Sponsored by the Society for News Design and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the annual SND Best of News Design Creative Competition  recognizes excellence in news design, graphics and photography. Open to all magazines and general circulation newspapers — daily or non-daily, broadsheet or tabloid, traditional or alternative — published anywhere in the world, as well as syndicates and cooperatives providing material used in newspapers. Each annual design competition covers one calendar year. Membership in SND is not required. The competition typically offers 19 categories, each with a number of subcategories. All newspaper entrants become eligible for the “World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper” category. Deadlines: US: Jan 28, 2016; Non-US: Feb 4, 2016.