Day 1: Judges arrive, and work officially begins

The Society for News Design’s 30th Annual Best of Newspaper Design™ judging has just gotten under way at Syracuse University. We’re coming to you live from Drumlins Country Club, the site for all the action. The first day involves judges getting their instructions from Dennis Varney, the 30th Edition coordinator. Varney will break the judges into teams, which we will announce later this morning when we introduce you to the general competition judges.

Students from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse are joined by a group of students from Michigan State University, as part of the the Society’s outreach to education. The MSU students are also blogging their experience at the judging, so check that out here.

We’ll be back with updates all day, including incremental releases of winning Award of Excellence entries. We’ll also announce each Gold medal if and when the judges award one. And we’ll wrap up the day’s leaders by number of winning entries at the end of each day. The judging continues through Monday evening.

The annual World’s Best-Designed Newspaper™ part of the judging happens next weekend, so do not expect to see those awards announced in this coverage.

SND30 Day One: Judging Begins from Society for News Design on Vimeo.

About Matt Mansfield

is a Partner at MG Strategy+ Design.