SND42 judges select five finalists for World’s Best Designed Newspaper

After three days of discussion, judges in the Society for News Design’s Best of Print News Design competition have selected five finalists in the World’s Best Designed category. Judges’ statement In 2020, a global pandemic forced our collaborative process onto computer video cameras, in disparate locations, to report a torrent of news. And it inspired […]

Add these to your calendar: Upcoming events

This is a regularly updating post of upcoming events. Portfolio reviews: May 8 at 12 p.m. CT; Free for members Virtual Creative Conference Calls: Meet the Makers of Best In Show (May 19), Free to SND Members; $10 non-members Virtual Creative Conference Calls: TOPIC TBD (June 16), Free to SND Members; $10 non-members SND Quarterly Business Meetings: […]

Imprisoned journalist Fevzi Yazici receives SND Awards of Excellence

Imprisoned journalist Fevzi Yazici won a pair of Awards of Excellence from the Society for News Design’s 42nd Best of Print News Design Creative Competition. Yazici’s artwork from his prison cell in Turkey was featured across a three-page spread titled “Art of Darkness” published in The Washington Post in May.  Yazici, the former Design Director […]

SND42 judging has started

The Society for News Design’s 42nd Best of Print News Design Creative Competition judging is underway, and will run through Sunday, April 18. This year the judges will be looking at more than 3,200 entries across newspapers, magazines, graphics, photography and illustration. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram throughout the weekend to see medal winner […]

Volunteer at the 42nd Best of Print News Design competition

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get involved with SND, or to spend a weekend with 60 of the best visual minds in the business, this is your chance. SND will need about 30 professional volunteers in April to assist with the 42nd annual Best of Print News Design Creative Competition judging. Judging […]

World’s Best-Designed™, World’s Best Designer, Best in Show announced for Digital News Design competition

The New York Times named World’s Best-Designed™ in SND digital news contest A panel of 21 judges from the Society for News Design’s 42nd edition creative competition, the Best of Digital News Design, has selected The New York Times as the World’s Best-Designed™ Digital News Experience for ongoing trackers of the coronavirus pandemic. Judges noted […]

SND 42 Best of Digital News Design live results

Judging for SND’s Best of Digital Design competition is Feb. 25-27. Winners will be announced throughout the weekend. Check this post regularly for updates on medal winners and award tallies. Full results can be found at snd.org/bodd, and make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to see silver and gold medal winners along […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Enter the Best of Print News Design competition

The deadline to enter the 42nd annual Best of Print News Design competition has been extended to Friday, March 5. You can enter the competition in our new online portal that is open for submissions. In order to safely continue the competition and encourage wider participation, the judging will be hosted virtually and we will be […]

Join the 2020-2021 COVID-19 Cartoon Showcase

WHO declared the virus a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. In the year since, how have you portrayed the pandemic with wit and art? The Society for News Design and the Danish newspaper Politiken invite news cartoonists from all over the world to submit entries that can answer that question. Be part of this […]

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submissions for Digital News Design competition due Feb. 5.

This year’s Best of Digital News Design competition deadline has been extended until 11:59 p.m. (GMT -5), Friday, Feb. 5. Given the short entry period, we wanted to give any organization interested in applying the chance to submit their work for consideration. Any work published in 2020 is eligible for entry. Browse our full list […]

Submissions open Jan. 11 for Digital News Design competition

This year’s Best of Digital News Design competition will open for submissions on Jan. 11. The Best of Print News Design competition will open Jan. 15. Browse the full list of digital and print categories. The Society for News Design’s Creative Competitions are juried events recognizing journalistic excellence in storytelling, graphics, illustrations and photography across […]

Tip sheet: How to give your digital contest entry the best shot at winning

There’s a lot to keep in mind when deciding which entries to submit. The 42nd Edition SND Best of Digital News Design competition will kick off Jan. 11 — you can enter here until Feb. 1. Below are criteria the judges will be using when evaluating entries, along with tips on what to include with […]