2010 Results

The Society for News Design reinvented its Best of Digital Design competition in 2010, and received more than 500 entries under the new format.

Sixty-five awards were given: 1 Gold & Best of Show, 15 Silver Awards, 4 Judges’ Special Recognition, 40 Awards of Excellence, and 5 World’s Best-Designed™ awards. Categories were judged by divisions based on average monthly page views.

Awards are listed here by category:
Breaking/Daily News [Single-subject project]
Breaking/Daily News [Planned coverage]
Features [Single-subject project]
Features [Coverage]
Information graphics [Breaking news]
Information graphics [Planned coverage]
Use of Multimedia
Mobile Experience
Tablet Magazine
Redesign
World’s Best-Designed™

Breaking/Daily News [Single-subject project]

Gold & Best in Show

1. The New York Times, Haiti Earthquake Coverage

Silver

2. The New York Times, Luge Crash at the Olympics

Award of Excellence

3. USA Today, Whistler officials move start to slow men’s luge
4. The New York Times, Southern California Wildfires
5. The New York Times, The Jobless Rate for People Like You

Breaking/Daily News [Planned coverage]

Award of Excellence

6. The New York Times, Investigating the Cause of the Deepwater Horizon Blowout
7. USA Today, Follow the day-by-day aftermath of the Haitian earthquake

Features [Single-subject project]

Silver

8. The Washington Post, Ian Shapira Facebook story
9. The New York Times, A Peek Into Netflix Queues
10. University of North Carolina, Powering a Nation

Award of Excellence

11. The New York Times, World Cup Facebook
12. The New York Times, World Cup Game Module
13. The New York Times, Fractions of a Second: An Olympic Musical
14. Tiziano | 360° Kurdistan, The Tiziano Project
15. Las Vegas Sun, Do No Harm: Hospital Care in Las Vegas
16. Syracuse University, Apart from War

Judges’ Special Recognition

17. ProPublica, For defining the design language of data-driven news apps

Features [Coverage]

Silver

18. Pictory, Pictory: New York City
19. The New York Times, Drawing Down, Moving Ahead

Award of Excellence

20. NPR, Black Hearts
21. The New York Times, New York Times: Lens
22. NPR, Residents, Church Vie For History-Rich Russian Isles
23. The New York Times, Scenes From A Ruined Boulevard
24. The Denver Post, Childhood poverty

Judges’ Special Recognition

25. Pictory, For its artful embrace of community-driven photo stories

Information graphics [Breaking news]

Silver

26. The New York Times, Census Interactive Graphics

Award of Excellence

27. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Adults With College Degrees in the U.S., by County
28. ProPublica, Dialysis Facility Tracker

Information graphics [Planned coverage]

Silver

29. The New York Times, Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget
30. The New York Times, World Trade Center, Ground Zero

Award of Excellence

31. Syracuse University, Apart from War: Jerry’s Cabin
32. Northwestern University, How the dorms dropped frat bids 2011
33. Las Vegas Sun, Do No Harm: The Human Cost
34. The New York Times, Turning a corner?
35. NPR, A Web of GOP Influence

Judges’ Special Recognition

36. The New York Times, For its explanatory motion graphics

Use of Multimedia

Silver

37. The New York Times, Olympics Coverage
38. The New York Times, The Destruction in Port-au-Prince
39. The Globe and Mail, Behind the Veil
40. Los Angeles Times, Caught in the crossfire
41. The New York Times, Mariano Rivera Pitching

Award of Excellence

42. The Washington Post, Cost of War: Coming home a different person
43. NPR, Forgotten Ship: A lifesaving mission as Saigon Fell
44. The New York Times, Held by the Taliban
45. NPR, WASP: Women with Wings in WWII
46. The New York Times, Oil Spill: Escape from Deepwater Horizon
47. The New York Times, Inside the private equity game
48. San Jose Mercury News, Torn Apart
49. The Oregonian, How to buy a cowboy hat
50. Berliner Morgenpost, 20 Years after the Wall
51. Council on Foreign Relations, Crisis Guide: Pakistan
52. University of North Carolina, Powering a Nation
53. University of North Carolina, Living Galapagos: Battle for Balance
54. Syracuse University, Apart from War

Judges’ Special Recognition

55. NPR, For experimentation and eager embrace of new platforms

Mobile Experience

Silver

56. NPR, NPR News for iPhone

Tablet Magazine

Award of Excellence

57. NPR, NPR for iPad

Redesign

Award of Excellence

58. The New York Times, The Opinion Pages
59. NPR, NPR Music
60. Chicago Tribune, TribLocal

World’s Best-Designed™

61. CNN, News Web Site (CNN.com)
62. CNN, News App (CNN for iPad)
63. The Globe and Mail
64. The Guardian, Mobile App
65. NPR, NPR for iPad

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