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