UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: 32nd edition of the competition is complete

The judges and facilitators of the 32nd edition of The Best of News Design™ at Syracuse University (Photo by Michael Whitley)

At the conclusion of three very long days of judging at Syracuse University (the 22nd time it was hosted here), the Best of News Design™ print competition is now complete. A total of 10,515 entries were submitted this year in categories 2-19, resulting in 831 award winners. They were reviewed by a panel of 21 U.S. and international judges. What follows is an UNOFFICIAL break-down of the winners. (The database of winners still needs to be reviewed, proofed and finalized in the coming days. It will be posted officially on as soon as possible).

Total winners: 831

Gold: 3
Silver: 50
Judges Special Recognition): 7
Awards of Excellence: 771

The 32nd edition had winners from 23 countries.

Top winners

Los Angeles Times: 87
Times of Oman: 36
The Washington Post: 34
National Post: 31
Politiken: 30

The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine: 29
La Presse: 26
The Boston Globe: 20
The Virginian-Pilot: 18
The Plain Dealer: 17

i (Lisbon, Portugal): 17
St. Petersburg Times: 16
The National: 15
Gulf News: 15
Toronto Star: 14

Buffalo News: 12
Die Zeit: 11
El Mundo and El Mundo Magazine: 11
Excelsior: 11
Al Bayan: 10
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: 10
The Wall Street Journal: 10

Adios, Syracuse! (Photo by Michael Whitley)


NEXT WEEKEND: Come back Feb. 11-15 for live coverage from the World’s Best-Designed judging in Syracuse

PLUS: This year we’ll add live coverage from the SND’s Best of Digital Design Competition, hosted by Ball State University in Muncie, IN.

DATABASE OF WINNERS: The searchable database of print competition winners will be posted for review on as soon as it can be officially confirmed. Winners will then be contacted by the SND office.

SND ST. LOUIS: Register NOW to take advantages of discounts for the 2011 SND Annual Workshop. Top competition winners will be presented awards. Stay tuned to for more announcements coming soon about the conference planning and schedule. Be sure to take advantage of the current SND conference registration deal — $100 off regular pricing.

About Steve Dorsey

is @GateHouse_Media @CNDaustin VP. Boards: @INMAorg, @SND. He was the 2011 president of the Society; 2015 Lifetime Award recipient. Relocated Detroiter; Syracuse grad.


Fabio, John, Juan, Peter: Sorry about the delay, but there was a discrepancy in the winner’s database that we’re trying to clarify before we can post the winners divided by country. We will post that as soon as we can, it’s just that we didn’t want to post something that we knew was incorrect. Again, I have to stress that all of these results are *unofficial* since the database has to be proofed and checked carefully before being posted. Thanks for your patience. Please know that we’re eager to post the information too.

I can’t stop looking for the winners. Does anybody have any idea if it will be the next couple of days or next week?

Wes: Thanks for your note. We know for sure the database won’t be posted live before the World’s Best-Designed competition is complete (that starts tomorrow and continues into next week). In the past it has taken a while after that even (days and weeks). There is a lot involved in preparing the database and making sure it’s “official” before it can be published. HQ knows we all want to see it as quickly as possible and they’re hammering away to make everything available. Hang in there. It’s coming. 🙂

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