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Times Wins 64 Awards in Design Competition

From a Times Staff Writer

The Los Angeles Times received 64 awards, more than any other newspaper, in the Society for News Design Annual Award competition, which released its results Thursday.

The New York Times and its magazine came in second, with 48 awards; the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe and El Mundo in Madrid each received 26.

The 64 awards are a record for The Times, which won 19 last year, six in 2002 and none in 2001.

Judges from publications worldwide awarded The Times three gold medals, four silver medals and 56 awards of excellence in photography, graphics and design.

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The paper also received a judge’s special recognition from the 21-member panel for its photo portfolio of October’s Southern California wildfires. The package also won one of the gold medals.

A two-page photo spread for a series called “Mortal Wounds” about urban violence also received top accolades.

Other winning entries included breaking news and features packages on the California recall election, the war in Iraq and the Academy Awards, as well as a collection of illustrations for The Times’ Book Review covers.

The competition was co-sponsored by the Society for News Design and Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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Newspapers worldwide submitted 13,618 entries, the third-most in the competition’s 25-year history. There were 21 categories.


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