Welcome to Best of Digital Design 2015

UPDATE: Due to a high volume of entries flowing in during these last two days, the entry deadline will be pushed back until next week.

THE NEW ENTRY DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 at 11:59 EST. 

Hope this helps!

Welcome to the Society for News Design’s 15th annual Best of Digital Design Competition, highlighting some of the best digital stories, websites, mobile and tablet apps of 2015.

Last year we saw incredible growth in this competition. And not just in the number or quality of entries. We also saw entries come pouring in from a wide variety of organizations and members that we once might not have considered ‘news.’ From the award winning work by the Harvard Law Review to the World’s Best that we awarded to Facebook. And this year looks to be no different.

We’re looking forward to looking through all of the incredible work done over the last year and combing through it to find the very best. Over the past couple of years, we have streamlined the categories so that they feel relevant for any sort of emerging technologies that organizations might employ in their digital storytelling strategies.

And as always, we look forward to looking through websites, news apps and other platforms from around the world so that we can find a couple that we consider to be “World’s Best.”

You will be able to enter your work starting Wednesday, December 9. You can start submitting your entries here. Judging will take place in Washington D.C. at American University on tentatively Feb. 19-21. World’s Best announcements will come during the new spring conference in San Francisco on April 9, 2016.

ENTRIES ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 15TH, 2016 by 11:59 p.m. EST.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at snd.digital.comp AT gmail.com. Good luck!

Ryan Sparrow
Co-Director of SND’s Best of Digital Design competition.