Announcement from Design Director Greg Manifold, Graphics Director Chiqui Estaban, Director of Emerging News Products Chris Meighan and Director of Photography MaryAnne Golon:
The Washington Post earned more than 200 awards from the Society for News Design digital and print competitions. This total included a gold medal for “Here’s every total solar eclipse happening in your lifetime” and 17 silver medals across the two contests.
Some highlights from the digital results, in which The Post earned our highest award total (91) in the contest’s history.
- The Graphics department earned a silver for coverage portfolios of the eclipse and a pair of silvers for hurricane coverage portfolios.
- The Post earned individual silver awards for “Travel the path of the solar eclipse,” “Incarceration by executive order,” “What is North Korea trying to hit?” ‘Where are we supposed to go?’” An Inauguration portfolio of projects also won a silver medal.
- The Post’s Snapchat Discover team earned two silvers – one for a piece on the “MS-13” gang and the other for “Game of Thrones.” The team added 10 Awards of Excellence in the social media graphics category.
- The Lily earned multiple awards, including for Product Design, in the New Site Design category, for Experimental Design andfor an overall portfolio of their work.
- Four Post designers earned individual portfolio Awards of Excellence – Chris Barber, Matthew Callahan, Kathy Lee and Danielle Rindler.
Some highlights from the print competition, in which The Post won seven silver medals:
- Four special section covers earned silver medals: Trump’s first 100 days special section cover featuring 100 days of tweets, the Year in Photos cover, the Travel Photo Contest cover and the Eclipse cover.
- The Global Waste project won a silver medal in the photo series category and the doubletruck from the Quince Orchard football project won a silver for photo page design.
- An illustrated portrait of Donald Trump portrait earned a silver and The Post earned a Judges’ Special Recognition Award for art direction on the Obama Legacy project.
- Seven designers earned individual portfolio awards – Virginia Singarayar, Chris Rukan, Alla Dreyvitser, Brian Gross, Jose Soto, Courtney Kan and Eddie Alvarez.
As always, the entire newsroom shares in this success. Many of these projects required collaboration between multiple visual and editorial groups.
Congratulations to all.