The Best of SND Digital Design is a juried competition sponsored by the Society of News Design to recognize journalistic excellence in storytelling, graphics, social media and product design. The goal of the contest is to identify the best of journalism that pushes the boundaries of design and technology. By submitting, you help define the state of the art for our industry and all storytellers.
Deadline Entries must be submitted by February 1, 2019 at 11:30 p.m. eastern. The 40th Edition SND Digital Design competition is open to all media publications? You do not need to be a member of SND to enter. All entries must have been published between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018.
Judging Judging for all categories will take place in early 2019 and the results will be announced by the SND Workshop on April 6. A team of judges selected by SND will evaluate each entry on how well it accomplishes its editorial and design objectives.
Entries When submitting entries, it’s important to remember that technology continues to evolve with this competition, and submitting a URL does not always give judges a complete impression of how your site/product/story felt to the reader. In other words, we want to experience your entry as a reader would have experienced it. If the site had live aspects, show us a video of it in play. If we are comparing redesigns, before/after images are necessary and if judges need specific hardware to view the story, please say so. The judges understand this tricky dilemma and will look at an assortment of materials before making their decisions. The key is always going to be overall user/reader experience.
For non-English entries, give a thorough summary of the story/project in English. SND will try to have a translator if needed, but the more information you give judges about the story and how to navigate the experience, the better. Some organizations have submitted an English language version of their work alongside the original.
Entrants may enter a single piece of work in as many “single page” categories as make sense and also as part of “line of coverage” submissions. Remember that judges will evaluate portfolios and “line of coverage” submissions on the strength of the entire package. Be selective and enter your strongest pieces.
The competition retains the right to move an entry into another category if they think it would fair better in another category or disqualify an entry if it fails to meet the rules.
Awards Winning entries will receive bronze, silver or gold medals for outstanding work, pushing the boundaries of design and technology and helping define the state of the art for the industry.
Do I need to be a member of SND to enter? No, the competition is open to everyone, but members receive a discounted submission price of $25. Non-member pay $40 per submission. Students pay $5 per entry. World's Best submission are free for everyone.
What is the Federal tax ID number for SND? 23-2129331
What happens if I want to modify my entry? After submitting, you will receive an email from Screendoor that allows you to submit modifications for your submission.
What will get my entry disqualified? Reasons for disqualification include: Duplicate entries, incomplete entry forms, not following directions for subcategories, submitting as a member when you are not.