SND31 Winner-meter™: A periodic peek at the best

This year 10,158 entries received from 374 publications in 42 countries. Throughout the SND 31st edition Best of News Design™ competition weekend we’ll sneak a peek at milestone winners as they’re logged-in and edited for the annual book.

A complete, searchable database of winners will be available on later this month, after the World’s Best-Designed™ competition. For now, we’ll have to satisfy ourselves with a peek…

At the beginning of Day Three we were down to the last 1,300 entries or so. Once the judges get through those last categories there will be an overall review of the medals and any discussion of a Best of Show would follow if any judges are moved to nominate something.

At the beginning of Day Three we had 700 awards of excellence, 33 silver medals and 3 golds.

SND 2010 president Kris Viesselman (generalist and graphics judge at SND31) checks out the tally board at breakfast on Day Three. The finish line is in sight.

THE LAST WINNER: #1097: 19 — Miscellaneous

National Post (Toronto, Canada)

“Staycation” — a summer-long graphic column
Circulation: 200,000

SND31: The final winning entry.

#1050: 19 — Miscellaneous

Louisville Courier-Journal

“Art on Deadline” — a hand-drawn copy of the actual, live news front page
Circulation: 200,000

SND31: Winner #1050.

#1000: 13B — Multiple illustrations for the same story

San Francisco Chronicle

“Obama’s Effect on Black History and Culture”
Circulation: 250,000

SND31: Winner #1000.

#0950: 7Ga — Features page design / Travel

St. Petersburg Times

“Hot and cool”
Circulation: 288,000 / 400,000

SND31: Winner #0950.

#0900: 7Ea –Features page design / Fashion

The Boston Globe

“Spring Gleaming / Beauty Issue”
Circulation: 350,000 daily / 500,000 Sunday

SND31: Winner #900.

#0850: 7Ja — Features design / pages — other

Folha de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

“The future of tradition / translation”
Circulation: 300,000

SND31: Winner #0850.

#0800: 12B — Magazine / special editions

i (Oeiras, Portugal)

SND31: Winner #800.
SND31: Winner #800

#0750: 2Bb — News design / sections (Local news)

National Post (Toronto, Canada)

Circulation: 200,000

SND31: Winner #750.

#0700: 15A — Photo series, project or story

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Runway Ready”

Circulation: 230,000

SND31: Winner #700.

#0650: 7Fb — Features page design (Other)

The National (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates). “Verse matters”

Circulation: 60,000

SND31: Winner #650.

#0600: 7Fb — Features page design (Home / Real Estate)

The Birmingham (AL) News. “Spaces summer issue”

Circulation: 170,000

SND31: Winner #600.

#0550: 3Cf — News design / pages (Sports)

Kristianstadbladet. (Kristianstad, Sweden). “Vilken höjdare”

Circulation: 30,000
Aerial of an annual tournament that draws 15,000 people.

SND31: Winner #550.

#0500: 3Ac — News design / pages (A-section)

Expreso. (Hermosillo, Mexico). “Expreso te deseo feliz navidad” (Expreso would like to wish you a Merry Christmas)

Circulation: 17,000

SND31: Winner #500!

#0450: 3Ac — News design / pages (A-section)

The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune. “Her model career”

Circulation: 36,000

SND31: Winner #450.

#0400: 7Df — Features design / pages (Food)

Correio (Salvador, Brazil). “Organic Food”

Circulation: 25,000
SND31: Winner #400.

#0350: 7Cb — Features design / pages (Entertainment)

Liaoning Daily (Shenyang, China). “Chinese Facebook”

Circulation: 165,000

SND31: Winner #350.

#0300: 3Ac — News design / pages. A-section.

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa). “A new era (Obama Inauguration)”

Circulation: 34,000

SND31: Winner #300.

#0250: 7Hc — Features design / science & technology

Noroeste Culiacán. “¿Le falta comprar regalos?” (Did you forget to buy presents?)

Circulation: 18,000

SND31: winner #250.

#0200: 5A — Editor’s choice: local/regional

Gulf News. “Eid Mubarak/Haj”

Circulation: 125,000

SND 31: Winner #0200.

#0150: 5D — Special topics

Berliner Morgenpost. “They wept without restraint”

Circulation: 145,000

SND 31 winner #0150

#0100: 3Ea — News design / inside page

Virginian Pilot. “Big Lick: and other odd place names, part 1”

Circulation: 183,378

SND 31 winner #0100

#0050: 14F — Photography / photo illustration

Los Angeles Times. “A peek into the future.”

Circulation: 650,000

SND 31 winner #0050

THE FIRST WINNER: #0001: 3Ba — News design/ pages: local section

Orlando Sentinel. “Shipshape shores.”

Circulation: 330,000

SND 31 winner #0001

About Steve Dorsey

@Gannett VP innovation. Boards: @INMAorg, @SND. He was the 2011 president of the Society; 2015 Lifetime Award recipient. Dad to Fiona; partner to @paprgrl76. Relocated Detroiter. Tigers fan. Designer. Editor. SU grad.

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