Society of News Design

The Best of News Design

How to enter

Each annual Best of News Design™ Creative Competition covers one calendar year. The Call for Entries is published in print and online in October of the competition year. The judging takes place the following February.

Printed copies of the Call for Entries are mailed in November to previous entrants and to anyone who requests a copy. Entrants submit unmounted tear sheets. Each entry requires a small entry fee, paid in U.S. funds, and an official entry form.

Forms for the 35th Edition:

Other languages:

Entry deadlines for the 35th edition

  • Deadline: Entries from publications in the United States must be received at Syracuse (N.Y.) University no later than
    Jan. 15, 2014.
  • Entries from publications outside the United States must be received at Syracuse (N.Y.) University no later than
    Jan. 22, 2014.
  • The 35th edition judging will take place at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University from Feb. 7 through Feb. 11, 2014.

Prepay your entries

  • If you’d like to pay for your entries in advance, and receive instant confirmation and a receipt, do so below. Please attach a copy of the receipt with the entries you send to Syracuse.


SND will notify winners by e-mail in March 2014. Also, SND will announce winners on this Web site as soon as they are verified, in early to mid-March.

Don’t forget to check out our Web coverage of the judging beginning Feb. 7, 2014. Be the first to know what’s happening in Syracuse!

IMPORTANT: Please print out all forms at 100 percent. Do not reduce or enlarge them because legibility is important.

Information on how to pay for entries is included in the Call of Entries. For questions that the Call does not answer, send an e-mail to