Journalist, evening editor at VG’s news desk in Oslo.
Holten has worked in various local and national newspaper since 1993, both as a reporter and as part of the editors staff, the last ten years in VG.
Together with Torfinn Weisser he did the redesign of VG on print in 2017. This work awarded VG with the honor “Best designed newspaper in Scandinavia” and a silver in the redesign-category in last years competition.
Managing Editor, responsible for photo and design at Helsingin Sanomat in Finland.
Ari has been working in Helsingin Sanomat since 2011. Kinnari has worked with several Finnish newspapers and magazines as Art Director or Design Consultant. He has been involved in many redesign projects.
Multiple award winner in national and international design competitions.
is a visual artist and editorial designer.
Owner of Tolstrup Pryds Grafisk Tegnestue, which he shares since 1987 with his wife, designer and art critic Lisbeth Tolstrup, Pryds has more than 25 years of experience from Denmark’s largest newspapers, e.g. Jyllands-Posten, Berlingske, and 24timer.
A multiple international award winner, Lars Pryds is also an art and design critic for Kunstavisen, Journalisten a.o., and was previously art director and editor of SNDS Magazine (2006–2016).
Lars Pryds graduated from the School of Arts and Crafts (now: Design School Kolding) in 1987 and holds a Master in Design degree from KADK, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation in June 2013.
is leading the print design team of Eesti Ekspress in Estonia.
I started working as a layout designer for a small newspaper called Liivimaa Kroonika back in 1991.
It was a wild time in the Estonian society and even more so in the news business. Working in a newspaper was a crazy rollercoaster ride back then. Among other things, it involved designing the paper in a winter coat and mittens (because the temporary office rooms were so cold in January) and constantly spending the whole weekly paper work cycle without any sleep. Yeah, it was plenty of fun.
In the following years I’ve been working as a layout designer for various Estonian newspapers and magazines, also spent a couple of years in a prepress office. In 2001, I joined Eesti Ekspress, one of the most influential Estonian newspapers, and have been leading the paper version design team since 2009.
is a page designer at HD-Sydsvenskan in Malmö, Sweden
Petra Villani is an award-winning visual designer with experience from both print and web design. She works as a page designer at HD-Sydsvenskan, a part of Bonnier News.
In her spare time, Petra is a bookbinder wannabe and leather craft enthusiast.
Flemming Hvidtfeldt (chairperson of the jury)
is a freelance journalist working from Thailand and Denmark.
Flemming has been chairman of SNDS as long as anyone remembers. The same goes for the task as chairman of the competition Best News Design Scandinavia.
But he still loves it. And he looks forward to every competition.