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…
Now that the winner has been announced, the judges reflect on what they have seen over this long weekend in Syracuse.
After examining through 239 entries, our five international judges share their observations of this year’s World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper competition. How do they assess the state of the industry? How newspapers present themselves differently based on their part of the world?
Some debates are getting painful. The judges clearly feel the love for all the finalists, but now they’re taking great care to make the best possible choices.
To make this Best-Designed™ truly a world competition, it was necessary to summon judges from all over the globe. How far did our intrepid judges travel to make here?
Live, from Syracuse
The judges in Syracuse are busy poring over entries. Want proof? Check out the judges’ chamber here. That’s your trusty blogger hunched over his laptop in the center.
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…