11 semi-finalists for World’s Best Designed Newspaper

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —  The Society for News Design’s 41st creative competition announced 11 semi-finalists on Wednesday for World’s Best Designed Newspaper. The Society for News Design’s Best of News Design Creative Competition is a juried competition recognizing journalistic excellence in storytelling, graphics, illustration, photography and news design. Each year, the World’s Best Designed judges […]

SND London student workshop recap

Earlier this month, UK students interested in journalism and design gathered to learn from professionals at The Sunday Times at a workshop hosted by SND. “It was extremely rewarding to work with students who approached the session with great gusto and produced such vibrant ideas,” said Russel Herneman, the art director of The Sunday Times who […]

SND41 Best of Digital Design recap

Judging for SND’s Best of Digital Design competition wrapped up on Feb. 8, and all awards tallies are complete. World’s Best finalists will be announced Monday, Feb. 10, and the Best of Show in Mobile Storytelling winner will be announced in the next few days. Full results can be found at snd.org/bodd, and make sure […]

Best of Digital Design judging begins Feb. 6

SND received a record number of entries this year. A group of 14 judges from around the world will meet in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 6-8 to review the entries and recognize winners with Awards of Excellence and medals. Finalists for World’s Best-Designed™ Digital News Experience will be announced at the end of the judging.

Michigan State’s Madison O’Connor named 2019-20 SND Foundation Scholarship winner

Madison O’Connor, a senior at Michigan State University, is this year’s winner of the $2,000 SND Foundation scholarship. O’Connor, who is planning to graduate in December, 2020, is the Editor-in-Chief at the Michigan State University’s The State News and a student chapter member for the Society for News Design (SND). A panel of five SND […]

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 […]

Tip sheet: How to give your digital contest entry the best shot at winning

The Digital Design Competition Committee is selecting judges and updating categories. Watch for live medal results from DC the weekend of Feb. 6-8; World’s Best will be announced by the 2020 SND Workshop. Entries must be submitted here by Friday, January 24, 2020 at 11:30 p.m.

Facilitators wanted for SND41: Join us in St. Petersburg

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. About 30 SND professional volunteers will be needed again in February 2020 to assist in the 41st annual Best of News Design Creative Competition […]

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 […]

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 […]