Call for volunteers: Best of Digital Design judging

Want to get an up-close look at what is defines the state of the art in our industry? Here’s your chance to spend three days immersed with the best digital design in the world.

We are looking for a few good visual journalists to help as facilitators at the SND digital judging in D.C. in February. You’ll listen to passionate conversations around what deserves this recognition and work behind the scenes with a small group of dedicated volunteers.

You must commit to full three days, Feb. 6-8. Roles include taking detailed notes of medal discussions, cataloguing, compiling and posting results and promoting winners and other live coverage on social medals.

Ideal candidates live in the D.C. area; SND provides meals but any out-of-town volunteers pay for and arrange their own travel and lodging (some organizations may cover the cost because of the experience and exposure to information, insight and ideas).

Slots are limited (six max) so email [email protected] before Jan. 15 if interested. Volunteers will be accepted until space is filled. Please put “SND41 Volunteer” in the subject line. The email should include:

  • First and last name
  • Current place of work
  • Job title
  • Languages read and/or spoken
  • If you have attended judging before (as a judge or facilitator)
  • Preferred email
  • Preferred phone numbers
  • Whether you are an SND member (if not a member, consider joining SND here.)

Entry portal opens Jan. 1

SND will begin accepting entries next week. Entries must be submitted by Monday, January 27, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (GMT -5). Judging will begin the following week, therefore there will be NO extension of the deadline.

We have revised categories for the types of work to be judged, based on the interest from last year, and refined descriptions to better guide you on what to enter and where.

We also simplified the pricing structure. Single-URL entries are $25; multiple-URL entries (for line of coverage, portfolios etc.) are $40.

The 41st Edition SND Digital Design competition is open to all media publications. You do not need to be a member of SND to participate in the contest. Enter here beginning Jan. 1. All entries must have been published between Jan. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2019.


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