You decide the book cover: Annual SND Best of News Design cover design contest

Judges from across the globe met earlier this year in Syracuse and Muncie. They poured over thousands and thousands of print and digital entries. Now as the winners are assembled in SND’s Annual Best of News Design book, here’s your chance to be the judge: of the book’s cover. After a very successful competition last year, SND is letting the design community vote on the cover of the book.

Voting for the first round is closed, we will be posting the finalists soon, from which the final winner will be chosen.

Here are the 45 cover entries submitted for the first round:

Cast your vote here:


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Check out the slideshare Lisa and expand to full screen … or were you thinking bigger than that?

Just print them all. A bunch of different versions. There are many really sharp covers here.

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that leaving a comment in this section does not constitute as a vote. That said, it’s great seeing the discussion and hearing about what designs are your favorites!

Kyle Ellis
Digital Director

Thanks Kyle Ellis
It is funny, there is a lobby for some covers… hope it’s not influency the final result

There are some solid designs this year that could fit in smoothly with the history of SND covers: 8, 11, 34, 38, 45 are all great.

Those would also make good lucky numbers on a fortune cookie

Looking at the selection made me clear: being a newsdesigner does not mean you can design a good bookcover. One outstanding design, a good idea and executed well: nr 26.

alle the best,

29, but tell them to correct the literal, unless it is deliberate ironic humour. 12 might have done it for me if the idea had been developed a little more like 3, showing design across all platforms. 7, 36 and 37 are a welcome relief too. I like the feel of 17 but would have been nice to see that developed more too. Lots of decent ones to choose from, I’m sure the gurus will make the right choice. Look forward to seeing the final five.

I like the creativity of number 8 with the speeding “34” rolling through the presses, but since SND is so much more than just newspaper design, I think that number 45 is the most modern. I like the emphasis of words such as principles, judgement, content, etc. Yes, there may be a typo, but that could be easily corrected if chosen. Good luck to all who submitted.

Congratulations to all who submitted covers. I just voted and I look forward to learning who wins.

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