Meet the man behind the SND32 cover

Member copies of the 32nd annual Best of News Design book are being shipped this week (a small selection will be available for sale at the workshop in St. Louis). The cover was designed by Adonis Durado, design director of the Times of Oman & Al Shabiba in Muscat, Oman. His entry was chosen from a field of more than 30 candidates in this year’s cover competition. We asked Adonis how his cover concept came together in this Q-and-A…

The World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper competition begins. Meet the judges

Judging of the World’s Best-Designed™ newspaper — or Category 1, as we like to call it — segment of the Best of News Design™ has begun in Syracuse, N.Y. The judges for the other parts of the competition have found their way home. We now have five new judges, all with fresh eyes, ready to review the 239 entries vying for the rarified air of greatness in the newspaper biz known as World’s Best. The coveted award will honor work from 2010, with a focus on the complete newspaper experience.

Meet your judges…

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS: 32nd edition of the competition is complete

At the conclusion of three very long days of judging at Syracuse University (the 22nd time it was hosted here), the Best of News Design™ print competition is now complete. A total of 10,515 entries were submitted this year in categories 2-19, resulting in 831 award winners. They were reviewed and selected by a panel of 21 U.S. and international judges. What follows is an UNOFFICIAL break-down of the winners. (The database of winners still needs to be reviewed, proofed and finalized in the coming days. It will be posted officially on as soon as possible).