Go find your entries for the upcoming competition “Best of Scandinavian News Design”. The competition has a lot of news to offer this year. More focus on smaller mediahouses is only one of the new initiatives.
Best of News Design Scandinavia is still developing the competition. This year you will have the chance to win a brand new award in the print competition. You will also have the chance to win a brand new award in the online competition.
The new print award is called “Best Detail” and is nominated by the jury amongst all the entries in the competition. The new online award is named “Best Designed online News Media in Scandinavia”. The winner in this category will be nominated by the jury amongst entries in the “Overall site design” and “Overall Cross Platform” categories.
Just like last year it will be free of charge to participate in the design category for print media as long as the media is participating in one of the other categories. This part was new to the competition last year and it was a great success.
This year both juries will be asked to have even more focus and attention on new initiatives sent to the competition and also a greater focus on entries sent to the competition from smaller mediahouses.
“It is necessary that the focus of the juries is given to entries from smaller mediahouses. Both in the print and in the online categories,” chairman of the committee, Flemming Hvidtfeldt, says.
Small media houses in focus
“A lot of small Scandinavian media houses are not represented in the competition. That’s a pity,” the chairman says:
“They do a lot of good work everyday, and I hope that the promise of greater focus in the competition will mean that we will see a lot of new entries from smaller media houses”.
The greater focus will mean that the jury will be evaluating entries from smaller mediahouses first – even before they have seen the entries from bigger mediahouses.
Last but not least, the competition committee has decided to drop the bronze awards and only have three different awards. Gold, Silver and Award of Excellence.
“This will not mean that the total number of awards will drop,” Flemming Hvidtfeldt says.“It will make the work of the juries a bit easier. That is the reason. I do think that the total number of awards will be as we have seen the past couple of years.”
The deadline for sending entries for “Best News Design in Scandinavia 2012” is January 28, 2013 – Just a month away. So start finding pages and online entries with great details and prepare your entries to the competition.
In the competition for best newsdesign in Scandinavian in 2011 73 media houses from all of the Nordic countries were represented in the contest.
The Swedish newspaper, Sydsvenskan, was named The Best Designed Newspaper in Scandinavia. This was the first time this prestigious award was given. Besides 5 gold medals, 19 silver diplomas, 33 bronze diplomas and 38 awards of excellence were handed out at the conference. Sweden became the big winner with a total of 35 diplomas; Norway got 26, Finland 23, and Denmark 16.