2011 Results

The Best of Digital Design competition received 470 entries for the 2011 competition year. Two portfolio categories were introduced: Individual and Organizational, as were categories for Special Events and Continuous Use.

Eighty-three awards were given: 2 Gold Medals, 8 Silver Medals, 69 Awards of Excellence, 3 Judges’ Special Recognitions, and 1 World’s Best-Designed™ award. 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]
Breaking/Daily News [Non-planned coverage]
Features [Single-subject project]
Special Events
Continuous Use [Section or topic]
Mobile Experience
Tablet Magazine
Redesign
Portfolios [Individual]
Portfolios [Organization]
World’s Best-Designed™

Breaking/Daily News [Single-subject project]

Award of Excellence

1. The New York Times, Ground Zero Now
2. NPR, Japan and Haiti: Picturing the Unimaginable
3. The Washington Post, Under Suspicion: Voices about Muslims in America
4. La Informacion, Madrid to Barcelona
5. The Boston Globe, Trial excerpts: Getting to ‘not guilty’
6. Council on Foreign Relations, Crisis Guide: Iran
7. El (Quito) Comercio, 30-S Insubordinacion Policial

Breaking/Daily News [Planned coverage]

Gold

8. The New York Times, The 9/11 Tapes: The Story in the Air

Silver

9. The Boston Globe, Results of the Globe’s fish testing

Award of Excellence

10. The Boston Globe, Bobby Valentine’s Red Sox era begins with optimism
11. The Boston Globe, Two localities are worlds apart
12. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Where Does Your Freshman Class Come From?
13. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Executive Compensation at Private Colleges
14. La Informacion, Calendario laboral 2012
15. ProPublica, The Opportunity Gap
16. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Empty cradles
17. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Both Sides of the Law
18. Omaha World-Herald, Curbwise.com
19. The New York Times, Steve Jobs’s Patents
20. The New York Times, It’s All Connected: An Overview of the Euro Crisis
21. The New York Times, A History of the Detainee Population
22. The New York Times, Mapping the Nation’s Well-being
23. The New York Times, If Someone Made a City
24. The New York Times, Map of Damage from the Japanese Earthquake
25. The New York Times, How Many Households Are Like Yours?
26. The New York Times, What’s Your Economic Outlook?
27. The New York Times, Rock-Paper-Scissors: You v. the Computer
28. The New York Times, Browse: Where Were You on 9/11
29. The New York Times, The Van Dusens Through History
30. The New York Times, Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census
31. The Washington Post, 2011 U.S. Open: How the Course has Played
32. The Washington Post, A global look at cardiac risk factors
33. WNYC, SchoolBook
34. University of Miami, Prescribing addiction (no link available)
35. Universidad del Desarrollo de Chile, Vida Sustentable

Breaking/Daily News [Non-planned coverage]

Award of Excellence

36. The New York Times, Speed and spin: Nadal’s lethal forehand
37. The New York Times, Coming Out
38. The New York Times, Sweet Sounds of Science
39. The New York Times, How Osama bin Laden Was Located and Killed
40. The New York Times, Panoramas of Joplin Before and After the Tornado
41. The New York Times, Flooding, Power Failures, Rainfall and Damage From Hurricane Irene
42. The New York Times, The Death of a Terrorist: A Turning Point?
43. Syracuse University, El Nuevo Normal
44. Columbia Missourian, Student Veterans
45. RIA Novosti, The Kolskaya drilling rig accident in the Sea of Okhotsk

Features [Single-subject project]

Gold

46. The New York Times, At the Metropolitan Museum, a New Wing, a New Vista

Silver

47. NPR, Visualizing How a Population Grows to 7 Billion
48. The New York Times, The Marathon Route’s Evolving Neighborhoods
49. University of North Carolina, Coal: A Love Story

Judges’ Special Recognition

50. Roanoke Times, for overall creativity

Special Events

Silver

51. The New York Times, The Reckoning
52. The New York Times, The Oscars

Award of Excellence

53. National Post, Forty Fords
54. National Post, The Long Road
55. La Informacion, Spanish elections
56. La Informacion, Panoramas
57. The Boston Globe, Getting In: Navigating Boston’s school assignment maze
58. The New York Times, Spreading Revolution
59. The New York Times, Thanksgiving Help Line
60. The New York Times, Punched Out
61. The Washington Post, 2011 U.S. Open: How Congressional has played
62. The Washington Post, 2011 U.S. Open: Hole-By-Hole

Continuous Use [Section or topic]

Award of Excellence

63. La Informacion, Graphic News
64. The New York Times, Debate Dashboard
65. WNYC, SchoolBook
66. NPR, Infinite Player
67. NPR, NPR music

Mobile Experience

Award of Excellence

68. ProPublica, ProPublica Mobile Experience
69. The Washington Post, The Washington Post for Android App
70. The Washington Post, DC Going out guide
71. RedEye, RedEye Mobile Application
72. Asahi Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun Digital
73. Flud, Flud

Tablet Magazine

Award of Excellence

74. National Geographic, 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic
75. Svenska Dagbladet, Svd Insikt
76. The Guardian, Guardian iPad edition
77. Flud, Flud

Redesign

Judges’ Special Recognition

78. Chicago Now, for reductive, adaptive design

Portfolios [Individual]

Silver

79. The Boston Globe, Tom Giratikanon Individual Portfolio

Award of Excellence

80. La Informacion, Chiqui Esteban Individual Portfolio

Portfolios [Organization]

Silver

81. The New York Times, The New York Times Portfolio

World’s Best-Designed™ & JSR

82 & 83. The Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com

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