The World-Herald has won seven Society for News Design Awards of Excellence.
That is an OWH-record showing in the contest, which had more than 10,200 entries from 39 countries that were judged Feb. 4-6 in Syracuse, N.Y. The 717 winners hailed from 29 nations. The spread of awards is wide; with seven awards, The World-Herald finished in a tie for 25th in the world.
Several pieces of exceptional work helped The W-H win in multiple categories.
Our winners included:
Alyssa Schukar in the category for a Single Photo, Spot News, for “Building Confidence,” an image of a young Afghan boy amid burqa-clad women on a snowy day in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Matt Haney and Tim Parks in the Sports Page Design category, for “A New Perspective.” This page was one of the section covers in our multisection College Football Preview. A full-page illustration highlighted the challenges ahead as Nebraska commenced Big Ten play.
Matt Miller and Tim Parks in the category Inside Page, Broadsheet, for “Showstoppers.” This was a full-bleed doubletruck photo spread spotlighting the OWH All-State basketball team. The photo was taken in the Dundee Theater.
Tim Parks for his Page Design Portfolio, Sports. The portfolio included the aforementioned “A New Perspective” and “Showstoppers” as well as “A New Direction” (shown later in this post); “Unearthing the Record Rounds” (from our annual golf preview ); “Mirror Images” (a football pregame design spotlighting Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez and Michigan’s Denard Robinson); and “End of the Road” (a full-page poster-story featuring Kent Sievers’ photo of Nebraska offensive lineman Jermarcus Hardrick).
Jay St. Pierre and Tim Parks for Special Topics, featuring a series of five Nebraska football pregame covers. They are “Mirror Images” (Michigan), “Finding Space for a Game” (Penn State), “Border Battle” (Iowa), “Winning DNA” (Minnesota) and “Seeing Red” (Washington).
A whole slew of folks — Tim Parks, Thad Livingston, Kent Sievers, Dave Elsesser, Matt Haney, Dave Croy and Ben Vankat — won in Special Topics for “A New Perspective.” This entry included a collection of seven pages from our 36-page college football section.
The World-Herald also won a staff award for a portfolio of sports page design. This entry included a collection of football preview pages, pregame covers, high school pages and our 2011 Super Bowl Preview. Contributors included Tim Parks, Matt Haney, Kent Sievers, Thad Livingston, Matt Miller, Jay St. Pierre and Quentin Lueninghoener.