Best of Digital: Silver to New York Times for Usain Bolt race breakdown

The New York Times has won Silver for its composite panorama breaking down the 100m race final won by Usain Bolt at the Rio Olympics. Category: Special events: 2016 Summer Olympic Games Title: Usain Bolt Link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/15/sports/olympics/usain-bolt-mens-100-meters-final.html Comments: “We’ve seen a lot of panoramics and this is a good example of how to do it […]

Best of Digital: Silver for New York Times for Olympic moments

The New York Times has won Silver for its series of composite photographs showing key moments during the Rio Olympics. Category: Special events: 2016 Summer Olympic Games Title: Decisive Moments Link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/20/sports/olympics/decisive-moments-rio-olympics-composite-pictures.html Comments: “There’s artistry and movement, beautifully executed. Like an infographic in photos, moments captured carefully and in motion. It’s accessible and consumable and […]

Best of Digital: Wall Street Journal wins Gold for election feed

The Wall Street Journal won Gold for its innovative ‘Red Feed, Blue Feed’ chronicle of the left-right split in the United States. Category: Features: Single-subject project Title: Red Feed, Blue Feed Link: http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/ Comments: “The Wall Street Journal blew our mind in how brilliantly simple this piece was. It’s an important story told in a […]

Best of Digital: Silver to Vice for a Mariah Carey song analysis

Vice News Design has earned Silver, its first, for its motion graphic breakdown of “All I Want for Christmas.” Category: Motion Graphics Title: Mariah Carey Link: https://vimeo.com/202297501/7e3ba77715 Comments: “VICE put in a lot of fun data in terms of the structure of this music, which you don’t see in a lot of motion graphics. Their […]

Best of Digital: Silver to The Guardian for VR prison project

The Guardian of London has earned a Silver medal in Experimental Design for its VR experience of solitary confinement. Category: Experimental Design Title: 6×9: A VR Experience of Solitary Confinement Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2016/apr/27/6×9-a-virtual-experience-of-solitary-confinement Comments: “It’s using the VR characteristic of putting you in the place, but the audio and experiences that happen help tell the story […]

Best of Digital: Silver to The Guardian for U.S. election coverage

The Guardian of London has earned a Silver medal for its coverage of the 2016 U.S. election. Category: Special events: U.S. elections Title: The U.S. Elections Links: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2016/nov/08/us-election-2016-results-live-clinton-trump https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2016/mar/01/super-tuesday-results-live-state-by-state http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2016/mar/25/us-election-2016-delegate-tracker-trump-cruz-kasich-sanders-clinton https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2016/mar/08/primary-caucus-live-results-michigan-mississippi-idaho-hawaii-election-2016 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2016/oct/20/final-presidential-debate-clinton-trump-interactive Comments: “The Guardian’s work this year does the basics really well, but adds a level of playfulness that make it delightful considering election […]

Best of Digital: Silver to Washington Post for election coverage

The Washington Post has won a Silver medal for its coverage of the 2016 election. Category: Special events: U.S. elections Title: Washington Post Election Coverage Links: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/election-results-from-coast-to-coast/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/50-state-poll/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/presidential-wikipedias/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/swing-state-margins/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/dnc-emoji-reactions Comments: “This is tight editing of a portfolio for an election. These pieces have a deep engagement factor. They push the envelope and invite […]

Best of Digital: Silver to New York Times for ‘Watching’ product design

The New York Times has won a Silver medal for the UX design of its product that provides TV and movie recommendations. Category: Product Design Title: Watching Link: https://www.nytimes.com/watching Comments: “This is very functional, works amazing and is well designed. Compared to the other product services news organization did this year, they really give the […]

Best of Digital: Silver to New York Times for Pulse coverage

The New York Times earned a Silver medal for breaking news graphic of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. Category: Graphics: Breaking news Title: What Happened Inside the Orlando Nightclub Link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/12/us/what-happened-at-the-orlando-nightclub-shooting.html Comments: “The presentation is really solid and the reporting was done extremely well. This piece sets the standard of what we should expect […]

Best of Digital: Silver to Bloomberg’s inventions issue

Bloomberg Businessweek earned a Silver medal for its Global Tech Issue: Inventors and inventions around the world, fascinating, inspiring, and 70% Silicon Valley-free Category: Features Coverage Title: The Global Tech Issue Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-global-tech-inventors/#/ Comments: “It is unlike anything else we looked at. People could really hate this. They understood that and went for it anyway. […]

Best of Digital: Gold to The Washington Post, for exploring the wall

The Washington Post earned a Gold medal for its piece on the U.S.-Mexico border crossing, from San Diego to Texas. Category: Features Coverage Title: Concrete Divisions Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/world/border-barriers/us-mexico-border-crossing/ Comments: “Tour de force. It’s thoughtful, immersive and deliberate with the navigation and all of the little touches. You’re building a wall as you go along. The […]

Best of Digital: First Gold awarded, to The New York Times

The New York Times has earned the first Gold medal awarded in this year’s SND Best of Digital Design competition, with its detailed look at gymnast Simone Biles. Category: Features: Single-subject project Title: Simone Biles Link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/05/sports/olympics-gymnast-simone-biles.html Comments: “Fabulous. Everything came together so well and it’s a great interaction with video. The experience of video […]

Best of Digital: Silver to Washington Post for Marine profile

The Washington Post won Silver for its profile of a Marine convicted of indecent conduct, and his attempts to vindicate himself. Category: Features: Single-subject project Title: A Marine’s Convictions Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/local/marine/ Comments: “It’s a challenge to chapterize, and the left nav and unusual audio indicator made for a unique experience. It’s not necessarily pushing the […]

Best of Digital: Silver to Washington Post for ’10 poems, 10 designs’

The Washington Post won Silver for its project marking National Poetry Month Category: Features: Single-subject project Title: 10 poems, 10 designs Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/entertainment/national-poetry-month-poem-readings-2016/ Comments: “The art direction really stands out. The navigation and UI make for a really clean experience. The visuals give a voice to the poems and story. It’s also novel — it’s […]