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Three medals for Finland in Malofiej

Helsingin Sanomat  won a bronze medal at Malofiej Infographics Competition in Spain.

HS was awarded in the digital category with the piece of ”Pasila grows to the heights”. The story visualizes Helsinki’s future tower buildings.

HS utilized the Unreal 4 game engine for the first time in the news article. The game engine is a platform with a collection of tools to make games easier.

The animation was concieved by videographic designer Uolevi Holmberg. Text and research was by journalist Lari Malmberg and coding was by Elisa Bestetti. The Project was produced by Juhani Saarinen.

The bronze to HS was one of the three medals that Finland won in the competition. The other two were won in print category by infographic designer Hannu Kyyriäinen of magazine Suomen Kuvalehti.

Bonnier News is looking for a Content designer/storyteller

Bonnier News Brand Studio is a fullservice bureau and innovationsdepartment at Dagens Industri, Dagens Nyheter, Expressen, Sydsvenskan, Helsingborgs Dagblad more than 30 magazines,

The studio is looking for a  content designer for the Concept & Design-team. You can read more about the position at here: Bonnier

The juries at work

11 jury members are working at this time in Helsinki, trying to find the best pages in the print competition and online publications in the digital competition.

The number of entries in the print competition this year was 292. 30 media houses have sent contributions.

The digital jury is evaluating 111 entries which is the highest number of entries ever.

The jury work will continue until Wednesday.

The juries of this year’s competition: (from left) Lars Pryds, Ari Kinnari, Tarmo Rajamets, Petra Villani, Emma-Leena Ovaskainen, Tomi Kaukinen, Katinka Bukh, Guro Lindahl Flåten, Håvard Holten. In this picture we are missing Lone Jürgensen (Secretary General of SNDS), Flemming Hvidtfeldt (chariman of the print jury), and Björn Heselius (chairman of the digital jury).
Print jury is evaluation overall design

The digital jury at work
Some of the judging criteria for digital entries.
The digital jury occupies a room named after the first female programmer – Ada Lovelace.
The digital jury started with stating their hopes and wishes.

Meet the jury

The 2018 design competition jury meet in Helsinki during the first week of March 2019.

During some intense days they will go through hundreds of entries from all Nordic and Baltic countries, both digital and printed publications.


The print jury is hosted by Helsingin Sanomat, the largest newspaper in Finland.

The digital jury is hosted by Nitor Digital Engineering Company, an IT-consultancy in Finland and Sweden.


The results of this year’s competition will be revealed later this spring. Keep your eyes open for information on


Thank you to all participating in the competition, and also thank you to our hosts.

10 Finalists for World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper

Five judges of the Worlds Best Designed™ Newspaper competition narrowed down more than 100 entries to 10 finalists over three days of deliberations in St. Petersburg.

Steve Dorsey, Javier Errea, Bill Gaspard, Suzette Moyer and Shazna Nessa first defined a shared vision and framework before paging through multiple sections from each newspaper entered.

The World’s Best-Designed™ winners will be announced at The Society’s annual workshop in Chicago in AprilThis special evening on April 4 also honors other Best of News Design winners.

You can read more about the finalists at

Årets Dagstidning in Sweden

The Swedish Publishers Organisation – TU -Medier i Sverige – has announced the nominees in the contest Årets Dagstidning 2019. The winners will be presented at a Gala Show at Berns in Stockholm April 11.

Årets Dagstidning has seven categories and 18 newspapers and newsorganizations has been nominated in the competition as well as three persons.

You can read more about the nominees at arets-dagstidning-in-sweden

Mittmedia bought by Bonnier

It was a close race but in the end Bonnier bought the Swedish Mittmedia. The Norwegian Polaris, owned by Schibsted, was also in the market for buying the Swedish newspaper group, CEO of Schibsted, Per Axel Koch according to

Politiken winns three digital prizes

The Danish Newspaper Politiken got three Bronze medals in the competition Best Digital Design 2018, which were held in Washington.  The competition is conducted by Society for News Design. 1300 entries took part in the competition.

You can read more here:

Bonnier bids on Mittmedia

Bonnier has put a bid on the Swedish Mediahouse, Swedish  Medievärlden tells. The Norwegian company Polaris  has also put a bid. Mittmedia publish 28 local- og free newspapers and is the owner of several , digital portals.