February 27, 2019 Chicago Team

The Opening Party: Revealing World’s Best & Honoring the Best of News Design

Opening Party
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602


We’re kicking off #SNDChicago in style. Eat, drink, and be merry at the Opening Party with your fellow design friends to celebrate the World’s Best. The Opening Party is a short walk from the workshop venues, just down Michigan Avenue.

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 in a special presentation.

The event is sponsored by American City Business Journals and Tribune Design & Production Studio.

SND Digital

The SND Digital judging recently 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 Best of News Design

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.

The Evening

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).

Getting to the Gala

You do not have to be registered for the Annual Workshop to attend the Opening Party at the Chicago Cultural Center. If you are, however, your ticket price is included in your registration. Individual tickets to the party can be purchased for $75 here.


Opening Party Sponsors:
American City Business Journals
& Tribune Design & Production Studio