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NPR Music named Digiday Publishing Awards Finalist

Tiny Desk Concert Contest nominated for “Most Innovative Brand Partnership”


The first-ever Tiny Desk Concert Contest is a finalist in the Digiday Publishing Awards “Most Innovative Brand Partnership” category. Presented by NPR Music and sponsored by Lagunitas, the contest encouraged musicians to compete for a chance to perform at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk and at Lagunitas’ “CouchTrippin’ to Austin” show – and thousands did.

Digiday Publishing Awards winners will be announced in March, but you can check out the Tiny Desk Concert Contest winner right now!


NPR Visuals Wins 5 Medals from the Society of News Design

“What they’ve taken is your standard rope journalist piece and offered up a super easy to use and adaptable journey through the songs… It’s just really smart and beautiful.”
- Judges remarks on NPR Music’s “Songs We Love” feature

Out of 750+ entries, NPR songs we loveVisuals was awarded five medals: two Gold and three Silver. NPR was the only organization to win a medal for a portfolio of work. Here is the full rundown of NPR’s honored work:

Gold Medal for Demolished, a piece about the history of public housing in Chicago

Gold Medal for a portfolio of work for Danny Debelius

Silver Medal for Election Party, a visual companion to live radio coverage of Election Night

Silver Medal for Songs We Love, the NPR Music discovery directory

Silver Medal for a portfolio of work for NPR Visuals

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