Judge: Bill Ostendorf, Managing Editor/ visuals, Providence (R.I.) Journal First place Second place Third place Honorable Mention
Ostendorf is an active management and design consultant in Europe and North and South America and has worked with more than 60 media companies in 16 countries. He has helped re-design more than two dozen newspapers and magazines and has led more than 300 workshop sessions. At the Providence Journal, he oversees design, layout, photography, informational graphics and much of the editorial production process.
"Power: Who's got it?"
"This was a clear winner in a weak category. This entry stood out because of the clean and powerful presentation. I liked the use of a single color to stress the main headline and the simplicity of the photo illustration. The head could have played off the picture better -- maybe working off the muscles or tug-of-war the photo represents."
Phoenix New Times
"So you want to be a Rock Śn Roll Star?"
This is a solid cover that started with a strong photo of the band. It's a good concept and the headline made me want to see the story. I liked the way the designer structured the main headline. It was hampered by too much type and too many colors. Yellow probably wasn’t the best choice for the key word in the headline."
Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden
"This photo was a little cluttered for a strong cover but I thought the designer used restraint and did a good job of selecting colors and staying out of the way of the photo. The result was a solid presentation. It could have been improved a little by making "premiere issue" a little stronger and placing the text three items in white lower on the cover."
Phoenix New Times
"A Question of Hope"
"Several of the New Times covers were finalists and this was the best of them. An excellent illustration with a good headline. I felt the use of white type for the punchline of the cover held this one back from placing."
Judge: Bill Ostendorf, Managing Editor/ visuals, Providence (R.I.) Journal
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