Now accepting entries: Put your digital and print design work up against the best in the world in SND’s creative competitions

The Society for News Design is now accepting entries for both its digital and print competitions. Your work will compete against the best news design in the world. More than 30 countries enter including websites, mobile apps, magazines and newspapers. SND gathers world-renowned juries in Syracuse, NY, and Muncie, IN, to determine the top work in a variety of categories including the selection of the World’s Best Designed newspapers, websites and mobile apps.

SND has recognized the top work for the last 34 years. For the last three, we’ve evolved our Best of Digital News Design to reflect cutting edge digital work from Washington DC to Moscow, Madrid, Spain, to Mexico City. You’ll find an array of new categories this year designed to make it easier to submit your work, whether a newsapp, site redesign, interactive experience or mobile app.


Print entry deadlines: U.S. submissions, Jan. 16, 2013; international submissions, Jan. 23, 2013.

Digital entry deadlines: 12 a.m. EST., Jan. 16, 2013

Digital competition categories: More on the changes to this year’s competition, categories and rules

Digital entry form: Register first and then click on “submit entries.”

What sites are the World’s Best Designed? We’re looking for your ideas for the World’s Best Designed websites and mobile apps. A group of judges will go over all submissions and ideas in February, but first we’d like to hear from you. Send us your ideas.

Print competition Call for Entries: Instructions, categories and forms English and Spanish

SND33: World’s Best Designed website:

A team of top journalists met earlier this year at Ball State to chose the winners in SND’s Best of Digital News Design competition. They came from Madrid, New York, St. Louis, Toronto, London, Washington DC and Chicago.

The judges are: Jonathon Berlin, Chiqui Esteban, Brian Ellcierto, Tyson Evans, Jeremy Gilbert, Jennifer George-Palilonis, Sara Quinn, Joey Marburger, Ryan Mark, Rob Schneider, Will Sullivan, David Wright, Chrys Wu and Ben Wuersching

Leading up to the judging we asked members to submit nominees for the World’s Best Designed Website and apps. After carefully considering that list and those submitted by entries into the SND’s Best of Digital Design competition, the judges have selected one website as this year’s World’s Best Designed for 2011:

That site is the which decisively raised the bar for digital news design with its embrace of responsive design.

Our sincere congratulations to the Globe staff.

– Meet the judges here.
– See the full list of digital winners here.
– Check out a searchable database of the print winners here.
– Read about last year’s World’s Best sites and apps here.
– Read the judges’ overall statement and Special Recognition honors on the jump.

SND 33: Choose your favorite award book cover

POLL: Judges from across the globe met earlier this year in Syracuse and Muncie. They poured over thousands and thousands of print and digital entries. Now as the winners are assembled in SND’s Annual Best of News Design book, here’s your chance to be the judge. Help SND pick the cover from designs submitted from top designers around the globe … VOTE NOW. (Polling closes Wednesday, April 5 p.m. EST)

SND33: Live in Muncie, Best of Digital Design judging begins

Welcome to the Society for News Design’s digital competition, live from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Thirteen judges and a bevy of hardworking students have gathered to recognize excellence in design and usability of digital news design, information graphics and photography. We’ll take a closer look at the judges later this weekend, but here’s […]

Help pick the web’s best sites, apps and widgets: Enter SND’s best of Digital News Design

The deadline for SND’s Best of Digital Design competition is coming right up. You have until Feb. 15 to get your entries up against the best sites, apps and digital work from around the world. Our team of judges from around the world will pick the best data-driven projects, photography and video, overall site design and usability and mobile and tablet apps. This year we will also let users give input via our competition site. Stay tuned for more details.

Nominate a site or app as for world’s best designed:

If you’d like to see the winners of our 2011 Digital Design Competition:

Enter SND’s Best of Digital Design competition:

Deadline to enter: Feb. 15, 2012 (midnight PST).

SND’s Best of Digital Design competition 2.0

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to get your entries ready for SND’s annual competitions for the best work online and in print. The site for SND’s digital competition is now open for business, with revisions aimed at further improving the contest and make it easier for you to showcase your work, while SND’s creative competition deadline is right around the corner.

How to enter the print competition here. Deadline for U.S. entries is Wednesday, Jan. 11 and for international entries is Wednesday, Jan. 18.

How to enter the digital competition here. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Have you taken RJI’s 2011 iPad survey yet? Do it now!

The Reynolds Journalism Institute’s iPad/Tablet Research Project has been the first of its kind already (twice now, really). And they’re at it again. They invite you to take their Summer 2011 survey: Click here. This survey is international and open to anyone who owns or uses an Apple iPad or other comparable media tablet. It […]