SND annual: Who’s got the front?

The cover competition for SND34 was won by Osama Aljawish of the Times of Oman. Who will win for SND35? You?
The cover competition for SND34 was won by Osama Aljawish of the Times of Oman. Who will win for SND35? You?

The judges have seen your print entries. Now, as the winners are assembled in SND’s Annual The Best of News Design™ book, here’s one last chance to get your work displayed.

On the cover.

Submit your cover design by March 7. We’ll post all the entrants here and give you a chance to vote on your favorite. The winning design will become the cover of the 35th edition of The Best of News Design™ book, showcasing winners from 2013. This is SND’s eighth annual cover competition.

The details:

  • Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 7
  • Design must include: The book’s name, “The Best of News Design™,” the edition number 35 and the SND logo. The concept should represent the book’s content: The best newspaper, magazine and Web news design from around the world. Download SND’s logo here.
  • Members-only: You must be a current member of the Society to enter. If you’re not a member, join us today!
  • No black: Yes, we’re designers. We all love black. But SND34 was black so show us some color for the 35th.
  • File size and specs: 9-inches wide x 12-inches tall. .25-inch bleed. 350 dpi. JPG, TIFF, or PDF file. Full color.
  • Selection process: Entries will be posted on so that members can vote on their favorites. The competition committee reserves the right to break ties and make the final decision.
  • How to submit: Entries should be e-mailed to SND Executive Director Stephen Komives here or at [email protected] Be sure to include your name, publication or other affiliation, job title, full business address, phone number and preferred e-mail address. All submissions will be acknowledged.
  • The legalese: All entries become the property of the Society for News Design. At the discretion of the Competition Committee, SND reserves the right to not award a winning cover. Past cover entries are ineligible.
  • Questions: Please send questions and cover entries here.

About Stephen Komives

Previously served as Executive Director of the Society for News Design, from 2009–2019.

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