As Category 16D entries were put out on the table, it was interesting to see some of the topics deemed worthy of mapmaking in 2009, from the serious to the curious…
Student volunteers from Syracuse and Ball State are on hand, laying down pages and then scooping them up, finding inspiration on every table and listening in on judges’ conversations about what works and what doesn’t. “It’s such an incredible experience, just to be here, to hear what the judges are saying, to see it all from a different perspective,” said Chelsea Kardokus, a Ball State freshman. Off to the side, with pages that are already finished with the process, the students are making piles of pages that inspired them. Some interviews and a quick gallery…
We’re deep into Day Two of the 31st Best of News Design™ Competition. The original judging teams have worked through their primary assignments and have now been recombined to create a new graphics team. The new magazine categories are getting their first close look on the judging tables (also known as the killing fields) and […]
As the snow begins to fall on Day Two of the 31st Best of News Design™ Competition, we’ve learned there were at least 16 silver medals awarded late Saturday night. The first two gold medals of the weekend were both awarded in the photo categories. Congratulations to The New York Times Magazine and The Denver Post for their wins.
What’s more beautiful than the human body? The human body in print. Check out these pages featuring all your favorite parts. These pages come from several categories on all kinds of topics — and they’re not just European papers.
Chuck Burke has been taping up his SND entries and studying the annuals for more than 10 years, but this is his first time in Syracuse at the competition. “I just want to say to all of my friends and acquaintances who have judged before: Thanks, scumbags, for leaving me in the dark about these five particular things, which would have been nice to be told in advance. Not that I would have necessarily believed you anyway…”
We’ve seen a few winners, we’ve seen many more cast aside and we’ve even managed to witness a couple of gold medal winners in the first day of the competition. What does that forecast for Day Two? While the judges managed to make it through 6,000 of the 10,000+ entries in day one, Day Two always bleeds into Day Three as longer form categories dominate the tables. SND Foundation President Denise Reagan has all the key info in the first ever mobile SND Web Desk update. Enjoy.
Come along, drop yourself into the madness that is the 31st annual judging. We tour the judging facility and get to know the crew a bit.
The first day of judging for the 31st edition of the Best of News Design™ has begun in Syracuse. Now it’s time to reveal the 21-member jury. Judges are divided into teams of expertise, with some panelists working across disciplines as the weekend progresses. Meet your judges …
Check out these pages from the first few categories on the tables. Typography is the star here, whether it’s drawn, creating imaginative shapes or just plain pretty.
We talk with C. Marshall Matlock, Newhouse School of Public Communications competition & judging director and SND print competition director, about the state of readiness heading into this weekend’s Best of News Design™ competition at Syracuse University. The first entries are already laid out and ready for the judges.
On the eve of SND’s 31st Annual Best of News Design™ judging, we check in with edition coordinator Mike Rice on the status of the competition and his hopes for the long weekend ahead. The general competition judging starts Saturday at Syracuse University.
World’s Best-Designed Newspaper™ judging occurs the following weekend, with a different set of judges.
Magician? Check. A dancing medley of 30 years of SND workshops? Check. Robin Leach, champagne wishes and caviar dreams? Check, check, check. SND celebrated the best in newspaper design, multimedia and years of service to the Society and the industry at its annual awards dinner Monday night. Four newspapers were honored as the World’s Best-Designed […]