SND34: Tallying the winners (UNOFFICIAL RESULTS)


After three very long days of judging at Syracuse University, general judging of the Best of News Design™ print competition is now complete. This marks the 24th time that the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has hosted the event.

The 22 judges did not award a Best in Show for the 34th Edition. Prior to the vote on a finalist, the entire group of judges voted unanimously to award full-panel Judges Special Recognitions to both The Washington Post election coverage and Eureka, a magazine of the Times of London.

The 34th Edition was coordinated by Melissa Angle, Projects Editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A look at the numbers:

Winning entries: 717
Total entries: 9,262
Gold medals: 3
Silver medals: 36
Judges Special Recognitions: 10 including 5 not attached to awards.
Awards of Excellence: 673
Judges: 22, from 7 countries

What follows is an UNOFFICIAL breakdown of the winners from categories 2-19. The database of winners will be posted officially on as soon as possible. Results from category 1, The World’s Best-Designed Newspaper™ competition, will be announced shortly.

Top 10 winners (unofficial results)

  • Los Angeles Times: 92
  • National Post: 63
  • The Washington Post: 38
  • The New York Times: 28
  • Times of Oman: 27
  • Omaha World-Herald: 22
  • Gulf News (Dubai): 21
  • The Globe and Mail (Canada): 21
  • The Plain Dealer (Cleveland): 20
  • Dagens Nyheter (Sweden): 20

The 34th edition has winners from:

United States: 381

International: 336, including:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Dominican republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • England
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • The Netherlands
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates

Catch up on the 34th Best of News Design judging.

Click here for the Day 3 Award count, including images of Gold, Silvers and JSRs.
Click here for the Day 2 Award count, including images of Gold, Silvers and JSRs.
Click here for the Day 1 Award count, including images of Gold, Silvers and JSRs.

Click here for all of the Day 3 coverage.
Click here for all of the Day 2 coverage.
Click here for all of the Day 1 coverage.
Each day is summarized in a nifty storify.

You can also follow along on pinterest if you’re so inclined. And in the twitterverse, follow @snd or keep an eye on #snd34 for the latest tweets.

Other events coming soon on

DIGITAL DESIGN: Live coverage of the SND Best of Digital Design Competition, hosted by Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Feb. 23-25.

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.

SNDLOU: There’s still time to register for our annual workshop (Nov. 7-9, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky) at a discount rate. Stay tuned to for more announcements coming soon about the speakers and schedule.

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