2012 Results

In 2012 the Best of Digital Design competition grew to a record 600 entries. Judges gave out 180 awards, including: 5 Gold Medals, 19 Silver Medals, 152 Awards of Excellence, 1 Judges’ Special Recognition, and 3 World’s Best-Designed™ awards.

Awards are listed here by category:
Breaking/Daily News [Single-subject project]
Breaking/Daily News [Data project]
Breaking/Daily News [Planned coverage]
Breaking/Daily News [Non-planned coverage]
Features [Single-subject project]
Features [Data project]
Features [Coverage]
Use of Multimedia
Special Events
Continuous Use [Section or topic]
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, How Mariano Rivers Compares to Baseball’s Best Closers
2. The New York Times, Gabby Douglas’s Balance Beam Dismount
3. The New York Times, Obama’s Diverse Base of Support
4. The New York Times, The 2012 Money Race Compare the Candidates
5. VG Nett, Breivik Trial Participants
6. VG Nett, The Government Quarter — One Year After
7. VG Nett, 5 million Norwegians
8. The Washington Post, A Close Call at Reagan National Airport
9. O Globo, Fluminense – Brazilian Soccer League
10. Folha de São Paulo, 100 meters in 100 years
11. Dallas Morning News, Their First Four Years
12. The Boston Globe, Visualizing the Presidential Debate
13. ???, How Obama Won Re-election

Breaking/Daily News [Data project]

Silver

14. The New York Times, Over the Decades, How States Have Shifted
15. The Wall Street Journal, Grading the Teachers

Award of Excellence

16. The New York Times, The Best and Worst Countries in the Medal Count
17. The New York Times, The World Records That Fell
18. The Wall Street Journal, Murder in America
19. VG Nett, Brannbil-Norge (Fire Truck Emergency)
20. Los Angeles Times, How fast is the LAFD where you live?
21. O Globo, Public attendance at 2012 Brazillian Soccer League
22. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Comparing Campaign Contributions to Committees

Breaking/Daily News [Planned coverage]

Silver

23. Indianapolis Star, 49 miles, 49 minutes

Award of Excellence

24. VG Nett, VG Direkte (“VG Live”)
25. VG Nett, My July 22nd
26. VG Nett, Breivik trial. The main participants
27. VG Nett, The coverage of 22.07. The trial against Anders Behring Breivik
28. The New York Times, Who’s Hurt by the Fiscal Impasse? You Decide
29. The New York Times, How the Court Could Rule on the Health Care Law
30. The New York Times, What Could Disappear
31. Indianapolis Star, Carmel TIF loophole
32. The Wall Street Journal, Grading the Teachers
33. University of North Carolina, 100 Gallons

Breaking/Daily News [Non-planned coverage]

Silver

34. The Washington Post, Remembering the victims

Award of Excellence

35. The New York Times, Sandy Non-Planned Coverage
36. The New York Times, A Survey of the Flooding in N.Y.C. After the Hurricane
37. The New York Times, How the National Rifle Association Rates Lawmakers
38. The New York Times, One Report, Diverging Perspectives
39. The New York Times, Events Leading to the Shooting of Trayvon Martin
40. The New York Times, Attack on the American Mission in Benghazi, Libya

Features [Single-subject project]

Gold

41. The New York Times, Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

Silver

42. The New York Times, Build a Pop Song
43. The New York Times, Signing Science
44. The New York Times, Lolo Jones, Cleared for Takeoff
45. The New York Times, The iPhone Economy
46. The New York Times, The Electoral Map – Presidential Race Ratings and Swing States
47. The New York Times, 512 Paths to the White House
48. NPR, Lost And Found: Discover A Black-And-White Era In Full Color

Award of Excellence

49. The New York Times, New York Fashion Week Designer Playlists
50. The New York Times, 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow
51. The New York Times, Summer Drinks
52. The New York Times, For Software, Cracks in the Patent System
53. The New York Times, One With the Water
54. The New York Times, The Toughest Vault for Female Gymnasts
55. The New York Times, A Simple Bicycle Race
56. The New York Times, Scratch the Surface, Two Picassos Revealed
57. The New York Times, Racing Against History
58. The New York Times, Four Ways to Slice Obama’s 2013 Budget Proposal
59. The New York Times, Where the Heat and the Thunder Hit Their Shots
60. The New York Times, Angry Birds, Farmville and Other Hyper-addictive “Stupid Games”
61. The New York Times, One Race, Every Medalist Ever
62. NPR, The Highwaymen
63. NPR, The Undecided
64. NPR, Election 2012
65. The Washington Post, Rescue and Recovery: Virginia Tech five years later
66. The Washington Post, Dance of Life
67. The Washington Post, Postcards from Occupy D.C.
68. USA Today, USA Today Candidate Match
69. National Geographic, Cheetahs on the Edge, November issue
70. El Mundo, 75th anniversary Hindenburg’s accident
71. Denver Post, Heroin in Denver: Angel’s story
72. Dallas Morning News, Lost Dallas
73. Chronicle of Higher Education, The Education of Dasmine Cathey
74. Boston Globe, Patriots play predictor
75. El Comercio, Huella Ambiental
76. El Comercio, Sexo a la venta
77. University of North Carolina, Every Drop | Powering A Nation
78. University of North Carolina, What Does 100 Gallons Cost? | Powering A Nation

Features [Data project]

Gold

79. The Washington Post, Homicides in the District

Silver

80. ProPublica, Nursing Home Inspect
81. ProPublica, Pipeline Safety Tracker
82. The New York Times, United States of Subsidies

Award of Excellence

83. The Washington Post, A Close-up Look at Congressional Wealth
84. The Washington Post, 2012 Election Map: The Race for the Presidency
85. The Washington Post, How Long Will We Live — and How Well?
86. The Washington Post, Capitol Assets
87. ProPublica, The Great Migration and Beyond
88. VG Nett, Brannbil-Norge (Fire Truck Emergency)
89. VG Nett, 5 million Norwegians
90. USA Today, 2012 Election: Presidential Poll Tracker
91. USA Today, Where the Jobs Are
92. NPR, Dried Out: Confronting the Texas Drought
93. NPR, Fire Forecast
94. Indianapolis Star, Indy Crime Watchers
95. Indianapolis Star, Test of Luck
96. Chronicle of Higher Education, Who Does Your College Think its Peers Are?
97. Chronicle of Higher Education, College competition: Who graduates, who doesn’t, and why it matters
98. The Spokesman-Review, Local Guides
99. Soundsnips, Soundsnips
100. The Wall Street Journal, Political Moneyball
101. National Geographic, Billion-dollar Weather, September Issue
102. Chicago Tribune, Crime in Chicago

Features [Coverage]

Silver

103. The Boston Globe, 68 blocks: Life, Death, Hope

Award of Excellence

104. Los Angeles Times, Standing Up: Davien’s Story
105. Los Angeles Times, Beyond 7 Billion
106. Los Angeles Times, Dying for relief | A Times Investigation
107. O Globo, Santos Football Club Centenary
108. O Globo, 23 Samurais (FIFA World Club Cup in Japan)
109. The Washington Post, Campaign Finance Explorer
110. The Sunday Times, Diamond Jubilee coverage
111. StoriesFrom, StoriesFrom
112. Ria Novosti, 1812: War and Peace. A New Look
113. ProPublica, Drones Graphics
114. The New York Times, Thanksgiving Extended Coverage
115. El Mundo, The Rolling Stones: 50 Years On The Road

Use of Multimedia

Gold

116. The New York Times, Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

Silver

117. USA Today, Ghost Factories: Smelting and Lead Contamination
118. The New York Times, Video of First Debate Between Obama and Romney

Award of Excellence

119. NPR, Planet Money iPhone app
120. NPR, BoomTown
121. NPR, Getting By, Getting Ahead: Voices of the New Hampshire Economy
122. NPR, Lost and Found: The amazing story of Charles Cushman in full color
123. NPR, In Memoriam
124. The New York Times, The Hollywood Issue: Wide-Awake
125. The New York Times, This Land
126. USA Today, Trayvon Martin Zimmerman Case | A Multimedia Exploration
127. O Globo, São Silvestre X-Ray – Everything about the 15km race
128. O Globo, ‘Libertados’ – A graphic novel
129. San Diego Union-Tribune, Health Care 911
130. Popular Mechanics, Popular Mechanics iPad Edition
131. The Wall Street Journal, Year in Photos 2012
132. National Geographic, Birds of Paradise, December issue
133. La Nacion (Costa Rica), Costa Rica al Natural
134. Men’s Health, Men’s Health iPad edition
135. Dallas Morning News, Lost Dallas
136. The Boston Globe, Faces and voices of Bowdoin-Geneva
137. VG Nett, The government quarter – one year after
138. University of North Carolina, Living Galapagos
139. University of North Carolina, 100 gallons | Powering a Nation
140. University of North Carolina, Port City Stories | Carolina Photo Journalism
141. The Washington Post, Say What transcript player
142. The Washington Post, Liberty through the lens
143. The Washington Post, What’s at Stake on Super Tuesday?
144. The Washington Post, Best of the Post 2012

Special Events

Gold

145. The New York Times, Olympics Home Page

Silver

146. The New York Times, Olympic Graphics Portfolio

Award of Excellence

147. The New York Times, The Lively Morgue
148. The New York Times, New York Times Election Before Portfolio
149. The New York Times, New York Times Election Results Portfolio
150. The New York Times, NYT Live Election Coverage
151. The Washington Post, Elections Portfolio
152. The Washington Post, 2012 Olympic Washington Post Portfolio
153. The Sunday Times, Paralympic Games
154. The Sunday Times, 2012 Olympic Games Coverage
155. USA Today, USA Today Election 2012 Coverage
156. O Globo, O Globo a Mais

Continuous Use [Section or topic]

Judges’ Special Recognition

157. ProPublica, For building StateFace, a simple, lightweight tool

Tablet Magazine

Award of Excellence

158. Los Angeles Times, SoCal Coseups – twelve part magazine app
159. Denver Post, Ski Guide
160. Dallas Morning News, Choosing Thomas
161. The Washington Post, Washington Post Mobile Site

Redesign

Gold

162. USA Today, USA Today.com Reimagined

Award of Excellence

163. NPR, NPR Responsive Story and Blog Page Redesign
164. Vivelo Hoy, Vivelo Hoy Redesign
165. RIA Novosti, ria.ru Redesign
166. CNN, CNN iPhone App Redesign

Portfolios [Individual]

Award of Excellence

167. The Washington Post, Sisi Wei Individual Portfolio
168. The Washington Post, Wilson Andrews Individual Portfolio
169. The Boston Globe, Monica Ulmanu Individual Portfolio
170. The Boston Globe, Alvin Chang Individual Portfolio
171. ProPublica, Lena Groeger Individual Portfolio

Portfolios [Organization]

Silver

172. The New York Times, New York Times Graphics Portfolio

Award of Excellence

173. The Washington Post, Washington Post Graphics 2012
174. The Washington Post, Washington Post Mobile Portfolio
175. The New York Times, The New York Times Design Portfolio
176. San Diego Union-Tribune, U-T Sunday Magazine for the iPad
177. ProPublica, ProPublica Organizational Portfolio

World’s Best-Designed™

178. SB Nation, sbnation.com
179. The Guardian, The Guardian and Observer Daily Edition
180. Lenta.ru, lenta.ru

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