Gulf News wins Gold medal for page design at SND34

Gulf News of Dubai has won the second Gold medal of the 34th Edition of SND’s annual “Best of News Design” creative competition in Syracuse, N.Y.

The Gold was awarded in the news page design (inside page) category, for a series of pages highlighting the history of the James Bond film series — “50 Years of Bond.”

Some of the comments from the group of judges: “This pushes the limit of creativity. If you’re a Bond fan, this is a series I would spend a TON of time with. The bullets at the end create a fabulous ending to these pages. It completes it. I can’t find one thing wrong with it, and there’s just SO much right with it. It breaks every rule, and yet follows every rule at the same time. It works perfectly. Every time I look at it, I find something else to read and love. You’ve got the car, you’ve got the girls. You’ve got everything.”

The Gold medal was a highlight of the second day of the competition, which is being held at Syracuse University for the 24th straight year. The judges have seen more than 8,000 entries thus far.

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