The Olympic Games in London is over. And as a usual the great emptiness arises afterwards. USA, China and Great Britain, in that order, won the most medals.
And Scandinavia made a really decent effort. Olympic gold is is usually nothing to get rich off. It is the honor that is most important. The best athletes in the world makes up in an honest fight.
The same can be said about SNDScandinavias Best of News Design. The most prestigious event in Scandinavia is held in Copenhagen during SPACE-2012, September 27-28. The best news designers in Scandinavia will compete for the medals. What denomination it is on the medals is revealed as usual during the gala dinner.
I like sports. And I like the idea of honest competition. During The Olympic Games in London I have watched a whole lot of TV, of course. But the most interesting (and often interactive) reports about the games has been shown in other channels. Google, for example, has offered various Olympic games every day during The Olympics.
And inventiveness in the media has been fantastic. The New York Times made a wonderful interactive graphic video called “One Race, Every Medalist Ever” after Usain Bolt’s Olympic record in 100-Meter Sprint.
And we will soon have as many platforms in the media as events in the Olympics. It will certainly be reflected during SPACE-2012 in Copenhagen.
The best lecturers around the world will show how they push the boundaries to be the best news designers.
Finally, to paraphrase Juan Antonio Samaranch’s classic words: “Copenhagen 2012 will be The Best SNDScandinavia workshop ever!”
See you in Copenhagen in September!