American Society of Magazine Editors

Best Cover Contest 2016 Winners & Finalists

Best Cover Contest 2016 Winners and Finalists

Best News and Politics | Best Celebrity and Entertainment | Best Business and Technology | Best Women's Lifestyle | Best Sports and Fitness | Best Fashion and Beauty | Best Travel and Adventure | Best Style and Design | Most Delicious | Brainiest | Readers' Choice Award Winner Cover of the Year

Cover of the Year
 

Winner

Vanity Fair
"Call Me Caitlyn," July

Chris Dixon, Designer
Annie Leibovitz, Photographer

 
Readers' Choice Award Winner
 

Winner

ESPN The Magazine
"Body 2015: Chantae McMillan," July 20

Chin Wang, Designer
Carlos Serrao, Photographer

 
Best News and Politics
 

Best Cover Winner

New York
"Cosby: The Women," July 27–August 9

Amanda Demme, Photographer

 
Readers' Choice Winner

TIME
"America, 1968 2015," May 11

D.W. Pine, Designer
Devin Allen, Photographer

Finalist

Esquire
"Women & Men," April

David Curcurito, Designer
Robert Trachtenberg, Photographer

Finalist

The New Yorker
"
Solidarité," January 19

Françoise Mouly, Designer
Ana Juan, Illustrator

Finalist

The New Yorker
"Nine
," June 29

Françoise Mouly, Designer
Barry Blitt, Illustrator

 
Best Celebrity and Entertainment
 

Best Cover Winner

Vanity Fair
"Call Me Caitlyn," July

Chris Dixon, Designer
Annie Leibovitz, Photographer

Readers' Choice Winner

GQ
"Our Tastiest Comedy Issue Yet! Starring Amy Schumer," August

Fred Woodward, Design Director
Chelsea Cardinal, Designer
Krista Prestek, Director of Photography
Mark Seliger, Photographer

Finalist

The Hollywood Reporter
"The Reign of Kevin Hart
," January 23

Shanti Marlar, Designer
Jon Contino, Illustrator
Martin Schoeller, Photographer

Finalist

The New York Times Magazine
"The Culture Issue,
" October 11

Anton Ioukhnovets, Designer
Erik Madigan Heck, Photographer

Finalist

Rolling Stone
"Adele: A Private Life,
" November 19

Joseph Hutchinson, Designer
Theo Wenner, Photographer

 
Best Business and Technology
 

Best Cover Winner

Newsweek
"What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women," February 6

Priest + Grace, Designer
Edel Rodriguez, Illustrator

Readers' Choice Winner

The California Sunday Magazine
"Death," April

Leo Jung, Designer
Amy Friend, Illustrator
Amy Friend and John von Pamer, Photographers

Finalist

Bloomberg Businessweek
"The Aging of Abercrombie & Fitch,
" January 26–February 1

Robert Vargas, Designer
Finlay Mackay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Photographer

Finalist

The New Yorker
"The Mouse of Wall Street,
" September 7

Françoise Mouly, Designer
Joost Swarte, Illustrator

Finalist

PC Magazine
"3D Printers,
" November Digital Edition

Jackie Smith, Designer
Paul Majak, Photographer

 
Best Women's Lifestyle
 

Best Cover and Readers' Choice Winner

Glamour
"Women of the Year [Reese Witherspoon]," December

Tom Munro, Photographer

Finalist

Parents
"Girl Power! Raise a Confident Daughter,
" November

Agnethe Glatved, Designer
Melanie Acevedo, Photographer

Finalist

People
"The World's First Size 22 Supermodel! [Tess Holliday]," June 1

Andrea Dunham and Catriona Ni Aolain, Designers
James White, Photographer

Finalist

Redbook
"Real Women, Real Style Tips," September

Kirby Rodriguez, Designer
Chris Craymer, Photographer

Finalist

Southern Living
"The Soul of Summer," July

Robert Perino, Designer
Patricia Lyons, Photographer

 
Best Sports and Fitness
 

ESPN The Magazine
"Body 2015: Chantae McMillan," July 20

Chin Wang, Designer
Carlos Serrao, Photographer

Finalist

ESPN The Magazine
"James Harden: When Was the Last Time You've Seen Anything Normal From Me?" October 26

Chin Wang, Designer
Bella Howard, Photographer

Finalist

Men's Fitness
"Game Changer: Miles Teller," October

Andy Turnbull, Designer
Doug Inglish, Photographer

Finalist

Men's Health
"The Reader Issue," November

Tom O'Quinn, Designer
John Loomis, Photographer

Finalist

Sports Illustrated
"Sportsperson of the Year: Serena Williams," December 21

Chris Hercik, Designer
Yu Tsai, Photographer

 
Best Fashion and Beauty
 

Best Cover and Readers' Choice Winner

Harper's Bazaar
"Rihanna: Killer Fashion," March

Norman Jean Roy, Photographer

Finalist

Harper's Bazaar
"Kendall Jenner Transformed," May

Karl Lagerfeld, Photographer

Finalist

New York
"Serena's Sweep," August 10–23

Norman Jean Roy, Photographer

Finalist

W
"
Gigi Hadid: The World’s Most Connected Supermodel," September

Johan Svensson, Designer
Steven Meisel, Photographer

Finalist

WSJ. 
"
Rocket Woman: Karlie Kloss Suits Up at SpaceX," December 2015/January 2016

Maciek Kobielski, Photographer

 
Best Travel and Adventure
 

Best Cover Winner

The New York Times Magazine
"The Voyages Issue," September 27

Matt Willey, Designer
Alec Soth, Photographer

Readers' Choice Winner

Oklahoma Today
"The Indians & Cowboys Issue," July/August

Steven Walker, Designer
Shane Bevel, Photographer

Finalist

AFAR
"
Will Travel for Food," May

Elizabeth Spiridakis Olson, Designer
Andrew Rowat, Photographer

Finalist

AFAR
"The Future of Travel
," June/July

Elizabeth Spiridakis Olson, Designer
David Black, Photographer

Finalist

Condé Nast Traveler
"New York City
," November

Pari Dukovic, Photographer

 
Best Style and Design
 

Best Cover Winner

Nautilus
"Playing War: Games, Not Missiles," September/October

Len Small, Designer
Brian Stauffer, Illustrator

Readers' Choice Winner

Wired
"Cities by Design MMXVI," October

Billy Sorrentino, Designer
Patrick Clair, Illustrator

Finalist

Audubon
"Parakeet,
" July-August

Kevin Fisher, Designer
Tom Fowlks, Photographer

Finalist

Real Simple
"More Energy Now,
" February

Abbey Kuster-Prokell, Designer
Stephen Lewis, Photographer

Finalist

Surface
"Tadao Ando,
" February

Ogata, Photographer

 
Most Delicious
 

Best Cover Winner

New York
"Cook Me. A Home Chef's Resource Book" November 9–15

Bobby Doherty, Photographer

Readers' Choice Winner

Los Angeles
"L.A.'s Best New Restaurants" January

Steven Banks, Designer
Bobby Haiqalsyah, Illustrator
Squire Fox, Photographer

Finalist

Bon Appétit
"The Toast With the Most,
" January

Alexander Grossman, Designer
Peden + Munk, Photographer

Finalist

Garden & Gun
"The Southern Food Issue,
" August/September

Marshall McKinney, Designer
Johnny Autry, Photographer

Finalist

Saveur
"The Saveur 100,
" January/February

Adam Bookbinder, Designer
Marcus Nilsson, Photographer

 
Brainiest
 

Best Cover and Readers' Choice Winner

New York
"Times Square: The City's Id, Now and Always" October 5–18

Bobby Doherty, Photographer

Finalist

Bloomberg Businessweek
"If You Can't Read That, You'd Better Read This,
" June 15–28

Robert Vargas, Designer

Finalist

The Chronicle Review
"The Isolated Black Professor,
" January 30

Scott Seymour, Senior Art Director
Kevin Val Aelst, Illustrator
Rose Engelland, Photo Editor

Finalist

The New Yorker
"90th Anniversary [Eustace Tilley],
" February 23

Françoise Mouly, Designer
Kadir Nelson, Illustrator

Finalist

WIRED
"Sex in the Digital Age,
" March

Billy Sorrentino, Designer