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Society for News Design recognizes `Taipei Times'

By Stephanie Wen  /  STAFF REPORTER

The Taipei Times won another Award of Excellence this year from the Society for News Design, bringing the paper's total to nine awards of excellence and one "World's Best Designed Newspaper" during its five years of existence.

The society announced the results of its 25th annual Best of Newspaper Design competition this week, in which 868 awards of excellence were handed out.

The award of excellence for the Taipei Times this year went to the features page headlined "What color are you today?" (May 17, 2003, page 16) on Aura-Soma therapy.

The five newspapers named the "World's Best-Designed" this year by the society are:

The Herald, Glasgow, Scotland (daily with circulation between 75,000 and 175,000 category);

The Independent on Sunday, London, (Non-daily Sunday newspaper with circulation over 175,000 category);

Puls Biznesu, Warsaw, Poland (daily paper with circulation under 25,000 category);

Record, Mexico City (daily with circulation between 25,000 and 75,000 category);

Upsala Nya Tidning, Upsala, Sweden (daily paper with circulation between 75,000 and 175,000 category).

The society chose from 13,618 entries and judged in 21 categories based on daily circulation and content such as breaking news sports and features.

The competition, co-sponsored by the SND and Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication, aims to recognize excellence in newspaper design graphics and photography.

With members from 53 countries and nearly 3,000 professional members, including designers, illustrators, editors, photographers, publishers and Web site designers, the competition is regarded as a benchmark for the global print media industry.

Both the annual publication The Best of Newspaper Design and the seasonal issue of Design, which showcase the winners' work, are seen as important reference materials for designers of news media and print art.

Since its first entry into competition in 1998, the Taipei Times' sister paper, the Liberty Times, has won one silver award and 19 awards of excellence, outperforming all other print media in the country.

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