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…