RIYADH: Arab News, the Middle East’s leading English daily, has won four awards at the prestigious 58th Annual Society of Publication Designers competition.
Owing to an exceptionally talented Design Department, the region’s newspaper of record was a Print Medal Finalist for the design of the “Saudi Animal Kingdom” Deep Dive report.
Additionally, the visuals of three deep dive reports were recognized by SPD as Merit Award winners. These include “A Cup of Gahwa” for Web Custom Feature Design: Single Page, the “Saudi Animal Kingdom” report for Infographic (Data Visualization), and “Rewilding Arabia” for Web Custom Feature Design: Single Page.
Omar Nashashibi, head of design at Arab News, said: “To win four SPD Awards is a proud moment for the design and editorial teams at Arab News.
“I am elated that the design team’s passion for bringing stories to life for our readers in both print and digital media has been recognized,” he added. “We are always striving to improve and innovate for our audience and hope to have an even stronger showing at next year’s SPD Awards.”
Simon Khalil, consultant creative director at Arab News and jurist at SDP58, said: “To win four awards in this year’s competition, whilst competing against the biggest and best publications in the world, is a brilliant achievement for Arab News.
“The standard of entries in every SPD competition is always incredibly high, and after seeing the quality of the work firsthand, we are all very proud of this result.
“We want to inform, excite and thrill our readers with design at Arab News and these awards reinforce our creative vision. These particular awards showcase the broad range of design, graphics and illustration styles we utilize, to create world-class design for our readers, across multiple platforms.”
The prestigious, highly competitive SPD awards are held every year to honor and celebrate the best design and visual storytelling works. This year, 92 categories were awarded gold medals, while 82 won silver medals for print and digital excellence.
Since the start of 2023, Arab News has won multiple visual storytelling accolades in competitions including the Society for News Design Awards, the International Newspaper Design Competition, Indigo Awards and European Newspaper Awards.
For more information about Arab News and its award-winning design, visit https://www.arabnews.com/greatesthits