As the 31st Best of News Design™ Competition ground late into Sunday night (game? what football game?) legs grew weary, eyes strained and chips continued dropping. By the end of our second verr-ry long day at the judging site, thousands of entries had been reviewed — and weeded out. More than 600 awards of excellence had been given; 33 silvers and 3 golds had been awarded.
Medal discussions and the few remaining categories will have to wait for the final push on Monday — tonight is reserved for rockin’ (we’re headed back to the hotel “early” after more than 12 hours on-site for the SND Foundation karaoke fundraiser — it’s for students, so buck up and sing already). Speaking of, ah, signing, it’s time for a shameless plug for even more karaoke fundraising: Go hear, read more, sign up now.