Globe wins 37 awards in international design competition

The Boston Globe has received 33 awards of excellence and four silver medals from the Society for News Design in the 35th Best of News Design creative competition.

The annual international competition features submissions from all published magazines and newspapers over one calendar year, according to the society’s website. In 19 categories, publications are judged on the originality of concepts and the excellence and execution of the design.


“The Globe always does well . . . but this year’s showing is exceptional,” said Dan Zedek, the Globe’s assistant managing editor of editorial design.

The awards more than double last year’s number, when the Globe won 17 awards of excellence and one silver medal, which is given to “work that rises above excellence,” according to the website.

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A silver medal for the design of the pages covering the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath went to the Globe’s Robert Davis, Luke Knox, Marc Lanctot, Charlie Mansbach, Chris Morris, and Zedek. That award for special news coverage also recognized the work of photo editors Bill Greene, Kim Chapin, and Lloyd Young and the work of the infographics team led by Chiqui Esteban.

Two other silver medals were awarded to Lesley Becker, for art direction of illustration by Pablo Amargo for “Head Strong” in the paper’s G section, and Jane Martin, for art direction of illustration by Pablo Amargo for “The Outsiders” in Books.

The fourth silver went to associate editor Stan Grossfeld for photography for his image of Torii Hunter flipping over the wall at Fenway Park during Game 2 of the American League Championship Series.


The results of the digital design awards will be announced next month.

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