Help pick the web’s best sites, apps and widgets: Enter SND’s best of Digital News Design

Ever wish YOU could have a say in what the world’s best designed news sites and applications? Or weigh in on the best designed stories, features and widgets? We need your help.

First, you need to enter your work in SND’s annual competition. We will honor the best breaking news presentations, data-driven projects, redesigns, mobile and tablet experience, projects and coverage of single stories and events. You will have the chance to weigh in on the entries. (?)

In addition to that we are looking for suggestions for the world’s best designed sites and apps. We want to find the sites and apps that have a beautiful, clean design, easy user interface and unique content delivery. Our judges will go through hundreds of sites and apps that you helped narrow down to one in each of three divisions:

  • News website
  • News tablet application
  • News mobile application

But we’re not just looking for newspapers sites or apps, we want you to dig deep and give us the unique places where you keep coming back for news, day after day.

So we’re challenging you to help us find the best. But more importantly, we can’t wait to get your input.

Interested? Please scour the Interwebs to help us find the sites and apps that are truly worthy of the title “World’s Best Designed”:

How to contribute

If you’d like to see the winners of our 2011 Digital Design Competition:

Would you like to enter the competition?




DEADLINE TO ENTER: The site will be open for entries (anything published in 2011) until Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 (midnight PST). The original deadline was earlier but because of delays in adding all of the new features to the site, we’ve extended it to this. The new ratings system and World’s Best submissions area of the site will be available in the next week or so. Thank you for your patience.

JUDGING: Will take place during the last weekend in February at Ball State University. Winners will be announced before the end of March.

About Rob Schneider

is creative director at the Dallas Business News and immediate past-president of SND.

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