Print competition: Join us for an update; SND39 coordinator named

You may well be worn out, tired and bleary-eyed on Friday morning, but don’t let that stop you from joining the discussion around the Best of News Design. We’ll have coffee, and we’ll do the talking.

The annual public Print Competition Committee meeting is at 8 a.m. Friday, ahead of the busy final day of SNDCLT. Join me, along with SND38 coordinator Tim Parks and SND37 coordinator Andrea Zagata for a candid state of the competition summary.

While our move to St. Petersburg for SND38 in February was a logistical success, steps must be taken — and soon — to ensure 38 more successful years of the Best of News Design. We’ll talk about issues and answers as well as solicit member feedback on both the highs and lows of SND’s flagship competition. We’ll also share insight and an exclusive selection of winning entries from this year’s judging.

Chris Rukan named SND39 coordinator

The Best of News Design Creative Competition will return to St. Petersburg in February 2018 and will be led by Chris Rukan of the Washington Post. Full details will be shared during the competition committee meeting, but the important part is that Rukan is a competition veteran, having been a facilitator and judge as well as team leader for the intricate Category 20 that combines print and digital entries.

It has been more than 15 years since the coordinator hailed from the Post, and the committee is excited to work with and for Rukan over the next year.

The coordinator’s primary job is organizing the 27 judges who will deliberate the SND39 entries. If you are interested in judging, or wish to nominate a judge, you may do so right here, right now, or you may reach out to Crutchmer, Parks or Zagata in person at SNDCLT or you may e-mail Rukan directly.

See you bright and early Friday morning.

Josh Crutchmer
SND print competition committee chair

About Josh Crutchmer

is design and graphics editor at The Plain Dealer.

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