The judges have converged in Indianapolis at the Ball State University Indianapolis Center to begin the Best of Digital Design competition. We have a record number of entries for the digital competition this year.
We are now accepting entries for the 4th annual Best of Digital Design Competition, highlighting the best digital stories, websites, mobile and tablet apps of 2013.
Mario Garcia, Founder and CEO of Garcia Media recently spoke with Adonis Durado, art director of The Times of Oman and its sister newspaper Al Shabiba. Dr. Garcia’s conversation with Durado is republished with permission.
To get to know them better, we asked the judges at SND35 Best of News Design™ three questions. Here are all the mini-interviews we conducted during the competition in Syracuse this year.
The judges wrote: Sophisticated with an underlying sense of fun, Die Zeit is one of Germany’s most well-known weekly newspapers and the design must get due credit. Balanced and symmetrical in its look, Die Zeit enjoys a quiet authority through its beautifully modular layout and its elegant and restrained typography. That authority allows it to […]
The judges wrote: If The Grid were a friend — and it seems like it’s aiming to be – it would be the one who grabs this and that from their closet, adds a colorful scarf and a thrift shop bracelet to create a near perfect effect. Pleasingly jumbled at first glance, the whole look […]
The judges wrote: The Guardian’s design is reassuring in its consistency and clarity, as it delivers a robust daily package of news supported by a clear and distinctive architecture that ranges from large attention-grabbing promos to something as small as body text. Long a standard-bearer for news design, The Guardian is among the most studied […]
The judges wrote: A remarkably consistent newspaper — from its front page to its last – with a striking symmetry, it is nonetheless lavish in its creative use of illustration, photography and white space. Its obvious attention to detail is a strong foundation for the line it walks between tradition and daring. This Sunday weekly […]
The judges wrote: A newspaper that’s designed like a magazine, Sweden’s largest morning daily delivers a no-nonsense news report whose strength stems from strong, boldly cropped photos. The design uses white space efficiently to present a lot of information without overwhelming the reader. The front page does not lose its impact, even while still offering […]
Lotta Ek is art director at Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm, Sweden’s largest morning newspaper, and is a judge for the 35th Best of News Design™ World’s Best competition. To get to know her better, we asked three questions: You’ve traveled a long way. How do you like Syracuse? It’s beautiful and with all the snow if feels like […]
Greg Branson is assistant managing editor/presentation and innovation at the Kansas City Star and is a judge on the long-form team for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know him better, we posed three questions: What are your impressions of the entries this year? The good stuff really shines through when you […]
Elizabeth Burr is senior art director at the San Francisco Chronicle and is a features judge for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know her better, we posed three questions: What has impressed you as a judge? Every year when I see the book, I am really amazed, but being here as […]
Will Alford is a manager/new projects and business development at Cox Media Group and is on the team judging the News category for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know him better, we posed three questions: What’s inspired you while judging? I think in a lot of interesting pages, but I’ve also seen […]
Jason Benavides is features designer at the Charlotte Observer, and is judging the Features category for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know him better, we posed three questions: What are your impressions of the work you’ve seen while judging Features? I’m very impressed. Even the ones that don’t make the Award […]