Society of News Design


The Best of Digital Design

Formerly known as the SND.ies, this annual competition rewards skill, innovation and high-quality digital journalism. The competition was launched in 2002 and invites entries from all news sites published anywhere in the world.

Each annual competition covers one calendar year. Entries are submitted during December, with judging taking place in January and February. Winners are announced when they are verified. The competition offers several categories encompassing presentation of individual stories to overall design across different types of platforms.

Competition judges may issue Awards of Excellence, Silver Medals, Gold Medals and Best of Show honors.

Fees are $15 per entry for students, $20 per entry for SND members and $30 per entry for non-members. Fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.

All entries must be submitted online through

Winners in the World’s Best Design News Sites category are announced at the SND Annual Workshop and Exhibition Awards Dinner in the fall.

The Digital Design Competition Director, a member of the SND Board, selects judges for these awards.

Pre-pay your entries

It is preferred that the Paypal payment option at be used for entries. If you cannot use Paypal, you may pay through the credit card processing form below. Enter the total amount. Please email Executive Director Stephen Komives at if you use this option, so we may ensure your entries are input into our judging database properly.

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