VIDEO: The process, pitch and case for Svenska Dagbladet’s Best in Show

A behind-the-scenes look at SND33’s Best in Show judges’ deliberation and final vote. Watch as judges explain their support for Svenska Dagbladet’s gold-winning entry about the Norway attacks, and the campaign for it to receive the first SND Best in Show in a decade.

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Judges pick 5 of the World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers

In its 33rd annual The Best of Newspaper Design™ Creative Competition, the Society for News Design has named five newspapers, representing four countries, the World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper.

Excelsior, Mexíco City, Mexíco
Cir. 75,000 – 174-999 (Daily)

National Post, Toronto, ON, Canada
Cir. 75,000 – 174-999 (Daily)

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Cir. 175,000 & over (Non-Daily)

The Grid, Toronto, ON, Canada
Cir. 25,000 – 74,000 – 74,999 (Non-Daily)

Politiken, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cir. 75,000 – 174-999 (Daily)

Down to the wire: Deciding the World’s Best-Designed Newspaper™

The judged have spent four days leafing through newspaper pages sent in from all over the world. From 230 entries, we were left with a final 12. Of those, any number could be declared World’s Best-Designed Newspaper™. A decision is near.

Click the headline for a timeline of events at SND 33 World’s Best judging. Pus, stay tuned for the judges’ overall reactions to the entries, and learn what tripped up some newspapers who entered the competition with the best of intentions.

The 33rd World’s Best-Designed™ News competition begins. Meet the judges

Judging of the 33rd edition of the World’s Best-Designed™ newspaper — or Category 1, as we like to call it — segment of the Best of News Design™ begins today in Syracuse, N.Y. The judges for the other categories of the competition have found their way home.

We now have five new judges, all with fresh eyes, who came as far away as China and Denmark. They are ready to review the 230 entries vying for the top honors of World’s Best. The coveted award will honor work from 2011, with a focus on the complete newspaper experience.

Meet your judges…

SND33: Behind the scenes of Svenska Dagbladet’s Best in Show coverage

The terror attack against Norway and the shootings on the island Utøya was an enormous tragedy. At the same time it put the news media under very high pressure. However it is necessary to focus and to have a plan when you present news. That is the most important task for a newspaper.
What follows is how we covered the story.

UPDATE:Photos from the announcement at SvD, and a full list of the SvD team that worked on the project on the jump

Check out coverage of SND33 here

Enter SND’s Best of Digital Design here

Nominate a site or app to be World’s Best here

SND33 Best in Show: Svenska Dagbladet’s breaking news coverage of Norway attacks

UPDATE: Check out a PDF of the Best in Show pages from Svenska Dagbladet.

For the first time since 2002, the judges of SND’s annual creative competition selected a Best in Show: Svenksa Dagbladet‘s breaking news coverage of the July 2011 Norway attacks.

The 16 pages from the Stockholm, Sweden, paper combine stunning photography, engrossing information graphics, sharp typography, brilliant pacing and page architecture in a piece of journalism that answers every question a reader might have about the attack in which 77 people were killed in Oslo and a nearby island.

SND33: Winner-tracker™

Judging is under way in surprisingly snowless Syracuse, NY, in the Society for News Design’s annual competition. The team of judges come from all over the world: Hong Kong, London, Buenos Aires, Bloomington, Indiana. Stay tuned to this page for updates all weekend long. We’ll capture trends and quotes, meet the people, look at the pages, and we’ll give you a sample of some of the competition winners.

The judging will last until Monday evening as judges sort through 10,131 entries, just about as many as last year.

Check here for coverage of SND33 all weekend.