SND42: Best of Print News Design results

The Society for News Design is proud to announce the results of the 42nd edition of its Best of Print News Design competition. This year, 27 judges from across the globe reviewed more than 3,200 entries across 11 categories during four days of remote judging. The competition honors journalistic, visual and technical excellence for work produced in 2020.  For the first […]

Weekendavisen and de Volkskrant named World’s Best Designed 

After three days of discussion, judges in the Society for News Design’s 42nd Best of Print News Design competition selected two winners as the World’s Best Designed.  From the judges Print is not legacy, but avant-garde: The newspapers who are the 2020 World’s Best recognize that the ubiquity of online content can make print a […]

SND42 judges select five finalists for World’s Best Designed Newspaper

After three days of discussion, judges in the Society for News Design’s Best of Print News Design competition have selected five finalists in the World’s Best Designed category. Judges’ statement In 2020, a global pandemic forced our collaborative process onto computer video cameras, in disparate locations, to report a torrent of news. And it inspired […]

Imprisoned journalist Fevzi Yazici receives SND Awards of Excellence

Imprisoned journalist Fevzi Yazici won a pair of Awards of Excellence from the Society for News Design’s 42nd Best of Print News Design Creative Competition. Yazici’s artwork from his prison cell in Turkey was featured across a three-page spread titled “Art of Darkness” published in The Washington Post in May.  Yazici, the former Design Director […]

SND42 judging has started

The Society for News Design’s 42nd Best of Print News Design Creative Competition judging is underway, and will run through Sunday, April 18. This year the judges will be looking at more than 3,200 entries across newspapers, magazines, graphics, photography and illustration. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram throughout the weekend to see medal winner […]

Volunteer at the 42nd Best of Print News Design competition

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get involved with SND, or to spend a weekend with 60 of the best visual minds in the business, this is your chance. SND will need about 30 professional volunteers in April to assist with the 42nd annual Best of Print News Design Creative Competition judging. Judging […]

World’s Best-Designed™, World’s Best Designer, Best in Show announced for Digital News Design competition

The New York Times named World’s Best-Designed™ in SND digital news contest A panel of 21 judges from the Society for News Design’s 42nd edition creative competition, the Best of Digital News Design, has selected The New York Times as the World’s Best-Designed™ Digital News Experience for ongoing trackers of the coronavirus pandemic. Judges noted […]

SND 42 Best of Digital News Design live results

Judging for SND’s Best of Digital Design competition is Feb. 25-27. Winners will be announced throughout the weekend. Check this post regularly for updates on medal winners and award tallies. Full results can be found at, and make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram to see silver and gold medal winners along […]

Join the 2020-2021 COVID-19 Cartoon Showcase

WHO declared the virus a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. In the year since, how have you portrayed the pandemic with wit and art? The Society for News Design and the Danish newspaper Politiken invite news cartoonists from all over the world to submit entries that can answer that question. Be part of this […]

How to make it work as a full-time freelance designer

Around a year ago, Bethany Bickley decided to take a leap and become a full-time freelance designer. Bethany, who studied informational graphics and publication design at Ohio University, has worked in the past at The Virginian-Pilot and Pacific Business News. But when her and her husband made the move to Savannah, Georgia, in August 2018, […]

SND London student workshop

Society for News Design (SND) invites UK students interested in journalism and design to a one off event we are running in collaboration with The Sunday Times on February 4th 2020. Hosted by Google in their London offices we will be offering you the opportunity to work with award-winning creatives and live out a day of […]

#SND AMS: Smart News Design Conference

We are delighted to announce our next SND conference in Europe! This time it will be held in amazing Amsterdam. The ‘City of Freedom’ will play host to a three-day event will be filled with learning, networking and talks evolving around the general theme of SND: Smart News Design