Welcome to Best of Digital Design 2014

Welcome to the Society for News Design’s 5th annual Best of Digital Design Competition, highlighting some of the best digital stories, websites, mobile and tablet apps of 2014.

Last year we saw over 500 entries come in – a new best for this growing contest – and we expect even more this year as digital news design continues to grow and mature -  from furthered use of open-source libraries to a refined use of typography.

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. We’ve streamlined and refined the competition categories even further this year and hope you’ll find it easier to figure out where your entries fit best. We’ve also combined all of the special events into one category.

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

The deadline for entries is Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET. You can start submitting your entries here.  Judging will take place in Indianapolis tentatively Feb. 20-22. World’s Best announcements will come during the new spring conference in Washington D.C. on April 11.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at ryanj.sparrow at gmail.com. Please include SND Digital Question in your subject line.

Good luck!

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