Sourcefabric has extended the deadline of its global news design contest to 1800h GMT on October 7th 2011 following a late surge of interest from Spanish and Russian speaking countries.
Designers are asked to send in mock-ups of news sites that invent fresh ways to display journalistic content, integrate comments, incorporate social media and adapt site design to mobiles and tablets.
Winners get plane tickets to historic Prague, where they'll get checked into an exclusive hotel and then escorted to the Mediafabric 2011 conference to meet some of the world's leading media experts. Their design will be showcased at the conference and online, and winners will get a further two days of workshops to refine and implement their design with a team of news professionals.
"After announcing the full line-up of Mediafabric, and with the contest featuring on blogs such as the hugely popular Fayerwayer, we got a huge surge of interest," said Sourcefabric's Latin American representative Claudia Cruz. "It's a global contest and now the news has spread, we thought it only fair to make sure everybody had the same chance to prepare their design in time."
The contest is free to enter at contest.sourcefabric.org where designers can view a sample site and upload their finished artwork or templates. Entries will be judged on how they explore new potential for headlines, pictures, videos, audio, widgets, banners and reader interaction on news websites.
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