Society of News Design

Best of Multimedia Design

Unveiling the 36th edition covers

Congratulations and a big thank you to Ismael and Karen Sandiego, and Adonis Durado and Winie Ariany, whose submissions have been chosen as the cover designs for the 36th Edition Best of News Design book, to be published and sent to members this fall. Ismael and Karen designed the newspaper-quilt cover at left, which will […]

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SND Best of Digital: Competition site now up

Enter the Society for News Design’s annual Best of Digital Design Competition, highlighting the best digital stories, websites, mobile and tablet apps of 2014.

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Introducing the cover of the SND34 Best of News Design book

The masses – and by that I mean 1,125 of you – have spoken, and entry No. 24, designed by Osama Aljawish, will grace the cover of the 34th annual SND Best of News Design book. Congratulations to Mr. Aljawish and to all the artists who submitted such an incredible array of choices. Cover No. […]

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It’s down to 5 finalists: Vote on the cover of SND’s next Best of News Design book

We started with dozens of great covers, submitted from all over the world. A big thanks to all of the contributors for their striking, thoughtful and inventive concepts. Congratulations to our five finalists. And kudos to all of you for hundreds of votes and comments. Thanks to everyone for your participation.

These top five vote-getters represent your finalists for the cover of the 34rd edition of the SND awards book.

Cast your vote on the jump

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You decide the book cover: Annual SND Best of News Design cover design contest

Update: Voting is now closed

We received hundreds of votes over the past two weeks, and we’ll be announcing the finalists soon. Thank you to everyone who submitted cover possibilities, it is an amazing gallery of work, and variety of solutions, that you have presented us. We’ll leave the gallery up for now, stay tuned for the next round!

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Sorry, no more entries this year

Deadlines have now passed for the 32nd Annual Best of News Design Competition, and the Best of Digital Competition as well. Thank you to all who entered, and keep an eye on this site in the next few weeks for coverage of the judging of both competitions! And … (just when you thought you file […]

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Ryan Sparrow appointed director for Digital Competition

We’re very pleased to announce that we’re appointing a director for SND’s revamped Best of Digital Design Competition (formerly the Best of Multimedia Competition). Ryan Sparrow, an instructor at Ball State, will be leading a great team of organizers and contributors who are helping us evolve the competition to reflect the quickly changing news design […]

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The Best of Multimedia Design winners

The Best of Multimedia Design winners were awarded at the 2009 Society for News Design annual workshop and exhibition in Buenos Aires on Sept. 24. The competition recognizes skill, innovation and high-quality visual journalism in Web and other new-media design with quarterly and annual awards. Out of 170 quarterly award winners, won the two […]

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The judging process

After a year-long submission period, during which the quarterly winners were determined, the nine judges at the annual Best of Multimedia Design competition are looking for the best of the best. This weekend, they are evaluating professional breaking and non-breaking news presentations, as well as student presentations, to find the best journalistic new media design. […]

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Wide-ranging category Non-Breaking Features finalized

Thirteen multimedia packages were judged as finalists in the 2009 Best of Multimedia Design competition in the category Non-Breaking Features. The finalists: Common Ground from Cambio Climático from Brewed in Nashville from Sacred Ground: The Building of the Pentagon Memorial from Intended Consequences from Please Touch Museum from Pogue-O-Matic […]

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Non-Breaking Sports finalists decided

Among the Non-Breaking Sports category, five packages from were recognized by judges today. The finalists: Lucas Oil Stadium Debuts from The race for Mr. October from Cortes de Troncos (Log Cutters) from Architectural Monuments in a Reshaped Beijing from A Map of Olympic Medals from The Diver’s View from […]

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Meet your SND judges

SND’s the Best of Multimedia Design competition uses the volunteered services of nine judges from top multimedia design backgrounds. With a goal of honoring high-quality journalistic multimedia design, the judges work through the year to evaluate entries, providing confidential feedback to each entrant. Today they complete the evaluations of more than 170 quarterly project winners […]

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The importance of the Best of Multimedia Design competition

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Non-Breaking News finalists named

In the large category Non-Breaking News, judges advanced 18 multimedia entries out of a field of 62. All non-breaking categories require pre-planned coverage of a topic or event. Reminder: Medalists will be announced at SND’s Annual Workshop and Exhibition on Sept. 24 in Buenos Aires. The finalists: Seeds of Peace: Uganda’s Long Road to Recovery […]

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Best of Multimedia Design judging continues

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Student Presentation finalists announced

Of only four student multimedia packages in the annual competition, two were judged to advance as finalists, both from UNC. The finalists: Andaman Rising from UNC-Chapel Hill Cape Fear To Down Here from UNC-Chapel Hill

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