2013 Results

Entries approached 700 for the 2013 competition year of The Best of Digital Design. Judges gave 243 awards: 2 Gold Medals, 12 Silver Medals, 225 Awards of Excellence, and 4 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 [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
Portfolios [Individual]
Portfolios [Organization]
World’s Best-Designed™

Breaking/Daily News [Single-subject project]

Award of Excellence

1. The New York Times, The Voting Blocs of New York City
2. The New York Times, Mapping the Destruction of Typhoon Haiyan
3. The New York Times, Before and After: 360° Views From Moore, Okla.
4. The Wall Street Journal, An Education in School Choice in New Orleans
5. VG Nett, The fairy tale of the Soria Moria government
6. NPR, Zoom In On Oklahoma Tornado Damage
7. National Geographic, The Price of Precious, October 2013
8. O Globo, Especial: G1 refaz a rota de ‘Bye Bye Brasil’ – Capítulo Piranhas
9. Folha de São Paulo, Battle of Belo Monte
10. Estadão, The path of Pope Francisco, from Argentina to Brazil
11. Dallas Morning News, Campaign ’60: JFK’s Lost Dallas Motorcade
12. Clarín, Messi a los 26
13. Gulf News, Dubai Creek bids for Unesco World Heritage Site status

Breaking/Daily News [Data project]

Award of Excellence

14. The Washington Post, Why do the Supreme Court’s decisions on gay marriage matter to you?
15. The Washington Post, Where the effects of the shutdown are felt in the U.S.
16. The New York Times, The Mayoral Primaries
17. The New York Times, Mapping Uninsured Americans
18. Los Angeles Times, Map: L.A. mayoral election results
19. Los Angeles Times, L.A.’s Political Calculus: The 2013 Race for Mayor
20. VG Nett, The kindergarten project
21. NPR, Zoom In On Oklahoma Tornado Damage
22. The Globe and Mail, Which federal departments are facing the biggest cuts?
23. Clarín, Elecciones 2013: Resultados
24. Chicago Tribune, Chicagoland Sirens: Public Safety Information
25. The Boston Globe, Inaugural language
26. Berliner Morgenpost, Berlin Election Map 2013
27. The Associated Press, Syrian Civil War

Breaking/Daily News [Planned coverage]

Silver

28. National Geographic, The Serengeti Lion

Award of Excellence

29. Estadão, Paladar Especial – Ovos de Pascoa
30. Estadão, Paladar Especial – Bacalhau
31. Estadão, Inside the Imperial Crypt
32. Estadão, Imperial Family – A New History
33. Estadão, Cup draw
34. Estadão, Copa do Mundo de 2014
35. The New York Times, The Mayoral Primaries
36. The New York Times, How de Blasio Turned Conventional Wisdom on Its Head
37. The New York Times, Election 2013
38. The New York Times, Election 2013
39. Clarín, Elecciones Legislativas 2013
40. Clarín, Elecciones 2013: Resultados
41. Clarín, 30 años de democracia
42. National Geographic, National Geographic Year in Review
43. VG Nett, The assassination of John F. Kennedy – Live
44. San Jose Mercury News, How Tech Redefines Us
45. Chicago Tribune, Chicago Tribune Crime Coverage
46. Minnesota Public Radio, Same-sex marriage in Minnesota

Breaking/Daily News [Non-planned coverage]

Silver

47. The New York Times, Boston Marathon coverage
48. The Boston Globe, Marathon bombing: BostonGlobe.com homepage

Award of Excellence

49. The New York Times, The Back and Forth Over the Shutdown and Debt Ceiling
50. The New York Times, Site of the Explosions at the Boston Marathon
51. The New York Times, A Painful Mix of Fire, Wind and Questions
52. The New York Times, A Moment from the Boston Marathon Bombing
53. The Boston Globe, Boston Globe Marathon bombing coverage

Features [Single-subject project]

Gold

54. NPR, Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt

Silver

55. National Geographic, Last Song, July 2013

Award of Excellence

56. The New York Times, The Refugees
57. The New York Times, A Painful Mix of Fire, Wind and Questions
58. The New York Times, Stories of Life in High-Rises
59. The New York Times, Reshaping New York
60. The New York Times, Red Carpet Project
61. The New York Times, Mapping the Destruction of Typhoon Haiyan
62. The New York Times, Invisible Child
63. The New York Times, Gun Country
64. The New York Times, Faces of Breast Cancer
65. The Boston Globe, The Fall of the House of Tsarnaev
66. The Boston Globe, Possible friendly-fire shooting investigated
67. The Boston Globe, Driven to the Edge
68. The Boston Globe, Dreamtown Finder: Massachusetts town search calculator
69. The Boston Globe, 50 years of Stanley Cup rings
70. National Geographic, Rising Seas, September 2013
71. National Geographic, The Price of Precious, October 2013
72. National Geographic, Lions of the Serengeti, August 2013
73. The Wall Street Journal, Trials: A Fight to Save Kids and Change Science
74. The Wall Street Journal, The Crossing
75. The Wall Street Journal, Borderlands: Lives upended by a year of conflict
76. NPR, Previously, On ‘Arrested Development’
77. NPR, NPR’s Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013′s Great Reads
78. The Washington Post, What ‘Fox Guy’ had to teach us
79. The Washington Post, Deconstructing the International Space Station
80. O Globo, VC Convoca (You are the coach)
81. O Globo, Maracanã – History of a Stadium
82. Dallas Morning News, Dog Daze of Summer
83. Dallas Morning News, Big Tex Half-Million-Dollar Man
84. The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Science of Hatred
85. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Bounced Around
86. Chicago Tribune, His Saving Grace
87. Chicago Tribune, Broken Bonds
88. Los Angeles Times, Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants
89. The Globe and Mail, Is Canada’s future in the North?
90. University of North Carolina, Over Water Under Fire
91. Northwestern University, North by Northwestern Housing Guide
92. The Missourian, 100 Ages – A Century of Voices
93. ProPublica, Overdose: Use Only As Directed
94. ProPublica, China’s Memory Hole: The Images Erased From Sina Weibo
95. Die Uhrtickt, The clock is ticking
96. Radio Canada, Brossard Chinatown
97. Pitchfork, Cover Story: Daft Punk
98. La Nacion, X-Air Challenge – Puntarenas 2013
99. Asahi Shimbun, A Walk-Through of Setouchi Triennale ‘Ibukijima’

Features [Data project]

Silver

100. The New York Times, What’s the Right Call on Fourth Down? Ask This Robot

Award of Excellence

101. The New York Times, Your Biking Wisdom in 10 Words
102. The New York Times, Where Poor and Uninsured Americans Live
103. The New York Times, The Formula Behind the Voting Rights Act
104. The New York Times, Strikeouts on the Rise
105. The New York Times, New FEMA Flood Insurance Maps for New Jersey
106. The New York Times, Money on the Bench
107. The New York Times, Kepler’s Tally of Planets
108. The New York Times, In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters
109. The New York Times, How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk
110. The New York Times, Girls Lead in Science Exam, but Not in the United States
111. The New York Times, For Eli Manning, 150 Games and Counting
112. The New York Times, Dissecting a Trailer: The Parts of the Film That Make the Cut
113. The New York Times, Across U.S. Companies, Tax Rates Vary Greatly
114. The New York Times, A Nation of Wineries
115. The Washington Post, Washington: A world apart
116. The Washington Post, Virginia gubernatorial election results
117. The Washington Post, The perks of politics: A decade of gift-giving
118. The Washington Post, The Black Budget
119. The Washington Post, Shots heard around the District
120. The Washington Post, Sea of steel
121. The Washington Post, A year of loss
122. The Wall Street Journal, WSJ’s Wireless Savings Calculator
123. The Wall Street Journal, The Fall and Rise of One Subprime Mortgage Bond
124. The Wall Street Journal, College Cost Calculator
125. Reuters, Nobel Laureates
126. Reuters, Connections Count
127. Reuters, Connected China
128. The Boston Globe, From Churchill to Oprah: the evolution of college commencement speakers
129. The Boston Globe, A warm year for Boston in 2012
130. The Boston Globe, A night in the life of a cabbie
131. Los Angeles Times, MLB: Can money buy baseball glory?
132. Los Angeles Times, Concrete Risks – Many older L.A. buildings could collapse in an earthquake
133. The Globe and Mail, The data behind R.A. Dickey
134. The Globe and Mail, Proof that young adults have it worse than 30 years ago
135. The Chronicle of Higher Education, Foundation Support for Higher Education Shares Goals, Recipients
136. The Chronicle of Higher Education, College Reality Check
137. USA Today, The Untold Story of America’s Mass Killings
138. NPR, Playgrounds For Everyone
139. ProPublica, Where Congress Stands on Guns
140. ProPublica, Prescriber Checkup
141. ProPublica, China’s Memory Hole: The Images Erased From Sina Weibo
142. 89.3 KPCC, KPCC Fire Tracker

Features [Coverage]

Silver

143. The New York Times, The New York Times Mayoral Candidates

Award of Excellence

144. The Washington Post, Refuge: 18 stories from the Syrian exodus
145. The Washington Post, Left with nothing
146. The Washington Post, Destination Unknown
147. The New York Times, The Lives They Lived & Loved
148. The New York Times, Paying Til It Hurts series
149. Reuters, Inside America’s underground market for adopted children
150. Los Angeles Times, The Manhunt for Christopher Dorner
151. The Globe and Mail, How income inequality hurts every Canadian

Use of Multimedia

Gold

152. The Guardian, NSA Files: Decoded

Silver

153. San Diego Union-Tribune, How California restricts assault rifles
154. The Guardian, Firestorm: The story of the bushfire at Dunalley
155. NPR, Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt

Award of Excellence

156. The New York Times, Tomato Can Blues
157. The New York Times, The Russia Left Behind
158. The New York Times, The Jockey
159. The New York Times, The Higgs
160. The New York Times, The 46 places to go in 2013
161. The New York Times, Riding the New Silk Road
162. The New York Times, Nadal’s Knee
163. The New York Times, Mars Rover
164. The New York Times, Front Row to Fashion Week
165. The New York Times, Finding the Quiet City
166. The New York Times, Essential Thanksgiving
167. The New York Times, China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities
168. The New York Times, A Game of Shark and Minnow
169. The Washington Post, The perils of Great Falls
170. The Washington Post, Shots heard around the District
171. The Washington Post, Cycling’s Road Forward
172. The Washington Post, Bryce Harper: A swing of beauty
173. The Wall Street Journal, Trials: A Fight to Save Kids and Change Science
174. The Wall Street Journal, The Lobotomy Files
175. The Wall Street Journal, Borderlands: Lives upended by a year of conflict
176. San Diego Union-Tribune, Touring the new Central Library
177. San Diego Union-Tribune, Library by the numbers
178. O Globo, Toca a bola (Play the ball)
179. O Globo, Messi + Neymar
180. O Globo, Especial: Guerra Na Selva
181. VG Nett, The government solitaire game
182. VG Nett, The crown prince’s celebrity party
183. Reuters, Connected China
184. The Plain Dealer, The 90-Second Know-It-All Project
185. National Geographic, The Serengeti Lion
186. Los Angeles Times, The L.A. Aqueduct at 100
187. (Lisbon) Público, Floresta em Perigo
188. The Globe and Mail, How income inequality hurts every Canadian
189. Dallas Morning News, History of the Zapruder Film
190. Dagbladet, Dagbladet Pluss
191. The Boston Globe, Full Boston Marathon Bombing Video – User Stories
192. Times of Oman, Qahwa Arabeya
193. RIA Novosti, International Multimedia Press Center
194. Radio Canada, #BANLIEUELANUIT
195. La Nacion (Costa Rica), Banda patriótica del 15 de setiembre
196. Minnesota Public Radio, Hey Minneapolis, still don’t get ranked-choice voting? Here’s a guide
197. Cromos, Revista Cromos
198. Asahi Shimbun, A Walk-Through of Setouchi Triennale ‘Ibukijima’

Special Events

Award of Excellence

199. National Geographic, National Geographic Year in Review

Continuous Use [Section or topic]

Award of Excellence

200. The New York Times, Runway Collections
201. The New York Times, iPad App Redesign for iOS7
202. Politiken, MAGASINET
203. National Geographic, Your Shot
204. Los Angeles Times, California Cookbook
205. Dagbladet, Dagbladet Pluss longform article template
206. Chicago Tribune, Chicago Homicides and Chicago Shootings
207. The Boston Globe, The history of same-sex marriage in the US, 1970 to now
208. Narratively, Narratively

Tablet Magazine

Award of Excellence

209. National Geographic, The Last Chase, November 2013
210. National Geographic, The Price of Precious, October 2013
211. National Geographic, Rising Seas, September 2013
212. National Geographic, Lions of the Serengeti, August 2013
213. National Geographic, Last Song, July 2013
214. National Geographic, New Oil Landscape, March 2013
215. The Denver Post, Garden Colorado
216. The Denver Post, Colorado Ski Guide 2013-14
217. The Denver Post, Beer Guide
218. The Denver Post, 10 Things: Where to dine now in Denver and Boulder
219. Dallas Morning News, JFK Assassination, The Reporters’ Notes iBook
220. Dagens Industri, Di Weekend Krogguide
221. Cromos, Revista Cromos

Portfolios [Individual]

Award of Excellence

222. The Boston Globe, Chiqui Esteban Individual Portfolio
223. The Boston Globe, Alvin Chang Individual Portfolio
224. El Mundo, David Alameda Individual Portfolio
225. Chicago Tribune, Aly Morris Individual Portfolio
226. ProPublica, Lena Groeger Individual Portfolio
227. ProPublica, Al Shaw Individual Portfolio
228. AZ Today, Adrienne Hapanowicz Individual Portfolio

Portfolios [Organization]

Silver

229. The Washington Post, The Washington Post long-form presentation portfolio
230. The Washington Post, The Washington Post interactive stories portfolio
231. The New York Times, The New York Times Digital Portfolio

Award of Excellence

232. The Washington Post, Tablet panels design
233. National Geographic, Organization Portfolio 1
234. National Geographic, Organization Portfolio 2
235. Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times – Project Portfolio 2013
236. Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Digital Portfolio
237. San Diego Union-Tribune, U-T Sunday Magazine cover design portfolio
238. The Boston Globe, Boston Globe Digital Portfolio
239. ProPublica, ProPublica Digital Portfolio
240. AZ Today, AZ Magazine Digital Portfolio

World’s Best-Designed™

241. WNYC for iPhone
242. The New York Times
243. Nautilus
244. Al Jazeera America for iPhone

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