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 […]

Best of Digital: Silver to Boston Globe for ‘Arresting Words’

The Boston Globe won Silver for its presentation of phrases culled from Boston Police Department records. Category: Features: Single-subject project Title: Arresting Words Link: http://apps.bostonglobe.com/graphics/2016/04/arresting-words/ Comments: “This piece had more ‘meat’ to it. It’s a more complex story, for sure, but they weren’t afraid to let the words be the story. We aren’t cramming videos […]

Best of Digital: Silver to Seattle Times for leading a discussion on race

The Seattle Times has won Silver for a holding a community conversation on issues of race, policing and equality. Category: Features: Single-subject project Title: Under our skin: Talk about race Link: https://projects.seattletimes.com/2016/under-our-skin/ Comments: “You have the video — but you have a way to curate through the tags the kind of video. Instead of curating […]

Best of Digital: Silver to New York Times for Philippines photo story

The New York Times won Silver for a photojournalist’s look at the brutal antidrug campaign in the Philippines. Category: Features: Single-subject project Title: “They Are Slaughtering Us Like Animals” Link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/07/world/asia/rodrigo-duterte-philippines-drugs-killings.html Comments: “For one, it’s great that they pull in Google Maps. I was kind of surprised by that choice — because they do so […]

Best of Digital: Silver to the N.Y.T. Magazine its New York Issue

The New York Times Magazine earned Silver for its New York Issue, an exploration of a city constantly on the rise. Category: Features: Single-subject project Title: The New York Issue Link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/05/magazine/new-york-life.html Comments: “The way that they parsed out a single-topic issue was interesting. The mobile presentation is really thoughtful. The collection of current and […]