Submissions now open for Digital News Design competition

The Digital News Design competition is officially open for submissions. Browse the full list of digital categories and watch a tutorial on how to submit entries. The Society for News Design’s Creative Competitions are juried events recognizing journalistic excellence in storytelling, graphics, illustrations and photography across platforms. The goal of the contests are to identify the best […]

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 […]

New York Times and Washington Post named World’s Best by SND

WASHINGTON, DC – The Society for News Design has awarded The New York Times the designation of “World’s Best-Designed Newspaper™” in its 41st annual “Best of News Design™ Creative Competition”. Judges said, The Times is “fearless about using print to all its advantages — displaying original photography with impact, opening up space and creating sections […]

Eight finalists for World’s Best-Designed™ in Digital

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The Society for News Design on Monday announced 8 finalists for World’s Best-Designed™ in Digital. The Society for News Design’s Best of Digital Design is a juried competition recognizing journalistic excellence in storytelling, graphics, social media and product design. Each year, the World’s Best-Designed™ judges identify and recognize work that has fundamentally […]

SND41 Best of Digital Design recap

Judging for SND’s Best of Digital Design competition wrapped up on Feb. 8, and all awards tallies are complete. World’s Best finalists will be announced Monday, Feb. 10, and the Best of Show in Mobile Storytelling winner will be announced in the next few days. Full results can be found at snd.org/bodd, and make sure […]

Meet the Best of Digital Design judges

The annual SND Best of Digital Design competition brought 14 professionals to Washington, D.C., to judge the best work of 2019. The judges are broken into four groups — news, features, graphics and World’s Best™. There also are two conflict judges. Follow along all weekend for more updates on Twitter by searching #SNDdigital and at SND.org. Features Sohail […]

Best of Digital Design judging begins Feb. 6

SND received a record number of entries this year. A group of 14 judges from around the world will meet in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 6-8 to review the entries and recognize winners with Awards of Excellence and medals. Finalists for World’s Best-Designed™ Digital News Experience will be announced at the end of the judging.

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

The Digital Design Competition Committee is selecting judges and updating categories. Watch for live medal results from DC the weekend of Feb. 6-8; World’s Best will be announced by the 2020 SND Workshop. Entries must be submitted here by Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:30 p.m.

Q&A with Russel Herneman, Art Director of The Sunday Times

Earlier this year, The Sunday Times, a weekly British national newspaper, was named one of SND’s World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers. The paper’s design team, known for their bold typography and innovative illustrations, is led by art director Russel Herneman. We sat down with Russel, who has served as art director for the past five years, to […]

SND41: Enter today

It’s that time again.  Time to enter the annual SND Best of News Design Creative Competition.  You all know what that means. Sifting through stacks and stacks of tear sheets. Slicing, taping, filling out forms. Checking and re-checking rules and categories. Agonizing, analyzing, questioning. Gaining confidence, losing nerve, puffing with pride and deflating with doubt. […]

Facilitators wanted for SND41: Join us in St. Petersburg

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. About 30 SND professional volunteers will be needed again in February 2020 to assist in the 41st annual Best of News Design Creative Competition […]

World’s Best winners in print and digital honored at SND41 opening reception

The Society for News Design announced three World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers — La Nación (Argentina), The Sunday Times (United Kingdom) and The New York Times (United States) — and one World’s Best-Designed™ winner from the digital design competition — Reuters — at the opening reception of its 41st annual workshop.

SND Chicago: The Type Workshop

#SNDChicago started off with a showcase of type mastery with type experts Roger Black, Eduardo Danilo and Lucas Czarnecki. The speaker spent the day with participants unearthing headline schedules from the 20th century, looking at how brands can leverage typography in a design system, and discovering ways to use variable fonts now. Eduardo Danilo, of […]