Ryan Sparrow Joins SND Executive Committee

I am happy to announce the appointment of Ryan Sparrow to the Society for News Design’s Executive Committee as the SND Programs representative. Ryan is the chair of SND’s Best of Digital Design competition, which has continued to grow under his guidance. As Lecturer at Ball State University, where he has been apart of the highly recognized […]

Accolades: Comments, tributes to 2019 Lifetime honoree Tim Harrower

Related: “Saluting Tim Harrower, 2019 SND Lifetime Award recipient” CHICAGO — Tim Harrower was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award — the Society for News Design’s highest honor — Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the opening reception and awards of the organization’s 40th annual workshop in Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center. TRACY COLLINS Director of the USA TODAY […]

Saluting Tim Harrower, 2019 SND Lifetime Award recipient

CHICAGO — Tim Harrower was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award — the Society for News Design’s highest honor — Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the opening reception and awards of the organization’s 40th annual workshop in Chicago at the Chicago Cultural Center. “A generation of designers used Tim’s handbook as a roadmap through the quickly […]

World’s Best winners in print and digital honored at SND41 opening reception

CHICAGO — The Society for News Design on Thursday announced three World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers — La Nación (Argentina), The Sunday Times (United Kingdom) and The New York Times (United States) — and one World’s Best-Designed™ winner from the digital design competition — Reuters — at the opening reception of its 41st annual workshop, which convened […]

Meet the SNDChicago Travel Grant winners

The SND Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of travel grants for the SND Annual Workshop & Exhibition, celebrated in Chicago, April 4-6. AUDRIANA GIBSON Experience: My experience is largely concentrated and originates from the classroom. I discovered my interest for print design late sophomore year and the interest quickly grew into a love […]

SND40 judging closes with National Geographic Best in Show

The 40th Best of News Design Creative Competition awarded 16 gold medals, 40 silver medals, three judges’ special recognition, and 819 awards of excellence after three days of judging at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg. After reviewing 4,831 entries, all 22 judges gathered to discuss the gold medal winners to decide whether to elevate one to […]

Judges Select 10 Finalists for World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper

Five judges of the Worlds Best Designed™ Newspaper competition narrowed down more than 100 entries to 10 finalists over three days of deliberations in St. Petersburg. Steve Dorsey, Javier Errea, Bill Gaspard, Suzette Moyer and Shazna Nessa first defined a shared vision and framework before paging through multiple sections from each newspaper entered. The World’s […]

Six finalists for World’s Best-Designed in Digital

The World’s Best-Designed™ winner will be announced at The Society’s annual workshop in Chicago in April. Here are the six finalists: SND40 | Best of Digital Design Judges’ remarks This year we saw more publications employ audience-first thinking and narrow their coverage and presentation approach to serve the reader/user first. These deep dives on particular topics, […]

Enter the 2019 SND Best of Student Design Competition

Students: share your voice. The Best of Student Design annual competition, hosted by Michigan State University, gives students a chance to have their design work at a campus publication — as well as also projects done for a class, a job or an internship — appraised by top professionals. Last year’s competition attracted nearly 300 […]

Best of Digital Design complete 2018 results

The Society for News Design is proud to announce the results of the 40th edition of its Best of Digital Design competition. The 13 judges from across the United States and around the globe reviewed 1,300 entries during three days of judging at Northwestern University’s Medill News Service campus in Washington, D.C. This is the […]

Best of Digital Design silver and gold medal comments

We’re adding medal winners as they come in throughout the weekend, so check back here for updates. ABOUT THE AWARD CLASSIFICATIONS: Bronze Medal: Work that is truly excellent. These entries should show both technical and aesthetic mastery — employing digital design principles to tell compelling stories. It is appropriate to honor work that pushes the […]

Meet the Best of Digital Design judges

The annual SND Best of Digital Design competition brought 13 professionals to Washington, D.C., to judge the best work of 2018. The judges are broken into four groups — News, Features, Graphics and World’s Best. There is also one conflict judge. Follow along all weekend for more updates on Twitter, #BestofDigitalDesign and at SND.org. Features Libby Bawcombe, NPR Libby works […]