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Thursday, April 4 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Opening Party @ Chicago Cultural Center — Honoring the Best of News Design

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Eat, drink, and be merry with your fellow design friends at the Chicago Cultural Center to celebrate the World's Best. The evening will honor the annual Best of News Design awards, with medal winners in digital and print called to the stage — and we'll reveal the World's Best winners.

We will also salute the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients: Susan Mango Curtis and Tim Harrower, whose memorable body of work that has influenced decades of designers.

The SND Digital judging has just concluded: See the medal winners here.  There are six finalists for World's Best-Designed in Digital.  They are:

  • The Globe and Mail
  • The Lily
  • The Marshall Project
  • The New York Times
  • The Pudding
  • Reuters

The print judging has also concluded and medal winners have been announced. National Geographic was awarded Best in Show for digital and print integration for Katie's New Face. Please see snd.org for information on other winners.

Judges selected 10 finalists for World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper. They are:

  • La Nación (Argentina)
  • Politico (Belgium)
  • Die Zeit (Germany)
  • La Repubblica (Italy)
  • El Comercio (Peru)
  • The Guardian (United Kingdom)
  • The Sunday Times (United Kingdom)
  • Memphis Business Journal (United States)
  • The New York Times (United States)
  • The Villages Daily Sun (United States)

Capping off the evening will be the presentation of World's Best experiences and publications from the finalists that have been announced.

Speaking of best, we're bringing in Lost Lake to handle the drinks and food. Lost Lake was recently named the Best American Cocktail Bar and is on the 2018 list of the World’s 50 Best Cocktail Bars. It was also one of Esquire’s Best Bars in America (2017).

You do not have to be registered for the Annual Workshop to attend this Best of News Design event. If you are, however, your ticket price is included in your registration. Individual tickets to the party can be purchased for $75 here.

Thanks to our sponsors ACBJ and Tribune Design & Production Studio for making this evening possible.

Thursday April 4, 2019 6:00pm - 8:30pm CDT
Chicago Cultural Center 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, USA