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The Cleveland Plain Dealer bid to host SND's annual workshop in 2012.

Cleveland will rock 2012 SND Annual Workshop

Come to the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, Superman, Iron Chef Michael Symon and John D. Rockefeller’s empire for what promises to be a rockin’ workshop.

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The judges and facilitators of the 32nd edition of The Best of News Design™ at Syracuse University (Photo by Michael Whitley)

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: 32nd edition of the competition is complete

At the conclusion of three very long days of judging at Syracuse University (the 22nd time it was hosted here), the Best of News Design™ print competition is now complete. A total of 10,515 entries were submitted this year in categories 2-19, resulting in 831 award winners. They were reviewed and selected by a panel of 21 U.S. and international judges. What follows is an UNOFFICIAL break-down of the winners. (The database of winners still needs to be reviewed, proofed and finalized in the coming days. It will be posted officially on www.SND.org as soon as possible).

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Karaoke

Raising our glee — and mon-ee — for SNDF

Many people started out the night insisting that they would not sing. By the time things wrapped up, most of them had succumbed to the coaxing of the crowd. As the last seconds of the Super Bowl ticked away, SND Karaoke Night kicked off to raise money for the SND Foundation. We collected $2,344 in donations with about $1,700 more in pledges.

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Matt Erickson is living on a prayer at a previous SND Foundation Karaoke Night.

IT’S KARAOKE NIGHT: Challenge your friends from your own couch

You can donate through PayPal and help fund a new paid internship for a student and a publication or website.

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Small papers, big ideas

What can you learn from these small paper pages? A lot.

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The Los Angeles Times' Michael Whitley helps us see the scale of the Excelsior entry

TREND WATCH: Mega pages blanket the competition

Over the years we’ve seen some interesting composited posters — entries made up of many pages, that together form a larger whole. They’ve taken many shapes — long horizontals, illustrated life-size Michael Jordans (circa 1998), and even a 60-piece hand-drawn installment project from China chronicling the 60 years leading up to last year’s anniversary (2010 [...]

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TypePages

What ‘type’ of design is this?

Typography takes the spotlight on these pages from the opinion pages category.

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SNDF president Denise Reagan kicks off the student symposium at Syracuse University's Newhouse School

Live from Syracuse… the SND Student Symposium

Don’t miss the live blogging and streaming video of three three sessions by Steve Cavendish, Tim Parks, Denise M. Reagan and Andrea Zagata.

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Free SND Syracuse Student Symposium on Feb. 4

The program will feature four professional speakers and will be live blogged and video streamed courtesy of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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SND Photo Illo Throwdown winners reveal their work process

SND asked people to show off their sick Photoshop skills. And now three celebrity judges have chosen the winners.
Kirk Montgomery, Albert Lee and Troy Oxford show their Photoshop wizardry and share the inspirations that netted them fame and glory in the competition.

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Recipients of student travel grants to Denver workshop announced

This year 10 students will receive free student registration and $500 toward travel and hotel expenses.

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Donate items for SND Foundation Silent Auction in Denver

Unique artwork, gift certificates for services (illustrations, consulting, etc.), collectibles, prints from your paper’s historical archives, photographs, autographed memorabilia from sports teams (World Cup, anyone?), media company promotional items, etc.

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Sisi Wei

Northwestern’s Sisi Wei named SND Foundation Scholarship winner

A panel of seven SND leaders selected Wei for the $2,000 award based on her thoughtful answers to two essay questions, the quality of her portfolio, her professor’s recommendation and her strong grade point average.

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Support SND Foundation programs by purchasing a unique calendar

You can buy a day of the year to display your event, and you can pre-order your calendar today!

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Attention students: Apply for travel grant or scholarship from SND Foundation

Each travel grant pays $720 toward attending the Annual Workshop in Denver. Travel grant applications are due May 29. The SNDF Scholarship is $2,000. Scholarship applications are due June 12.

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GOLD: Compelling illustrations portray rapists and their victims

The features judges gave this series of illustrations depicting rapists and their victims a gold medal. They recognized how difficult a topic this is to tackle. Most publications would play it safe, but this one walked the line in tackling this concept with a visceral edge.

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