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Aftenposten gets Award of Excellence in SND competition

The Norwegian Medie House Aftenposten was awarded  excellence in the redesign category  in  Best News Design 2018 organized by SND.

The redesign was conducted by the design studio “at” owned by Anna Thurfjell. She is also the creative director.

The team who worked with the redesign were Kristin Kornberg,  chief of printed products, Asbjørn Bakke, News editor,  Ronny Ruud, Head of development and Constantin Eberle, Head of design at Aftenposten.

57 days to SNDS Mini conference and Award Show

In just 57 days the first ever Mini Conference conducted by SNDS will take place at Pressen, Politikens Hus, in Copenhagen.  We are in the last days of putting to program together but the first speaker has already beemn annonced. It is Javier Errera of Errera Communications in Spain.

The program starts at 13.00 Tuesday 4. of June. Tickets will be available Wednesday 16. of April at

The price for the mini-conference is 2.800 Danish Kroner – 370 Euro – and do include participation in the yearly Award Show, where the winners of Best News Design Scandinavia 2019 is revealed.

The price includes award dinner.

Javier Errera to speak at SNDS mini-conference in Copenhagen

The spanisk news designer Javier Errera will be one of the speakers at SNDS mini conference at Pressen, Politikens Hus, in Copenhagen Tueday 4. of June.

Javier Errera is a journalist. Degree in Information Science from the University of Navarra and graduate studies at the University of South Florida and The Poynter Institute for Media Studies. He has been editor in Diario de Navarra, editor in Daily News and Herald deputy in Aragon.

He is currently associate professor of Editing and Projects at the University of Navarra, president of the Spanish Chapter of the Society for News Design and director of SND to Mediterranean Europe and coordinator Malofiej Infographics.

On top he manages Errera Communications – a design studio dedicated to newspapers, publishing, graphic and web design, and consulting general newspaper.

Directed by Javier Errea, brings together professionals from different fields of journalism and advertising with extensive previous experience in media, in other design studios and research and teaching university.

Adresseavisen, Norway, gets silver in SND competition

The Norwegian Media Company, Adresseavisen in Trondheim won a silver medal in the SND competition Best of Digital Design.  Jonas Nilsson, Head of Digital Design at the media company tell:

– I was honored to receive a silver medal in the local news coverage category of Best of Digital DesignSND.

– Me and my long time partner in crime, Jonas Vikan, did a story about how a Norwegian business man payed pennies to watch a 12 year old girl be sexually assaulted in the Philippines via webcam. It’s a story about how technology transcends borders and cultures in an instant. As often is the case with these stories, we had limited visuals. A lot of the imagery had to be obfuscated due to privacy, and many of the images we actually could use were of a poor technical quality.

As a designer, that’s actually a great place to start, as it means that you have to come up with the visuals yourself. We chose two main visual queues for the series. Pixels was the obvious one, as the transfer of images and personas over the internet was a key component in the story.

The other main visual identity was «data transfer lines». The stories take place in many different locations, so we used these lines as a way of both hinting at data moving from A to B, but also as a way of letting the reader know where we were in the stories, geographically.

You can see the winning contribution here

Jonas Nilsson

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