2019 Results

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The Society for News Design is proud to announce the results of the 41st edition of its Best of Digital Design competition. The 14 judges from across the United States and around the globe reviewed a record 1,315 entries during three days of judging Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies campus in Washington, D.C. More than 100 organizations from 26 countries entered the competition.

This is the seventh year of the digital portion of the competition, which uniquely honors journalistic, visual and technical excellence for work produced in 2019. Winners will be celebrated at The Society’s annual workshop in D.C. in April, where The World’s Best-Designed™ will also be announced.


1. World’s Best Digital News Experience

Judges selected 8 finalists for World’s Best-Designed™ in Digital. The World’s Best-Designed™ winner and runner-up will be announced at The Society’s annual workshop in D.C. in April.

2A. Story Page Design – Breaking News

Bronze Medal
Helsingin Sanomat – Kaaos luokkahuoneessa (Chaos in Classroom)

Award of Excellence
Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Conquering Mt. Everest
South China Morning Post – Key events from Hong Kong’s anti-government protests
The Washington Post – The Mueller report, annotated

2B. Story Page Design – International

Bronze Medal
The New York Times – Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew. This is how it was saved.

Award of Excellence
CNN International – A generation criminalized
Global Press Journal – ‘I Will Not Leave This Place’
Reuters – The Last Stronghold: Syrians at the border with Turkey await war’s bitter end
The New York Times – They Survived Hurricane Dorian.Their Community Will Not.
The New York Times – Notre-Dame’s Toxic Fallout
The New York Times – A Tidal Wave of Mud
NPR – Losing The Eternal Blue Sky
South China Morning Post – The rule of law: Hong Kong vs China
TASS Russian News Agency – Mercator: It’s a flat, flat world!
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism – Dirty Business
The Washington Post – ‘We keep fighting’: Stories of resilience from across Venezuela

2C. Story Page Design – National

Bronze Medal
The Marshall Project – Detained: How the United States created the largest immigrant detention system in the world.
The New York Times – Opinion | To Stop Border Crossings, the U.S. Made the Journey Deadlier
Politico – The Lo-Fi Voices That Speak for America
The Washington Post – What Remains of Bear’s Ears
Zeit Online – East-West Exodus: The Millions Who Left

Award of Excellence
DR – The tattoos of the King – recreated
La Nacion – Abusos sexuales en la Iglesia argentina
The New York Times – How Trump Reshaped the Presidency in Over 11,000 Tweets
The New York Times – Thanks, Whistle-Blower, Your Work Is Done
NPR – White Lies
O Estado de S. Paulo – Gráficos mostram temas dos discursos de posse desde a redemocratização
Propublica – Death and valor on a warship doomed by its own Navy
South China Morning Post – Key events from Hong Kong’s anti-government protests
South China Morning Post – From Occupy 2014 to protests 2019
South China Morning Post – 100 days of protests rock Hong Kong
TASS Russian News Agency – Poltava, Carl!

2D. Story Page Design – Local Issues

Award of Excellence
ProPublica – In a Notoriously Polluted Area of the Country, Massive New Chemical Plants Are Still Moving in
ProPublica and The Charleston Gazette-Mail – A Guide to Every Permitted Natural Gas Well in West Virginia
Tampa Bay Times – Clear Takeover: How Scientology doubled its downtown Clearwater footprint in 3 years

2E. Story Page Design – Business/Finance, Technology and Transportation

Silver Medal
The Wall Street Journal – How to Profit in Space: A Visual Guide

Bronze Medal
Bloomberg – The Tesla Model 3 Survey
DER SPIEGEL – Fly Me to the Moon
The New York Times – How Apple’s Apps Topped Rivals in the App Store It Controls
Radio Canada – Self-driving cars: Who to save, who to sacrifice?
The Wall Street Journal – Boeing 737 MAX: Tale of Two Crashes

Award of Excellence
Australian Broadcasting Corporation – The Amazon Race: A news game about what it’s like to work at Amazon Australia
The Globe and Mail – Are you a distracted driver? Probably, heres why
The Guardian – The internet, but not as we know it: life online in China, Cuba, India and Russia
The Guardian – The rise of the deepfake and the threat to democracy
Helsingin Sanomat – Happy birthday, internet!
de Volkskrant – Shell als onmisbaar monster (Shell, an indispensible monster)

2F. Story Page Design – Environmental, Health & Science

Silver Medal
Science – Setting the Table

Bronze Medal
South China Morning Post – Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome
The Straits Times – Trash or treasure: Can you tell what can and cannot be recycled?
The Washington Post – How to dress for space

Award of Excellence
Adresseavisen – Hvem kan redde Emma?
APPLE DAILY PUBLICATION DEVELOPMENT LIMITED TAIWAN BRANCH – Cancertown
The Asahi Shimbun – Nick Fazekas
Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Step inside Super Kamiokande
CNN International – Borneo is burning
The Guardian – Revealed: air pollution may be damaging ‘every organ in the body’
Los Angeles Times – If life seems warped lately, it’s not you. It’s our Milky Way galaxy
NPR – After The Water
NPR – Plastics: What’s recyclable, what becomes trash — and why
Reuters – The race to save the river Ganges
POLITIKEN – Første dansker kureret for rystesyge med ny behandling
Quartz – Moby Dick: Or, the imprecision of genetic testing
TASS Russian News Agency – Moon. First contact
Toronto Star – When the hard rains fall
Toronto Star – Life and Death Under the Dome
Univision – Vaping, ‘juuling’: the new addiction that your kids say is ‘cool’
de Volkskrant – Deze steden dreigen de strijd met de stijgende zeespiegel te verliezen (These cities are rapidly losing the battle against rising sea levels)
The Washington Post – 24 Magazine Covers About Climate Change
The Washington Post – Gone in a Generation

2G. Story Page Design – Sports

Silver Medal
ESPN – The UFC’s 22 Hall of Fame Moments
ESPN – Take our challenge to learn ticket-shopping secrets for Final Four, other major events
Globo – Simone Biles

Bronze Medal
ESPN – The UFC’s must-see moves
South China Morning Post – How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA
The Washington Post – LeBron James passes Michael Jordan on NBA’s scoring list

Award of Excellence
ESPN – The Body Issue
ESPN – Kick Game Evolution – NBA sneaker culture in 2019
ESPN – The Year of Bo
ESPN – Assemble Your All-Star Crew
ESPN – The Deion Sanders Multisport Carousel
ESPN – NFL hires in the Rooney Rule era
Helsingin Sanomat – Neljä kertaa Markkanen (Four times Markkanen)

2H. Story Page Design – Arts, Entertainment, Food, Travel & Lifestyle

Silver Medal
Reuters – Inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Bronze Medal
DK – The tattoos of the King – recreated
The New York Times – Hudson Yards Is Manhattan’s Biggest, Newest, Slickest Gated Community. Is This the Neighborhood New York Deserves?
The New York Times – Welcome to the party. The New York City block party.
Reuters – Lightsaber duels in Star Wars
South China Morning Post – How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA
Star Tribune – Best of the Decade

Award of Excellence
Bloomberg – Stats of the Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Bloomberg – From Monet to Koons: New York’s $2 Billion Week of Art Auctions
Deloitte – The World in Tune
The Globe and Mail – Meet the country’s next top chefs
Los Angeles Times – The Hollywood Primary
Los Angeles Times – An interactive, illustrated list of the best restaurants in LA.
Los Angeles Times – 50 songs for a new L.A.
National Geographic – Along the Mekong
The New York Times – Where Does Major American Art Come From? Mapping the Whitney Biennial.
The New York Times – 33 Ways to Remember the 2010s
The New York Times – 48 Hours in the Strange and Beautiful World of TikTok
The New York Times – Your Questions About Food and Climate Change, Answered
The New York Times – 50 States 50 Photos
South China Morning Post – Cantonese performing art
El Tiempo – Rock al parque, 25 years
El Tiempo – Extreme Colombia
Upstatement – The Art Direction Show
The Washington Post – Made in America
The Washington Post – Aretha:Her story was in her songs
The Washington Post – The Jessicas are Turning 30
The Washington Post – Fill out your Oscar ballot
The Washington Post – To Date or Not To Date

2I. Story Page Design – Gender/Identity & Social Issues

Silver Medal
Australian Broadcasting Corporation – The Amazon Race: A news game about what it’s like to work at Amazon Australia

Bronze Medal
The Age & The Sydney Morning Herald – Are we failing victims of sexual violence?
The Washington Post – Prison: A Washington Post Magazine issue exploring incarceration in America

Award of Excellence
The Dallas Morning News – The time we have here
The Globe and Mail – ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’
The Globe and Mail – Paving a new road for rap
Los Angeles Times – As homicides drop in L.A., more women are being killed — often by intimate partners
Los Angeles Times – There are more women than ever in ‘Star Wars.’ Men still do most of the talking
O Globo – Pessoas, objetos e suas histórias
Reuters – Going gray
El Tiempo – Galán, 30 years of the assassination that marked Colombia
The Washington Post – Invisible Walls

2J. Story Page Design – Public Interest/Editor’s Choice

Silver Medal
The New York Times – Apollo 11: As They Shot It
The New York Times – The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong?

Award of Excellence
The New York Times – Read the Mueller Report: Searchable Document and Index
The New York Times – Opinion | We Built an ‘Unbelievable’ (but Legal) Facial Recognition Machine
The New York Times – How an Online Mob Created a Playbook for a Culture War
Radio-Canada – Ce qu’il faut retenir du débat des chefs
San Francisco Chronicle – One day, one city, no relief: 24 hours inside San Francisco’s homelessness crisis
The Trace – Since Parkland: 12 Months. 1,200 Kids Killed by Gun Violence.
The Washington Post – The Mueller Report Illustrated, Chapter 1
The Washington Post – The Fact Checker’s guide to manipulated video

3A. Information Graphics – Breaking News

Bronze Medal
Bloomberg – Where Boeing’s 737 Max Planes Go When They’re Grounded

Award of Excellence
The New York Times – Live Maps: Tracking Hurricane Dorian’s Path
Reuters – Devastation at a church in Negombo
Reuters – Japan counts the cost of Typhoon Hagibis
Reuters – State of emergency
South China Morning Post – Key events from Hong Kong’s anti-government protests
South China Morning Post – Violence worsens as police, radicals clash at siege of Polytechnic University
The Washington Post – Every single at-bat in the 2019 World Series

3B. Information Graphics – International

Gold Medal
The New York Times – Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew. This is how it was saved.

Silver Medal
The New York Times – Notre-Dame’s Toxic Fallout
The New York Times – A Tidal Wave of Mud

Bronze Medal
The New York Times – The British-Irish Dialect Quiz
The New York Times – A Bird’s-Eye View of How Protesters Have Flooded Hong Kong Streets

Award of Excellence
Bloomberg – Why Hong Kong’s Property Tycoons Are Beijing’s Scapegoats
Der Standard – Is Europe Moving to the Right?
The New York Times – Attacks by White Extremists Are Growing. So Are Their Connections.
The New York Times – Defying U.S. Sanctions, China and Others Take Oil From 12 Iranian Tankers
The New York Times – Why This Narrow Strait Next to Iran Is So Critical to the World’s Oil Supply
The New York Times – 1,800 Rounds of Tear Gas: Was the Hong Kong Police Response Appropriate?
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – Unpacking A Revolution
Reuters – Dangerous heights
Reuters – Sri Lanka attacks: The lives lost
Reuters – How Islamic State lost Syria
Reuters – Roads, boats and elephants: How India mobilised a million polling stations
Reuters – The world’s worst air: India’s latest pollution crisis in perspective
TASS Russian News Agency – Mercator: It’s a flat, flat world!

3C. Information Graphics – National

Bronze Medal
The New York Times – How Trump Reshaped the Presidency in Over 11,000 Tweets
The New York Times – Cities Start to Question an American Ideal: A House With a Yard on Every Lot
The New York Times – Buildings Can Be Designed to Withstand Earthquakes. Why Doesn’t the U.S. Build More of Them?
The New York Times – How Two Big Earthquakes Triggered 16,000 More in Southern California

Award of Excellence
The Arizona Republic – Where will the West’s next deadly wildfire strike? The risks are everywhere
Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Rich school, poor school: Australia’s great education divide
Bloomberg – What the Democratic Presidential Candidates Care About, in 44,000 Tweets
Bloomberg – Robert Mueller’s Investigation: A Timeline of the Key Events
Los Angeles Times – Where do the 2020 Democrats raise the most money?
Metrópoles – A Voz do Presidente
La Nacion – 15th anniversary of Cromañon’s tragedy
La Nacion – Electoral calculator
The New York Times – Detailed Maps of the Donors Powering the 2020 Democratic Campaigns
Reuters – Why the census matters
Reuters – The Brexit rift splitting the Conservative Party
Reuters – India Elections 2019: The figures behind the faces
South China Morning Post – How Hong Kong airport protests ended in chaos
South China Morning Post – 100 days of protests rock Hong Kong
South China Morning Post – Key events from Hong Kong’s anti-government protests
South China Morning Post – From Occupy 2014 to protests 2019
The Straits Times – Singapore’s underground: How deep can we go?
TASS Russian News Agency – Poltava, Carl!
The Washington Post – The issues 2020 Democrats are running on, according to their social media
The Washington Post – Which of these 2020 Democrats agrees with you most?
The Washington Post – ‘They’re clogging up the system’: How 59
Iowans see the 2020 Democratic field

USA Today – Slavery’s explosive growth, in charts: How ’20 and odd’ became millions
Zeit Online – Darüber spricht der Bundestag

3D. Information Graphics – Local Issues

Award of Excellence
The Local – Mapping Our Divisions
The Philadelphia Inquirer – Philadelphia pharmacies loved OxyContin — until suddenly they didn’t
Reuters – Election engineering

3E. Information Graphics – Business/Finance, Technology and Transportation

Silver Medal
The New York Times – One Nation, Tracked

Bronze Medal
The New York Times – How Apple’s Apps Topped Rivals in the App Store It Controls
The Wall Street Journal – Boeing 737 MAX: Tale of Two Crashes

Award of Excellence
Bloomberg – Tesla Model 3 Tracker
Helsingin Sanomat – Suuret suunnitelmat (Big Plans)
The New York Times – We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster.
Radio Canada – Self-driving cars: Who to save, who to sacrifice?
The Washington Post – How does an autonomous car work? Not so great.

3F. Information Graphics – Environmental, Health & Science

Bronze Medal
National Geographic – The Atlas of Moons
The New York Times – A Closer Look at the Polar Vortex’s Dangerously Cold Winds
The New York Times – See How the World’s Most Polluted Air Compares With Your City’s
Reuters – The race to save the river Ganges
The Washington Post – Mapping America’s wicked weather and deadly disasters

Award of Excellence
Bloomberg – Half the World’s Coral Reefs Already Have Been Killed by Climate Change
Bloomberg – China Is Striving for the World’s Best, Cheapest Healthcare
Bloomberg – After Decades of Fracking, We Finally Know How the Fluid Spreads Underground
Bloomberg – Here’s Where the Amazon Is Burning and Why It’s Going to Get Worse
National Geographic – Curse of the Buzzsaw Killer
The New York Times – The Great Flood of 2019: A Complete Picture of a Slow-Motion Disaster
The New York Times – Glaciers Are Retreating. Millions Rely on Their Water.
Reuters – Arctic ablaze
Reuters – Drowning in plastic
Reuters – Moonshot
Reuters – Shrouded in smoke as Indonesia burns again
Reuters – A plateful of plastic
South China Morning Post – Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome
The Washington Post – What remains of Bear’s Ears
The Washington Post – How we know global warming is real

3G. Information Graphics – Sports

Award of Excellence
Globo – Simone Biles
The New York Times – Crystal Dunn Will Attack From Everywhere
Reuters – Not far ahead
South China Morning Post – How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA
South China Morning Post – Electrifying return of the Hong Kong Formula E

3H. Information Graphics – Arts, Entertainment, Food, Travel & Lifestyle

Award of Excellence
Bloomberg – The Big Business of Japan’s Cherry Blossoms
Bloomberg – Drivers Refuse to Put Down Their Phones. People Keep Dying.
The New York Times – Mapping the Whitney Biennial
Reuters – Lightsaber duels in Star Wars
The Straits Times – On a little street in Singapore… A road map of history, culture and society
The Washington Post – An illustrated guide to all 6,887 deaths in ‘Game of Thrones’

3I. Information Graphics – Gender/Identity & Social Issues

Award of Excellence
The Age & The Sydney Morning Herald – Are we failing victims of sexual violence?
Bloomberg – The Global Fertility Crash
The New York Times – Black, Homeless and Burdened by L.A.’s Legacy of Racism
Reuters – Measuring the masses
Reuters – Going Gray
Reuters – Hong Kong protests: Mass movement
Reuters – Hong Kong protests: Coordinating chaos
The Washington Post – How the nation’s growing racial diversity is changing our schools

3J. Information Graphics – Public Interest/Editor’s Choice

Bronze Medal
The New York Times – Opinion | How to Track President Trump

Award of Excellence
The New York Times – Opinion | We Built an ‘Unbelievable’ (but Legal) Facial Recognition Machine

4A. Format – Use of Original/Comissioned Illustration

Silver Medal
South China Morning Post – How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA
TASS Russian News Agency – The Bestiary
TASS Russian News Agency – Poltava, Carl!

Bronze Medal
ESPN – How Dabo built Clemson into a monster

Award of Excellence
Australian Broadcasting Corporation – The Amazon Race: A news game about what it’s like to work at Amazon Australia
The Ball State Daily News – Decade in Review
The Boston Globe – Early Witness: An oral history of LeBron James and the 2003 UMass-Boston Summer League
BuzzFeed News – I Started Vomiting While I Was Pregnant. Two Years Later, I’m Still Sick.
The Dallas Morning News – Look inside a history of headlines featuring Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki
The Dallas Morning News – 25 years and still going strong: The Ticket has tapped into the rarest of radio gold — sustained loyalty from its listeners
ESPN – The 5 pitches that would make the ultimate MLB pitcher
Globo – Card Game Copa América
Helsingin Sanomat – The Unknown Factor
Ilta-Sanomat – Oon hyvä näin (I’m good this way)
The Lily – What to say — and what not to say — to someone who’s experienced a miscarriage
La Nacion – La Libreta de Johnoliver
The New York Times – 39 Things We Overheard at the New MoMA
The Paper – 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China
Politico – The 2020 Dems Have Oddly Similar Memoirs. Can You Tell Them Apart?
ProPublica – Adrift: How the Marine Corps Failed Squadron 242
ProPublica – Trump’s Tax Law Threatened TurboTax’s Profits. So the Company Started Charging the Disabled, the Unemployed and Students.
Radio Canada – Self-driving cars: Who to save, who to sacrifice?
Reuters – Understanding Brexit: The challenges with customs at the Northern Ireland border
Reuters – Understanding Brexit: Possible scenarios on the UK December election
The Wall Street Journal – Meet ‘Chet.’ His Employer Knows What Time He Woke Up Today.
The Washington Post – Dark tourism, explained
The Washington Post – The Decade in Travel
The Washington Post – Do you know how to tip in America?
The Washington Post – The Mueller Report Illustrated, Chapter 1
Zhejiang daily press group – Little Zhejiang New Year pictures

4B. Format – Use of Video in Digital Storytelling/Infographics/Social Media

Silver Medal
The New York Times – 18 Questions. 21 Democrats. Here’s What They Said.
Reuters – Hong Kong Protests: Mass Movement

Bronze Medal
Boston Globe – Seeing Red: A Boston Globe Spotlight Team report on traffic in Massachusetts
Helsingin Sanomat – Kielletty metsä (Forbidden Forest)
The New York Times – How to Get a Selfie With Elizabeth Warren in 8 Steps
The New York Times – Opinion | The Glorious Return of Funk
The New York Times – ‘Old Town Road’: See How Memes and Controversy Took Lil Nas X to the Top of the Charts
South China Morning Post – Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome
The Washington Post – Gone in a Generation

Award of Excellence
ESPN – Kick Game Evolution – NBA sneaker culture in 2019
ESPN – Experience MLS like a die-hard fan
ESPN – 44 years. 41 Allegations. How the past caught up to a former Olympian.
ESPN – The UFC’s must-see moves
Globo – Violência Encarcerada
The New York Times – It’s a Vast, Invisible Climate Menace. We Made It Visible.
The New York Times – Revenge of the Bacteria: Why We’re Losing the War
The New York Times – Russia Bombed Four Syrian Hospitals. We Have Proof.
The New York Times – How Kim Jong-un Smuggled Luxury Mercedes to North Korea
The New York Times – Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? We Found Them.
ProPublica – Newly-Discovered Trump Tax Receipts Show Mysterious Inconsistencies
ProPublica – How We Identified the Frat Brothers Holding Guns in Front of an Emmett Till Memorial
ProPublica – Adrift: How the Marine Corps Failed Squadron 242
ProPublica – New Video Shows Border Patrol Account of Child’s Death Was Not True
Reuters – Devastation at a church in Negombo
Reuters – Hong Kong protests: How many protesters took to the streets on July 1?
The Wall Street Journal – Boeing 737 MAX: Tale of Two Crashes
The Wall Street Journal – How PG&E’s Aging Equipment Puts California at Risk

4C. Format – Use of Audio in Digital Storytelling/Infographics/Social Media

Gold Medal
The New York Times – What Do Rally Playlists Say About the Candidates?

Bronze Medal
ESPN – The UFC’s 22 Hall of Fame Moments
Metrópoles – 59 anos de muito som
The New York Times – Before & After ‘The B-52’s’
The Washington Post – Aretha: Her story was in her songs

Award of Excellence
The New York Times – A Walking Tour of 11 Landmarks in Gay New York
The Paper – See the world in the eyes of the blind
South China Morning Post – Cantonese Performing Art

4D. Format – Use of Photography or Photo Story

Silver Medal
La Nacion – In photos: the Lionas, the inclusive hockey team.

Bronze Medal
National Geographic – This metal is powering today’s technology—at what price?
The New York Times – Hong Kong: A City Divided

Award of Excellence
Bloomberg – The Essential Tool for Hong Kong Protesters? An Umbrella
ESPN – Street beefs
ESPN – The Body Issue
Globo – Poses for history: The evolution of football squads posters in Brazil
The Intercept – After One Hurricane, Then Another, Lumberton Confronts the Company That Refused to Block the Floodwaters
La Nacion – Animal Abuse
National Geographic – What we lose when animals go extinct
National Geographic – As ice melts, the Inuit strive to keep their culture alive
Politico – Iowa State Fair Voters
Politico – ‘We Call Ourselves the Badasses’: Meet the New Women of Congress
POLITIKEN – Big and beautiful. They will not hide anymore. They will not be ashamed.
Reuters – A plateful of plastic
Star Tribune – ‘A roll of the dice’
Star Tribune – 12 hours with “Live From Here”
Star Tribune – Two families plead for help. It never comes.
Star Tribune – A new view through an old lens

4E. Format – Use of Animation

Gold Medal
Globo – Simone Biles

Silver Medal
McClatchy – Explaining PTSD
McClatchy & ProPublica – On suicide watch for days in a California jail
Zhejiang daily press group – World Cultural Heritage

Bronze Medal
ESPN – Take our challenge to learn ticket-shopping secrets for Final Four, other major events
The Paper – What Is the Problem with Medicine
The Washington Post – What does copyright infringement sound like?

Award of Excellence
DR – The tattoos of the King – recreated
ESPN – As real as it gets
ESPN – The rise of black quarterbacks
The New York Times – When Lawmakers Try to Ban Assault Weapons, Gunmakers Adapt
The New York Times – The Illustrated Guide to Brexit
The New York Times – Why Notre-Dame Was a Tinderbox
The New York Times – The Dangerous Flaws in Boeing’s Automated System
The New York Times – Hudson Yards Is Manhattan’s Biggest, Newest, Slickest Gated Community. Is This the Neighborhood New York Deserves?
ProPublica – Adrift: How the Marine Corps Failed Squadron 242
Reuters – Drowning in plastic
South China Morning Post – Tokyo 2020 Olympic climbing debut explained
THE TELEGRAPH – Leukaemia: what is it, how to spot the warning signs and who is at risk?
THE TELEGRAPH – How does a no deal brexit affect you?
The Washington Post – 12 seconds of gunfire

4F. Format – Augmented/Virtual Reality Storytelling

Silver Medal
USA Today – Can you step in for a US goalkeeper? Test your skill saving penalty kicks

Award of Excellence
The Asahi Shimbun – Commentary on Constitution
Dagens Nyheter – Join in everyday life in North Korea
The New York Times – Apollo 11: As They Shot It
USA Today – Experience the harrowing journey of the first enslaved Africans to land in America
USA Today – One security company, three warlords and dozens of dead Afghan children
The Washington Post – What remains of Bears Ears
The Washington Post – 12 seconds of gunfire
The Washington Post – How to dress for space
Zeit Online – Apollo 11: Mit diesem Apparat ging es zum Mond (Apollo 11: With this device we went to the moon)

4G. Format – Use of Maps

Bronze Medal
Los Angeles Times – California wildfires map
The New York Times – Opinion | How to Track President Trump
ProPublica – In a Notoriously Polluted Area of the Country, Massive New Chemical Plants Are Still Moving in
The Washington Post – Mapping America’s wicked weather and deadly disasters

Award of Excellence
The New York Times – The Great Flood of 2019: A Complete Picture of a Slow-Motion Disaster
ProPublica and The Charleston Gazette-Mail – A Guide to Every Permitted Natural Gas Well in West Virginia
Reuters – The world’s worst air: India’s latest pollution crisis in perspective
Reuters – Australia bushfires: State of emergency
Zeit Online – 2019 European Elections: The New Colors of Europe

4H. Format – Use of Data

Silver Medal
The New York Times – One Nation, Tracked

Bronze Medal
The New York Times – How Unpredictable Is Your Subway Commute? We’ll Show You

Award of Excellence
The Arizona Republic – Where will the West’s next deadly wildfire strike? The risks are everywhere
The Arizona Republic and USA Today – Copy, paste, legislate
ESPN – Assemble your All-Star crew
The New York Times – Opinion | How Every Member Got to Congress
The New York Times – Opinion | Quiz: Let Us Predict Whether You’re a Democrat or a Republican
Quartz – Tell us how you feel and we’ll show you a Lego that feels the same way
Reuters – Wiki wars: Hong Kong’s online frontline
Reuters – Weather Time Machine
The Washington Post – Drilling into the DEA’s pain pill database

4I. Format – Social Media Design

Silver Medal
The Lily – The Jessicas are turning 30

Bronze Medal
ProPublica – New Video Shows Border Patrol’s Account of Child’s Death Was Not True – Instagram
THE TELEGRAPH – Will It Kill Me?

Award of Excellence
The Ball State Daily News – Ball State Daily News – Instagram
The Courier Journal – She surrendered her deepest secrets to help put her abuser away
The Dallas Morning News – Amber Guyger on Trial
The Lily – Thanksgiving Parade – November 26, 2019
The Lily – Farris Does Faces – November 1, 2019
ProPublica – TurboTax Profits – Twitter Thread
The Lily – Female Santa – December 24, 2019
The Lily – Hallmark Movies – December 20, 2019
The Lily – College Students – November 26, 2019
The Lily – Jenny B – Novermber 8, 2019
The Lily – The Lily – Instagram
Naples Daily News – Eight women died after operations at a Miami plastic surgery business
The New York Times – NYC Block Parties
ProPublica –
USS John McCain Crash – Twitter Thread

The Southern Vertical / USA TODAY Network – Oyster farming in the Gulf
The Washington Post – 2C Climate – September 2, 2019

4J. Format – Newsletter Storytelling

Award of Excellence
The Lily – Menopause guide
The Lily – The Changeling

4K. Format – Best of Show mobile storytelling

Judges awarded first place to “Self-driving cars: Who to save, who to sacrifice” from Radio-Canada and runner-up to “The UFC’s 22 Hall of Fame moments” from ESPN. Read the judge’s statements here.

5A. Line of Coverage – Breaking News/Disasters/Mass Violence

Bronze Medal
Adresseavisen – The hunt for Max 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Los Angeles Times – California wildfires 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Award of Excellence
Reuters – Syria coverage 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

South China Morning Post – Hong Kong protests 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

5B. Line of Coverage – Mueller Report/Impeachment

Bronze Medal
The Washington Post – The Mueller Report Illustrated 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

5C. Line of Coverage – U.S. Presidential

No entries received an award.

5D. Line of Coverage – Climate Change

Silver Medal
Upstatement – Climate Knowledge for Everyone 1

Award of Excellence
Bloomberg – Coverage of climate change 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

The New York Times – Climate Change 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Toronto Star – Canada’s Changing Climate 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

The Washington Post – 2°C: Beyond the Limit 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

5E. Line of Coverage – Immigration

No entries received an award.

5G. Line of Coverage – Sports

Award of Excellence
DR – Eating Disorders in Elite Sports 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Star Tribune – Outdoors: Boundary Waters Passage 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

5H. Line of Coverage – Long-form Series

Award of Excellence
ProPublica – Disaster in the Pacific 1 | 2 | 3

Reuters – The China Challenge: How Beijing’s military build-up is ending U.S. supremacy in Asia. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The Straits Times – South-east Asia’s meth menace 1 | 2 | 3

The Washington Post – By The Way city guides 1 | 2 | 3

5I. Line of Coverage – Social Media Design

Award of Excellence
Político.mx – 1 | 2

The Telegraph – Snapchat Saturday editions

The Texas Tribune – Texas officials flag tens of thousands of voters for citizenship checks

The Washington Post – Democratic Debates

The Washington Post – Is It Good

The Washington Post- Democratic Debates, Candidate Questions

5J. Line of Coverage – Public Interest/Editor’s Choice

Bronze Medal
Reuters – Hong Kong protests 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Award of Excellence
The Age & The Sydney Morning Herald – Invisible Crime 1 | 2

Deb Pang Davis – Poetry Between Pain 1

DR – Illustrated timeline: How youth tech has evolved through time 1 | 2 | 3

Politico – Women in power 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Radio Canada – Election 2019 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Reuters – India Elections 2019 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

USA Today – 1619: Searching for answers 1 | 2 | 3

The Wall Street Journal – Boeing 737 MAX 1 | 2 | 3

The Washington Post – The Afghanistan Paper: A secret history of the war 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The Washington Post – The Opioid Files 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

6A. Product Design – Best Home Page

Award of Excellence
South China Morning Post

6B. Product Design – Best Landing Page

Award of Excellence
Metrópoles – Reescravo: a história se repete no Brasil que ainda espera abolição

6C. Product Design – Best Live Updates Experience

Award of Excellence
Politico – Annotation tool

6D. Product Design – Best Vertical/Blog

No entries received an award.

6E. Product Design – Best Mobile App

Silver Medal
The New York Times – The New York Times mobile app

Award of Excellence
Dagens Nyheter – DN Snille
Dagens Nyheter – Lyssna på DN (Listen to DN)

6F. Product Design – Best Newsletter Design

Award of Excellence
Quartz – Quartz Daily Obsession
The Telegraph – Re-designing our newsletters

6G. Product Design – Best New or Redesigned Product, Site or App

Bronze Medal
Zetland – Zetland mobile app

Award of Excellence
ProPublica – ER Inspector: Find and Evaluate Every Emergency Room Near You
South China Morning Post – China Tech City

6H. Product Design – Best Storytelling, Multimedia or Interactive Tools for Journalists or Readers

Bronze Medal
The New York Times – Oak

Award of Excellence
POLITIKEN – Baby names in Denmark
The New York Times – Live coverage tools

7. Experimental Design

Silver Medal
ESPN – Assemble your All-Star crew
The New York Times – Apollo 11: As They Shot It

Bronze Medal
Pew Research Center – How does a computer ‘see’ gender?
South China Morning Post – China Tech City

Award of Excellence
CGTN DIGITAL – PKX takes off
CGTN DIGITAL – Kungfu legend: Experience the Shaolin way of life
CGTN DIGITAL – Who runs China?
The New York Times – New customer journey
The Washington Post – 12 seconds of gunfire

8A. Portfolio – Story Page Design (Indvidual)

Silver Medal
The Straits Times – Rebecca Pazos – South-east Asia’s meth menace: One man’s struggle | This is what smuggling meth across the Myanmar-Thai border is really like | How ST uncovered a love scammer’s 3-month ruse | On a little street in Singapore… A road map of history, culture and society | 26 patriotic songs but which one hit the mark? | A year of Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan: Promises fulfilled?

The Straits Times – Alyssa Karla Mungcal – Singapore’s underground: How deep can we go? | How ready are you to live with AI? | 26 patriotic songs but which one hit the mark? | Packaging-waste: 80%-empty parcels sent to online shoppers | On a little street in Singapore… A road map of history, culture and society

Bronze Medal
The Washington Post – Courtney Kan – Moonrise | The man risking his life to expose the destruction of the tiger | At war with the truth (Apple News) | The Jessicas are turning 30 (Apple News)

Award of Excellence
DR – Søren Dalager Ditlevsen – The evolution of music and movie piracy | Is the console dead? This is the evolution of console gaming | How the social media of today was formed by these 10 sites of the past

ESPN – Chris Delisle – The UFC’s must-see moves | The 5 pitches that would make the ultimate MLB pitcher | Experience MLS like a die-hard fan | Can you make the right late-game decisions?

The Globe and Mail – Jeremy Agius – Paving a new road for rap | Long way home | The story of the opioid crisis, told on skin | In the information age, Canada is falling behind | Meet the country’s next top chefs | Lu Guang captures China’s ugly truths | ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’

Indiana Daily Student – Jacob deCastro – ‘She should’ve known better.’ | What’s Tom Allen worth? | Open secret | From memory | Murder in a crowded room | The toll it took

ProPublica – Al Shaw – In a Notoriously Polluted Area of the Country, Massive New Chemical Plants Are Still Moving in | A Guide to Every Permitted Natural Gas Well in West Virginia | See How This Political Boss and His Associates Bought Up Valuable Land After A Tax Break Law

San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post – Lucio Villa – California Fire Tracker | Reclaiming Paradise | Street of Dreams | The Mueller Report Illustrated

Star Tribune – Anna Boone – Best of the decade | 7 takeaways from the Mueller Report | 12 hours with “Live From Here” | Leaving the lighthouse | Two families plead for help. It never comes. | So long, sugar | A restaurant revolution

The Washington Post – Jacob Crump – Afghanistan Papers | What remains of Bears Ears | The fentanyl failure | Aretha: Her story was in her songs

The Washington Post – Madison Walls – Living with climate change | Fact Checker’s guide to manipulated video | Literatures great romantic heroes | Gone in a generation

The Washington Post – Joe Moore – One more year on the farm | Building a world of Modern Warfare | The most influential games of the decade | Access granted

8B. Portfolio – Story Page Design (Organization)

Silver Medal
The New York Times – This Gen X Mess | Hong Kong: A City Divided | Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew. This is how it was saved. | When Lawmakers Try to Ban Assault Weapons, Gunmakers Adapt

Bronze Medal
ESPN – The two worlds of Staples Center | The UFC’s 22 Hall of Fame Moments | The Body Issue | 44 years. 41 Allegations. How the past caught up to a former Olympian. | World Fame 100 | Assemble Your All-Star Crew | Experience MLS like a die-hard fan

The Paper – 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

The Washington Post – The Mueller Report Illustrated, Chapter 1 | At war with the truth | Aretha: Her story was in her songs | Altamont ended the ’60s with chaos and death. | Lives adrift in a warming world | Gone in a Generation

Award of Excellence
The Globe and Mail – Are you a distracted driver? | Paving a new road for rap | Long way home | The long road back | Meet the country’s next top chefs | The story of the opioid crisis, told on skin | Don’t pack your passport | Canada’s saddest grow-op: My humiliating adventures in growing marijuana

Los Angeles Times – 101 best restaurants | Man in the Window | How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands, kindling the next nuclear disaster | Tongva, Los Angeles’ first language, opens the door to a forgotten time and place | The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim | What it’s like to go to school when dozens have been killed nearby | As homicides drop in L.A., more women are being killed — often by intimate partners

NPR – White Lies | Losing The Eternal Blue Sky | Plastics: What’s Recyclable, What Becomes Trash — And Why | After The Water | NPR’s Book Concierge

ProPublica – Trapped in a Deadly Chase | Their Family Bought Land One Generation After Slavery.The Reels Brothers Spent Eight Years in Jail for Refusing to Leave It. | The Quiet Rooms | Collision Course | Death and valor on a warship doomed by its own Navy. | In a Notoriously Polluted Area of the Country, Massive New Chemical Plants Are Still Moving in | A Guide to Every Permitted Natural Gas Well in West Virginia | See How This Political Boss and His Associates Bought Up Valuable Land After A Tax Break Law

Zeit Online – East-West Exodus: The Millions Who Left | The New Colors of Europe | Darüber spricht der Bundestag (This is what the Bundestag is talking about) | Viel zu warm hier (Too warm here) | Apollo 11 | Die Psychologie des Kaffeebechers (The psychology of the coffee mug) | So bewegen wir uns wirklich (This is how we really move)

8C. Portfolio – Information Graphics (Individual)

Award of Excellence
Bloomberg – Mira Rojanasakul – Louisiana Unveils Ambitious Plan to Help People Get Out of the Way of Climate Change | Here’s Where the Amazon Is Burning and Why It’s Going to Get Worse | Here’s What We Know About Trump’s Mexico Wall | Robert Mueller’s Investigation: A Timeline of the Key Events

Bloomberg – Paul Murray – The Big Business of Japan’s Cherry Blossoms | Robert Mueller’s Investigation: A Timeline of the Key Events | Where Can I Buy The Impossible Burger? | Drivers Refuse to Put Down Their Phones. People Keep Dying.

The New York Times – K.K. Rebecca Lai – 1,800 Rounds of Tear Gas: Was the Hong Kong Police Response Appropriate? | Hong Kong Election Results Mapped | How Universities Became the New Battlegrounds in the Hong Kong Protests | Watching the California Fires Burn in Real Time | The 5 Days That Defined the 2020 Primary | Abortion Bans: 9 States Have Passed Bills to Limit the Procedure This Year | How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2018?

South China Morning Post – Pablo Robles – Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome | Key events from Hong Kong’s anti-government protests | How every Boeing 737 MAX was grounded in five days | 100 days of protests rock Hong Kong | Electrifying return of the Hong Kong Formula E

8D. Portfolio – Information Graphics (Organization)

Bronze Medal
Bloomberg – The Big Business of Japan’s Cherry Blossoms | How California Became America’s Housing Market Nightmare | Here’s Where the Amazon Is Burning and Why It’s Going to Get Worse | Half the World’s Coral Reefs Already Have Been Killed by Climate Change | The Tesla Model 3 Survey | Where Boeing’s 737 Max Planes Go When They’re Grounded | How Hong Kong Got a Million Protesters Out on the Streets | Drivers Refuse to Put Down Their Phones. People Keep Dying.

The New York Times – Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew. This is how it was saved. | The Dangerous Flaws in Boeing’s Automated System | A Tidal Wave of Mud | Why Notre-Dame Was a Tinderbox | They Survived Hurricane Dorian. Their Community Will Not. | Live Maps: Tracking Hurricane Dorian’s Path | Maps: California Fires, Evacuation Zones and Power Outages | Live Tracking Map: Cyclone Fani Batters India

The Washington Post – What remains of Bears Ears | An illustrated guide to all 6,887 deaths in ‘Game of Thrones’ | Drilling into the DEA’s pain pill database | How does an autonomous car work? Not so great. | A new old home for the nation’s dinosaurs | How to dress for space | The Afghanistan Papers: Documents reveal U.S. officials knew the war had become unwinnable | Which of these 2020 Democrats agrees with you most?

Award of Excellence
Los Angeles Times – What we know about the Conception’s escape routes | There are more women than ever in ‘Star Wars.’ Men still do most of the talking | The Hollywood primary | We mapped every wine country fire. They’re larger and more destructive than ever | L.A. might ban homeless people from sleeping on many streets. What about your block? | 6

The Pudding – The Gyllenhaal Experiment | How many high school stars make it in the NBA? | Colorism in High Fashion | Best Year in Music | A chronicle of the anti-vaccination movement | Hipster Summer Reading List | The Language of Congress | The Kim Foxx Effect

Reuters – Drowning in plastic | A plateful of plastic | The race to save the river Ganges

Reuters – Roads, boats and elephants | Dangerous heights | India is running out of water | Going Gray | The world’s worst air

Reuters – Australia bushfires: State of emergency | ‘This is Earth not Mars‘ | Japan counts the cost of Typhoon Hagibis | Devastation at a church in Negombo | A closer look at redactions in the Mueller report

Reuters – How India-Pakistan tensions have disrupted air travel | Weapons of mass control, tactics of mass resistance | The figures behind the faces | Wiki wars: Hong Kong’s online frontline | How many protesters took to the streets on July 1? | The Looming Risk of Tailings Dams

Reuters – Hong Kong protests: Coordinating chaos | Australia bushfires: How a mega fire spread toward Sydney | Hong Kong protests: Measuring the masses | The last stronghold: Syrians at the border with Turkey await war’s bitter end

South China Morning Post – Why your smartphone is causing you ‘text neck’ syndrome | How Bruce Lee and street fighting in Hong Kong helped create MMA
| Why President Maduro’s minimum wage rises cause hyperinflation in Venezuela | 100 days of protests rock Hong Kong | Cantonese performing art

South China Morning Post – How Hong Kong airport protests ended in chaos | China’s coal capital is dying as local natural resources are exhausted | Belt and Road Initiative explained: How China is looking beyond borders | Electrifying return of the Hong Kong Formula E | Godzilla: evolution of a monster | Will Beijing weaponise its rare earth supply in the US-China trade war? | What is permafrost and why might it be the climate change time bomb?

The Wall Street Journal – The World’s Appetite Is Threatening the Mississippi River | Boeing 737 MAX: Tale of Two Crashes | How Fast 5G Mobile Internet Feels | | How PG&E’s Aging Equipment Puts California at Risk | Democrats and Republicans Aren’t Just Divided. They Live in Different Worlds. | Meet ‘Chet.’ His Employer Knows What Time He Woke Up Today. | How to Profit in Space: A Visual Guide

8E. Portfolio – Social Media Cards or Stories (Individual)

No entries received an award.

8F. Portfolio – Social Media Cards or Stories (Organization)

Award of Excellence
The Washington Post – Snapchat Discover – 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

8G. Portfolio – Art Direction (Individual)

Silver Medal
Politico – Megan McCrink – Who Will Betray Trump? | How to Fix Impeachment | Why Biden’s Retro Inner Circle Is Succeeding So Far | America, the Gerontocracy | What Would the Bernie Presidency Really Look Like? | Who Should Be on the Next Mount Rushmore? | How To Fix Politics: Bold Solutions to America’s Problems | Are Your Neighbors Ready for President Pete?

The Washington Post- Amanda Soto – The ultimate homemade pizza, delivered | Made in America | 13 next-level kitchen gifts | How 2019 became the Year of the Chicken Sandwich

Bronze Medal
ESPN – Heather Donahue – The Body Issue | Kick Game Evolution – NBA sneaker culture in 2019 | The UFC’s 22 Hall of Fame Moments | The UFC’s must-see moves | The two worlds of Staples Center | Match NFL players to their trash talk | How Dabo built Clemson into a monster | The year of Bo

FiveThirtyEight – Emily Scherer – Portfolio | Trump Has Made U.S. Policy Much More Resistant To Immigration — Without The Wall | Why Carbon Capture Hasn’t Saved Us From Climate Change Yet | Political Confessional: I Think Private Schools Should Be Banned | 2019 Women’s World Cup | The Magic Of Nick Foles Is Real. Maybe. | Most Personality Quizzes Are Junk Science. Take One That Isn’t. | Our Guide To The Exuberant Nonsense Of College Fight Songs

Award of Excellence
Politico – Erin Aulov – The 2020 Dems Have Oddly Similar Memoirs. Can You Tell Them Apart? | These 5 Places Tried Bold Political Experiments. Did They Work? | How Cory Booker learned to love the spotlight | DHS Was Finally Getting Serious About Cybersecurity. Then Came Trump. | The 5 People Who Could Have Stopped Trump | The One State Taking a Big Run at Health Reform | The Key to Elizabeth Warren’s Crisis Moment? | ‘Anyone Ever Seen Cocaine?’ What We Found in the Archives of Bernie Sanders’ Long-Lost TV Show.

The Washington Post – Elizabeth Hart – Altamont | 100 Books to read at every age | Ice cream | How Trump changed my country

The Washington Post – Christine Ashack – The illustrated encyclopedia of sleeping positions on a plane | How to pull off a short flight connection, and when to give yourself more time | The completely correct guide to getting off a plane | The decade in travel | Dark tourism, explained | Childless millennials are passionately defending their Disney fandom

8H. Portfolio – Art Direction (Organization)

Silver Medal
Quartz – Guides | The New Science of Talent | The New Purpose of Companies | Cultivating Resilience | The 2050 Project

Bronze Medal
ESPN – World Fame 100 | The Body Issue | NFL hires in the Rooney Rule era | The UFC’s 22 Hall of Fame Moments

The Lily – Comics | Our favorite comics of the year | Pursuing my passion is fulfilling, but also draining. Here’s why I prioritize my hobby, too. | I have panic disorder. Please stop using the term ‘panic attack’ to describe casual nervousness. | How taking care of my plants helps me take care of myself

Award of Excellence
The Lily – The Lily Lines

Politico – The 2020 Dems Have Oddly Similar Memoirs. Can You Tell Them Apart? | These 5 Places Tried Bold Political Experiments. Did They Work? | Who Will Betray Trump? | ‘We Call Ourselves the Badasses’: Meet the New Women of Congress | How Cory Booker learned to love the spotlight | 5 lessons from cities trying to fix traffic | How To Fix Politics: Bold Solutions to America’s Problems | How Science Got Trampled in the Rush to Drill in the Arctic

Star Tribune – 2019 Final Four, Road to Minneapolis – Gophers get No. 10 seed | How March got its Madness | The Funky Final Four | This Final Four is all about new blood, not blue bloods

The Washington Post – By The Way – City Typography Illustrations | The decade in travel | Do you know how to tip in America? | How to have the worst summer vacation ever | The completely correct guide to unpacking after a trip | Mileage runs are last-minute dashes for airline status. But are they worth it?

8I. Portfolio – Combination (Individual)

Silver Medal
The Pudding – Jan Diehm – Women’s Issues Within Political Party Platforms | Colorism in High Fashion | The rise of hyphenated last names in pro sports | Ye Olde Mad-Lib Pub Crawl Generator | The Big Data of Big Hair

Award of Excellence
ESPN – Munehito Sawada – Kick Game Evolution – NBA sneaker culture in 2019 | How Dabo built Clemson into a monster | Can Michigan State break the No. 1 curse? | The rise of black quarterbacks

Los Angeles Times – Priya Krishnakumar – We mapped every wine country fire. | 50 songs for a new L.A. | Navigating a safe path to schools surrounded by homicide | How stricter vaccine laws spared California from a major measles outbreak | A historic oil platform off Santa Barbara turns into a rusty ghost ship | What’s L.A. reading?

8J. Portfolio – Combination (Organization)

Bronze Medal
National Geographic Magazine – Curse of the Buzzsaw Killer | The Atlas of Moons | The Pacific’s Fiery Ring | Sea Survivors | How a Fish Might Grow Your Next Salad

The Pudding – The Gyllenhaal Experiment | Colorism in High Fashion | The rise of hyphenated last names in pro sports | A People Map of the US | Best Year in Music | Hipster Summer Reading List | Are Men Singing Higher in Pop Music? | The Big Data of Big Hair

Award of Excellence
Australian Broadcasting Corporation – Step inside Super Kamiokande |The Amazon Race: A news game about what it’s like to work at Amazon Australia |See how global warming has changed the world since your childhood | What you’d spend to prevent climate change — and what you could get with your money | How does your income compare to everyone else’s? | From above and within, how fire hit Notre Dame | Australia Talks: Where do you fit? | Australia Talks: Your Results

ESPN – World Fame | The Body Issue | NFL hires in the Rooney Rule era | The UFC’s 22 Hall of Fame Moments | Take our challenge to learn ticket-shopping secrets for Final Four, other major events

Radio-Canada – Portfolio

Reuters – A plateful of plastic | Understanding Brexit | The China Challenge: Nuclear Secrets | Drowning in plastic | The race to save the river Ganges | Going gray | Wish You Weren’t Here | The Last Stronghold: Syrians at the border with Turkey await war’s bitter end

8M. Portfolio – Product Design (Organization)

No entries received an award.


Competition judges may issue Awards of Excellence, Bronze Medals, Silver Medals, Gold Medals and Best of Show honors.

Gold Medals
Visual storytelling that defines the state of the art. These entries must stretch the limits of creativity both visually and technically. They must be groundbreaking in both form and fit — telling their story in the most powerful way imaginable. It should be perfect or as near as one can reasonably come. Any entry receiving this award should be held up as the gold standard for the design community.

Silver Medals
The aesthetic and technical proficiency of these entries should stretch the limits of the medium — representing an elevated level of execution and originality in pursuit of powerful storytelling. It should be nearly impossible to find anything deficient.

Bronze Medals
Recognizes visual storytelling at the leading edge of craftsmanship or innovation. These entries should demonstrate technical mastery, aesthetic mastery, or both. Entries receiving a Bronze Medal must have an elevated level of execution, originality or degree of difficulty.

Awards of Excellence
Recognizes outstanding and excellent visual storytelling. These entries go beyond mere technical or aesthetic competency and may push the boundaries of originality and creativity.