• ‘A Room, a Bar and a Classroom, How the Coronavirus Is Spread through the Air’ by El País (Spain) received the top award of the competition in the digital category.
• The series ‘A Visual Diary of the Quarantine’, produced by the Spanish design studio Errea Comunicación for the newspaper Diario de Navarra, was awarded the competition’s top prize in the print category
• The international jury awarded a total of 156 medals: 25 golds, 45 silvers and 86 bronze medals.
• Competing for these awards were 1,144 works from 171 media organisations from 32 countries.
The 29th edition of the Malofiej International Infographics Awards, organised by the Society for News Design Spain (SNDE) and the School of Communication of the University of Navarra has named its awardees.
The series ‘A Visual Diary of the Quarantine’, produced by Errea Comunicación for the newspaper Diario de Navarra (Spain) has won the Best of Show Award —the competition’s highest award— in the print category. The Best of Show Award in the digital category went to El País (Spain) for its work ‘A Room, a Bar and a Classroom, How the Coronavirus Is Spread through the Air’.
The jury awarded a total of 156 medals: 25 gold, 45 silver and 86 bronze medals in the print and digital media categories.
Of the 155 medals awarded by the jury, 63 went to the print category (15 gold medals, 23 silver and 25 bronze), 88 went to the online/digital category (10 gold medals, 21 silver and 57 bronze) and 5 medals were awarded in the students’ category (1 silver and 4 bronze).
In this year’s edition, 171 media organisations from 32 countries submitted works. Of the 1,144 entries in the competition, 399 were in the print graphics categories and 709 were in the digital infographics categories.
The jury also conferred seven Judges’ Special Recognition awards.
– The Best Map / Miguel Urabayen Award: The print category award went to The New York Times for ‘How the Virus Won’, and the digital award went to Reuters for ‘Shifting Smoke’.
– The Climate Change and Environmental Commitment Award: The print award went to National Geographic for ‘The World in 2070’, and for the digital category, the award was given to The Washington Post for ‘This is what fuels the West’s infernos’.
– The Minorities and Human Rights Award: In print, the award went to National Geographic for ‘Price of a Pandemic’, and in digital to The New York Times for ‘How the Police Killed Breonna Taylor’.
– The Gender Equality Award: In print, the award went to National Geographic for ‘The State of Women’. No prize was awarded in the digital category.
The jury met during the months of May and June through virtual meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The jury was comprised of Alessandro Alvim, O Globo (Brazil); Jen Christiansen, Scientific American (USA); Paolo Ciuccarelli, Center for Design | Northeastern University (Italy / USA); John Grimwade, (UK / USA); Jan Schwochow (Germany); Mónica Serrano, National Geographic (USA); Aljaž Vindiš, freelance (Slovenia); Pablo Loscri, La Nación (Argentina); Simon Scarr, Reuters (Singapore); Karin Schwandt, Schwandt Information Design (The Netherlands); Monica Ulmanu, The Washington Post (USA); Sisi Wei, OpenNews (USA); Karen Yourish, The New York Times (USA), and Javier Zarracina, USA Today (USA).