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Monitor Garners 8 Design Awards

THE Christian Science Monitor has won eight Awards of Excellence in the 12th annual Best of Newspaper Design competition, sponsored by the Society of Newspaper Design (SND). The eight awards, announced in February, were the most the Monitor has received in a single year since it began entering the contest in 1980. In all, the SND panel of judges evaluated 7,200 entries and made a total of 783 awards, including 716 Awards of Excellence.

The Monitor's awards came for work in the following categories:

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Overall newspaper design.

Special news topic: the Gulf crisis.

Single subject series (2). The Monitor was cited for ``The Displaced: Refugees in Their Own Country'' and ``Earth Day: 20 Years Later.''

Informational graphics (2): Artist Shirley Horn was cited for a portfolio of her graphic work and graphics director John Van Pelt was honored for a map of oil pipelines in the Gulf region.

Features: A picture page by staff photographer Melanie Stetson Freeman on the elections in Nicaragua won recognition, along with a report on the results of a Monitor survey of youths.

THE contributions of many other staff members in the photo, graphics, makeup, features, and news departments were also mentioned in connection with the awards.

The SND is an international professional organization dedicated to improving newspapers through better design. The society has more than 2,700 members in the United States, Canada, and 37 other countries. The awards recognized work published in 1990.

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A panel of 18 judges made its selections during the week of Feb. 1-4 at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Award winners will be honored at the SND's annual convention in Boston Oct. 10-12.

Countries represented among the winners were the US, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Britain, Finland, Ireland, Mexico, and Venezuela.

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