SND38: Meet the judges

The annual SND Best of News Design competition brought 27 professionals to St. Petersburg to judge the best work of 2016. The judges are broken into five groups — news, features, long form, visuals, and World’s Best. There are also two conflict judges.



  • Live Ajse, Graphic designer, Politiken
  • Nicola Hamilton, Deputy Art Director, Chatelaine
  • Bethany Bickley, Creative Director, Pacific Business News
  • Christopher Meighan, Director, Emerging News Products, The Washington Post
  • Chrissy Dunleavy, Design Director, TIME Magazine

Long Form


Conflict Judges

  • Melissa Angle, Senior manager for content + audience, Fans 1st Media
  • Jen Cieslak, Enterprise Design Specialist, Advance Digital newspapers

World’s Best

  • Anna Thurfjell, Creative Director and owner, Anna Thurfjell Design
  • Jon Hill, Creative Director, Telegraph Media Group
  • Tiffany Grandstaff, Director of Communications, University Library, UC Berkeley
  • David Kordalski, Creative Director, Crain’s Cleveland Business and Crain’s Detroit Business
  • Timothy Reck, Director of Digital Development, The Hartford Courant

SND38: Live coverage from the Best of News Design competition

Award of Excellence winners  |  Medal winners  |  Portfolio winners

Meet the judges  |  Judging process visualized  |  SND Foundation Karaoke Fundraiser

SND Instagram  |  SND Twitter feed  |  SND Facebook page | SND38 Live Stream

About Katie Myrick Parks

is the Senior Visuals Editor at the Global Press Journal.


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