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Best of Digital Judging Criteria – Visualized

How do we evaluate entries in the “Best of Digital Design” competition? This graphic explains the process.

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Upstatement’s Harvard Law Review Redesign Wins SND Digital Gold

Judges award a gold medal to the Harvard Law Review for its redesign. “If other sites treated the reading experience the way that they do, reading experiences would be that much better…. It totally respects the medium and what it is.”

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Berliner Morgenpost Wins SND Digital Silver Medal

The Berliner Morgenpost has won a silver medal for “Die Narbe der Stadt” “A lot of what I miss in a lot of what we see is the human touch. This has it and puts it in the realm of something I care about.”

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Judges Award Silver Medal To The Washington Post

The Washington Post has won a silver medal  for “What Happened to Flight 370?” “Among the collections of coverage, I thought that they got really creative using different kinds of visuals.”

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NPR Wins Silver Medal for ‘Election Party!’

NPR has won a silver medal for “Election Party!” “It’s super creative and inventive in that they thought about what their users are going to be doing during this day, and how they can be a part of that.”

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The New York Times Wins Silver Medal For ‘Is That a Luge in Times Square?’

The New York Times has won silver for “Is That a Luge in Times Square? “They differentiate themselves. Four Olympics ago, everybody did sort of drawing graphics. Now, the Times does something that’s different from what other people did.”

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Judges award The New York Times Silver Medal for World Cup Piece

The New York Times has won a silver medal for Brazilians Erupt After Their First World Cup Goal.” “The challenge in the newsroom is to deliver on the big stories, and they do, continuously.”

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The New York Times Wins Silver Medal for ‘Houses in the Path of the Washington Mudslide’

The New York Times has won a silver medal for “Houses in the Path of the Washington Mudslide.”
“You see it, you understand the story. You leave with everything.”

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ProPublica and The Lens Win First Gold Medal at SND Digital

A co-entry between ProPublica and The Lens has won this year’s first gold medal with their Features Coverage category piece, Losing Ground.” “It’s kind of relentless. It’s encyclopedic. You don’t get lost.”

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Judges Award National Geographic Silver Medal

National Geographic has won a silver medal in the Features Coverage category with its piece, Outer Space’s Big Questions.” “It’s a completely visual experience. The attention to deal pushes you.”

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The New York Times wins first silver medal at SND Digital

The New York Times has won the first silver medal of the 2014 competition year with its Breaking Planned Coverage piece, “Senate Election Results.” Judges remarks: “This on a phone is so good. You can interact with this map flawlessly. I have never used a news graphic in JavaScript that’s felt as good on a phone […]

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Medal winners from SND Digital judging

Last weekend, 15 judges from 14 organizations across the globe gathered at the Ball State University campus in downtown Indianapolis to evaluate work entered in the Society For News Design’s annual “Best of Digital Design” competition. The 2014 contest year brought in more than 900 entries, making it the largest body of work since the contest was established in […]

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SND Digital Judges

Meet the SND Digital Judges

The annual SND Best of Digital Design Competition brought together more than 25 brave souls in the bitter Indianapolis cold to judge the Best of Digital Design from the past year. While they judge, meet the faces behind this year’s competition.

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Best of Sports Design 2014: Call for Entries

What is it? A worldwide competition run by the folks behind SportsDesigner, aimed at finding and showcasing the best work in sports design from 2014.

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The art of entering: #SND36 survival tips

The entry deadline for this year’s Best of News Design was Feb. 18. These tips, however, are good for any time you need to edit work. Take a look.

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Best of News Design 36: Deadlines extended to Feb. 18 for all entrants

U.S. and international publications now must have their entries in the hands of catchers in Syracuse, N.Y., by Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

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