American Society of Magazine Editors

ASME Best Cover Contest 2018 Winners & Finalists

Best News and Politics | Best Entertainment and Celebrity | Best Business and Technology | Best Service and Lifestyle | Best Sports and Fitness | Best Fashion and Beauty
Best Travel and Adventure | Most Delicious | Brainiest | Most Controversial
Readers' Choice AwardsCover of the Year

 

Cover of the Year

The New Yorker
"Blowhard," August 28, 2017

David Plunkert, Illustrator

 


Best News and Politics

Best Cover Winner

The New Yorker
“The March,” February 6, 2017

Abigail Gray Swartz, Illustrator

 

Readers' Choice Winner

National Geographic
“Gender Revolution,” January 2017

Emmet Smith, Designer
Robin Hammond, Photographer

 

Finalist

Mother Jones
“Trump vs. the Law,” May/June 2017

Ivylise Simones, Designer
Morten Morland, Illustrator

 

Finalist

Texas Monthly
"Unsinkable: How We Defied Hurricane Harvey," October 2017

Emily Kimbro, Designer
Dirk Fowler, Illustrator

 

Finalist

TIME
“Nothing to See Here,” February 27-March 6, 2017

D.W. Pine, Creative Director
Tim O'Brien, Illustrator

Finalist

TIME
“Person of the Year [The Silence Breakers],” December 18, 2017

D.W. Pine, Creative Director
Billy & Hels, Photographer

 


Best Entertainment and Celebrity

Best Cover Winner

New York
“David Letterman Returns,” March 6-19, 2017

Thomas Alberty, Desginer
Jody Quon, Photography Director
Christopher Anderson, Photographer

 

Readers' Choice Winner

Entertainment Weekly
“Let’s Hear It for the Red, White and Ru," June 23, 2017

Keir Novesky, Designer
Tony Kelly, Photographer

Finalist

Esquire
"Make America Happy Again," February 2017

Anton Ioukhnovets, Design Director
Mario Sorrenti, Photographer

 

Finalist

Esquire
"Star Wars' Adam Driver: A Force to Be Reckoned With," December 2017/January 2018

Raul Aguila, Design Director
Norman Jean Roy, Photographer

Finalist

TransWorld SKATEboarding
Dylan Rieder, January 2017

Keegan Callahan, Designer
Paul Kobriger, Illustrator
Ryan Allan, Photographer

Finalist

Vanity Fair
Serena Williams, August 2017


Best Business and Technology

Best Cover Winner

The New Yorker
 “Coding 101,” November 20, 2017

Malika Favre, Illustrator

Readers' Choice Winner

Popular Science
“The State of Water in Our World,” March/April 2017

Mike Schnaidt, Designer
The Voorhes, Photographer

Finalist

Bloomberg Businessweek
“It’s Not Easy Being Mark Zuckerberg Right Now,” September 25, 2017

Finalist

The California Sunday Magazine
“The Political Awakening of Silicon Valley,” October 1, 2017, gatefold cover

Leo Jung, Designer
Dru Donovan, Photographer

 

Finalist

Landscape Architecture Magazine
“The Big Blow,” April 2017

Chris McGee, Designer
IABR/H+N+S Landscape Architects, Illustrator


Best Service and Lifestyle

Best Cover Winner

The California Sunday Magazine
“A Teenage Life,” December 3, 2017

Leo Jung, Designer
Alessandra Sanguinetti, Photographer

Readers' Choice Winner

Concealed Carry
“Comfort & Style,” May/June 2017

Ken Wangler and Dusty Reid, Designers and Photographers

Finalist

Garden & Gun
"Celebrating 10 Years," April/May 2017

Marshall McKinney, Designer
Andrew Kornylak, Photographer

Finalist

The New Yorker
“Bright Star,” July 3, 2017

Kadir Nelson, Illustrator

Finalist

Surface
“Rossana Orlandi,” April 2017

Delfino Sisto Legnani, Photographer

Finalist

Texas Monthly
“The 50 Best BBQ Joints,” June 2017

T.J. Tucker, Designer
Marc Burckhardt, Illustrator


Best Sports and Fitness

Best Cover Winner

GQ
"The World's 50 Greatest Living Athletes," November 2017

Fred Woodward, Designer
Pari Dukovic, Photographer

Readers' Choice Winner

ESPN The Magazine
Kirstie Ennis, July 17, 2017

Chin Wang, Creative Director
Peter Yang, Photographer

Finalist

ESPN The Magazine
Corey Seager, April 10, 2017

Chin Wang, Creative Director
Marcus Eriksson, Photographer

 

Finalist

ESPN The Magazine
Joe Thornton and Brent Burns, July 17, 2017

Chin Wang, Creative Director
Ramona Rosales, Photographer

 

Finalist

Sports Illustrated
“ Miracle,” February 13, 2017

Stephen Skalocky, Designer
Ezra Shaw, Photographer

Finalist

TransWorld Motocross
"To Hell & Back," November 2017

Shane Kinman, Designer
Mike Emery, Photographer

 

Best Fashion and Beauty

Best Cover Winner

Marie Claire
Emma Stone, September 2017

Wanyi Jiang, Designer
Greg Kadel, Photographer

Readers' Choice Winner

Allure
“The Beauty of Diversity,” April 2017

Patrick Demarchelier, Photographer

Finalist

GQ Style
Brad Pitt split covers, Summer 2017

John Muñoz, Designer
Ryan McGinley, Photographer

 

Finalist

Harper's Bazaar
Kendall Jenner, May 2017

Camilla Akrans, Photographer

Finalist

WSJ. Magazine
“Fall Fashion,” September 2017

Pierre Tardif, Designer
Mario Sorrenti, Photographer

Best Travel and Adventure

Best Cover Winner

Bike
“Open Season,” July 2017

Chato Aganza, Designer
Mattias Fredriksson, Photographer

 

Readers' Choice Winner

VICE
Post-Election Road-Trip Issue, June 2017

Alen Zukanovic, Designer
Naomi Harris, Photographer

 

Finalist

AFAR
“The Dream Trips Issue,” July/August 2017

Elizabeth Spiridakis Olson, Designer
Frédéric Lagrange, Photographer

Finalist

Condé Nast Traveler
“30th Anniversary Issue,” September 2017

Andrea Gentl and Martin Hyers, Photographers

Finalist

SURFER
“The Great Wave,” October 2017

Donny Stevens, Designer
John Severson, Illustrator

Most Delicious

Best Cover Winner

Sauce
“Poke All Day,” April 2017

Meera Nagarajan, Designer
Carmen Troesser, Photographer

Readers' Choice Winner

Feast
“Pizza & Beer,” October 2017

Alexandrea Povis, Designer
Aaron Ottis, Photographer

Finalist

Bon Appétit
“The Simple Issue,” August 2017

Kristin Eddington, Design Director
Ted Cavanaugh, Photographer

Finalist

EatingWell
“Gather & Feast,” November/December 2017

James Van Fleteren, Designer
Melina Hammer, Photographer

Finalist

The Local Palate
“The New ’Cue,” June/July 2017

Jennifer Hitchcock, Designer
Jonathan Boncek, Photographer

Finalist

Rachael Ray Every Day
“You Got This!,” November 2017

Phoebe Flynn Rich, Designer
Christopher Testani, Photographer

Brainiest

Best Cover Winner

The New Yorker
“Eustace Vladimirovich Tilley,” March 6, 2017

Barry Blitt, Illustrator

Readers' Choice Winner

Whitefish Review
“Rising Voices,” Winter/Spring 2017

Ian Griffiths, Designer
Robert Bissell, Illustrator

Finalist

The Chronicle Review
“You’re Wrong,” May 12, 2017

Sue LaLumia, Designer and Illustrator

Finalist

Harper's Magazine
“Who Owns Black Pain?,” July 2017

Chin Wang, Creative Director
Hank Willis Thomas in collaboration with Sanford Biggers, Photographers

Finalist

TIME
“Dear Washington, We Need to Rebuild. Can You Get Your Act Together?,” April 10, 2017

D.W. Pine, Creative Director
Peter Greenwood, Illustrator

Finalist

WIRED
“What Lies Ahead,” February 2017

Most Controversial

Best Cover Winner

The New Yorker
"Blowhard," August 28, 2017

David Plunkert, Illustrator

Readers' Choice Winner

GQ
“Citizen of the Year: Colin Kaepernick,” December 2017

Fred Woodward, Design Director
Martin Schoeller, Photographer

Finalist

Newsweek
“Pop Go the Weasels,” November 17, 2017

Michael Goesele, Designer
Justin Metz, Illustrator

Finalist

TIME
“White House, Red Square,” May 29, 2017

D.W. Pine, Creative Director
Brobel Design, Illustrator

Finalist

TIME
“Hate in America” August 28, 2017

D.W. Pine, Creative Director
Edel Rodriguez, Illustrator

 

 

Readers' Choice Awards

Winner

Entertainment Weekly
“Let’s Hear It for the Red, White and Ru," June 23, 2017

Keir Novesky, Designer
Tony Kelly, Photographer

Finalist

Billboard
“Woman of the Year 2017: Selena Gomez,” December 9, 2017

Nicole Tereza, Designer
Ruven Afanador, Photographer
Jen Laski and Jenny Sargent, Photo Directors

Finalist

Concealed Carry
“Comfort & Style,” May/June 2017

Ken Wangler and Dusty Reid, Designers and Photographers

Finalist

Living Bird
“Winter Issue,” gatefold cover

Joanne Uy Avila, Designer
Brenda Lyons, Illustrator

Finalist

National Geographic
“Gender Revolution,” January 2017

Emmet Smith, Designer
Robin Hammond, Photographer

 

 

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