Guardian wins design award

12.30pm: The Guardian and Polish daily Rzeczpospolita have been voted the world's best-designed newspapers, writes Steve Busfield.

The Guardian and Polish daily Rzeczpospolita have been voted the world's best-designed newspapers.

Five judges from the Society for News Design reviewed 389 newspapers from 44 countries before naming the two titles the winners of the 27th annual best newspaper design creative competition.

"The winners were as close to perfect as they could individually and collectively be. The two papers received our unanimous vote for maintaining quality and freshness on every page," the judges said.

The judges will finish their deliberations today regarding the 18 other competition categories, the winners of which will be posted on the society's website

The Guardian is part of the Guardian Media Group, which publishes

Meanwhile, a piece by the Guardian's Helene Mulholland entitled Partners in Crime, which examined employment discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, has been named the best national article from the UK in the EU journalist awards on diversity issues.

A picture, The Mother Priest, by Eva-Lotta Jansson for the Saturday Times magazine, was the best national photo from the UK in the same awards.

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