SND hasn’t always carried a trademark on “World’s Best-Designed” newspaper. This distinction came in the 1990s. But in SND’s very first competition, held in 1980, four newspapers and two magazines were singled out for Overall Design.
In the newspaper category:
In the magazine category:
Also noteworthy from the inaugural competition: there was one set of five judges, 2,474 entries and 352 winners. The awards broke down as follows:
Among those winning gold:
Lou Silverstein, The New York Times
Robert Lockwood, The Morning Call
Nanette Bisher, The Morning Call
Eric Seidman, The Washington Star
Randy Cox, Coffeyville Journal
Lynn Staley, The Boston Globe
Sam Hundley, Arizona Daily Star
Steve McKinstry, Seattle Times
David Yarnold, San Jose Mercury News
Michael Keegan, L.A. Herald Examiner
Ed Kohorst, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Nigel Holmes, The New York Times
Oh, and the first SND annual “book”? It was a 54-page magazine.
Stay tuned to snd.org for updates throughout the WB judging this weekend and into next week.