SPD 55: National Geographic & The New York Times Magazine are this year's big winners
Winners aplenty! The Society of Publication Designers (SPD) aka the non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging excellence in editorial design since it was founded back in 1965, announced the winners of its 55th Annual Design Competition with a virtual awards presentation.
The 55th Annual SPD Awards Presentation was a celebration of excellence in editorial design, photography, and illustration both in print and digital format, “as only the best work from 2019 was presented from the thousands of submissions entered into this year’s competition.”
Ninety-two categories were awarded Gold Medals and 81 categories were awarded Silver Medals for print and digital excellence.
The big winners at this year's competition are National Geographic which won the Brand of the Year award and The New York Times Magazine which won the Magazine of the Year trophy.
Some pages from a very special issue of @NYTmag. On the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery, the magazine examines the many ways it’s legacy continues to shape and define life in the United States. #1619project. pic.twitter.com/fAC1bqQH02— Gail Bichler (@GailBichler) August 16, 2019
For this year, the finalists and medal winners were showcased with a series of video episodes posted on SPD's website.
The first two episodes of this year's ceremonial presentation announced the print winners in design and photography followed by the videos presenting the winners for the illustration and digital categories.
The awards presentation culminated with the finale episode announcing the winners of Brand of the Year, Magazine of the Year, Best of Genre, Members’ Choice: Best Cover, and this year’s special category: Lost In Space.
For the full list of winners check here.