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Bill Gaspard - President of the Jury
- is the news design director at the Los Angeles Times and the president of the Society for News Design. Prior to joining the Times in December, 2001, Bill was with the San Diego Union-Tribune for 12 years. While there he held a variety of positions including graphics editor, senior editor/readership and senior editor/visuals. He has been an officer with SND, a worldwide association of designers, editors, artists and photographers with 2,600 members in more than 50 countries, for the past five years. In addition to his various duties on the executive committee, he has served as publications chair and organized the 1997 annual workshop and exhibition in San Diego. Bill has also worked as an art director at the Kansas City Star/Times and feature designer/writer at the State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois. He has worked as a consultant on a dozen redesigns for smaller circulation newspapers.

Rolf F. Rehe
Typographer, designer and journalist educated at Indiana University, where he taught typography for 10 years. He has been graphic design consultant since 1981. Author of two books: "Typography and Newspaper Design" and "Typography: How make it clear". His company Design Research International has offices in Vienna (Austria) and Florida (USA). He has specialised in developing and using typography in press and internet. He has realised projects in 35 countries on 5 continents. Lately he was working on graphical changes of "Postimees" (Estonia), "Deccan Herald" (India) and "Vorarlberger Nachrichten" (Austria).

Leszek Szurkowski
Born in Poland in 1949. Graduated from Poznan Academy of Agriculture where he received Master of Science in Forestry & Entomology. Photographer, graphic designer and digital illustrator. Ph.D in photography and multimedia. Visiting professor at Fine Art Academy (Intermedia Faculty) in Poznan (1992-2003), Poland. Between 1965-2005 he had 52 solo exhibitions and participated in over 150 group shows in various parts of the world as an exhibitor, lecturer and juror. His works won many international awards and were published in numerous magazines such as Communication Arts Magazine, Graphis, Graphic Excellence USA, Masters of Photography, APA Awards Book, and Photo District News. His fine art works can be found in private and gallery collections in Europe, Japan, Canada and the United States. Stock images represented by: Graphistock (New York) First Light (Toronto)

Jacek Utko
- is an Art Director in Puls Biznesu, Polish business daily. Design consultant for Bonnier Business Press in Europe. Redesigned several newspapers in Austria, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovenia and Poland. He received 23 awards in various design competitions, including "World's Best Designed Newspaper" for Puls Biznesu, awarded by SND in 2004.

Terry Watson
Terry has worked in newspapers for more than 20 years, as a writer, sub-editor, designer and editor involved in news, sport, features and magazines in England an Scotland. He was latterly an executive editor with The Scotsman and head of content at He has been a consultant for six years. He is a Manchester United fan.

Adam Zebrowski
Chimera Grand Prix 2003 Winner. Freelance graphic designer educated at Mikolaj Kopernik University of Torun. He works as an designer and copywriter for advertising agencies, publishers and other companies. Author of TV scripts and TV shows' graphic identity.

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