Small newspapers can become Best Small Newspaper and Digital Scandinavia for free.
The competition committee who organizes the Best of Scandinavian News Design wishes to give smaller newspapers better possibilities to be a part of the competition. Both in the online and the print categories. The committee believes that many smaller news organizations make great design but refrain from participating because of the fee or because they think they do not have any chance to win a prize.
In order to make the chances better for small news organizations the committee has decided to introduce two new awards entitled “Best Small Newspaper Design Scandinavia” and “Best Small Digital News Design Scandinavia”. The only condition for participating in the new part of the competition is to submit your work in one of the other categories.
On top of this, the fee for smaller newspapers for taking part in the competiton has been reduced and the smaller newspapers will be evaluated on their own. It means that the jury isn’t allowed to see or evaluate any other contribution before the entries from the smaller newspapers have been evaluated.
Last but not least the committee has changed the circulation number that mark whether or not you are a small newspaper. It means that newspapers below 20.000 in circulation will be considered a small newspaper and newspapers above 20.001 will be considered big newspapers.
It is the commitee’s hope and belief that these improvements will encourage smaller news organisations to take part in the competition and the committee see the changes as a reaching out for the smaller news organizations in the Nordic as well as the Baltic countries.
EASY TO PARTICIPATE
The publishers organizations who are sponsering the competition have recommended that the organizing committee for the competition makes it easier to submit your entries to the competition.
The committee will do so in the upcomming competition. Before, you had to write the names of the people who had made a page or a spread or an online contribution. This part of the submission procedure has been removed for the next competition. Instead, the committee will contact the winners after the jury work has been finished in order to get the names. We hope the chance will make it much easier to participate in the competition.
On page 7 you’ll find a list of the categories in which you can participate. In January, SNDS will send out a booklet with all the information about the competetion as well as the
The competition committee hopes that the improvements and the change in the evaluation for smaller newspapers will result in a rising number of entries both in the digital and the print competition.
WELCOME TO THE BALTIC COUNTRIES
For the upcoming competition it is not only Nordic countries who are invited to participate. As you may know, SNDS is expanding and now also includes the Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
And they are invited to join the competition. The committee looks forward to see the
entries from these countries. It will bring new inspiration to the competition and hopefully give new angles on both online presentation and print presentation.
Because of the new countries in the competition the committee has decided to
broaden the composition of the juries for online and print. The two juries will for the next competition include jury members from the Baltic countries.
FIND YOUR BEST WORK NOW
Although everyone will get a reminder about how to enter in the competition in early
January 2016, the committee urges all to get started finding contributions for the upcoming competition now. It will make your January much easier and less stressed. Have a great time finding contributions and best of luck to everyone.
D5 News coverage
D6 Data project
D7 TV design
P1 Overall design
P3 Front pages
P4 News pages
P5 Local pages
P6 Feature pages
P7 Sectionfront pages
P8 Visual communication
P9 Newspaper magazines
P10 Sports pages