American Society of Magazine Editors

Best Cover Contest 2015 Winners & Finalists

Best Cover Awards

News and Politics Sports and AdventureFashion and Beauty | Business and TechnologyFamily and Home | Entertainment and Celebrity | Science and Nature | Lifestyle Brainiest Most Delicious | Cover of the Year

Readers' Choice Awards

News and Politics | Sports and Adventure | Fashion and Beauty | Business and Technology | Family and Home | Entertainment and Celebrity | Science and Nature | Lifestyle | Brainiest | Most Delicious Readers' Choice Awards Most Liked Cover

News and Politics
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Winner

The New Yorker, December 8, 2014, Broken Arch

By Bob Staake

Finalist

The Advocate, December 2014/January 2015, Person of the Year

Photograph by Junko Kimura

Finalist

Wired, September 2014, Edward Snowden

 
Sports and Adventure
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Winner

ESPN The Magazine, October 13, 2014, Derek Jeter

Finalist

The New Yorker, September 8, 2014, Derek Jeter Bows Out

By Mark Ulriksen

Finalist

OUT, August 2014, Michael Sam

Photography by Richard Phibbs
 
Fashion and Beauty
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Winner

Harper's Bazaar, March 2014, Lady Gaga

 

Finalist

ESPN The Magazine, July 21, 2014, Venus Williams

Finalist

New York, February 17–24, Spring Fashion

 

Business and Technology

 

Winner

The Atlantic, November 2014, Why Kids Sext

Photographer: Katherine Wolkoff

Finalist

Bloomberg Businessweek, April 7-13, 2014, The Man Who Saved Marvel

(Cover: © 2014 Marvel)

Finalist

New York, November 17-23, 2014, Speaking Emoji

 
Family and Home
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Winner

FamilyFun, August 2014, Road Trip

Finalist

Real Simple, March 2014, 26 Best Beauty Products of All Time

Finalist

Real Simple, December 2014, Holiday Spectacular

 
Entertainment and Celebrity
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Winner

The New York Times Magazine, September 14, 2014, The Culture Issue

Photographer: Victoria Diehl
Designer: Raul Aguilla

Finalist

Harper's Bazaar, September 2014, Emma Ferrer

Finalist

Vanity Fair, November 2014, Jennifer Lawrence

Finalist

Variety, October 14, 2014, Bill Murray

 
Science and Nature
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Winner

New York, June 9-15, 2014, Health

Finalist

5280, December 2014, Wild Places

Photographer: Ashton Ray Hansen

Finalist

Sierra, March/April 2014, The Artist as Activist

 
Lifestyle
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Winner

Men's Health, November 2014, The Ultimate Men's Health Guy

Finalist

Bloomberg Businessweek, April 21-27, 2014, Freeze Your Eggs, Free Your Career

Finalist

Garden & Gun, February/March 2014, Classic Southern Drinks

Finalist

Golf Digest, June 2014, Jimmy Fallon

Finalist

Kinfolk, Spring 2014, The Home Issue

 
Brainiest
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Winner

Bloomberg Businessweek, August 4-10, 2014, Coke Finally Admits It Has a Fat Problem--And a Plan to Fix It

(Photo illustration by Justin Metz)

Finalist

The Chronicle Review, October 3, 2014, Why Your Writing Stinks

Finalist

Wired, December 2014, Beyond

 
Most Delicious
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Winner

Bon Appétit, June 2014, Sour Cherry Pie

Finalist

Los Angeles, November 2014, Food Lovers Guide

Finalist

New York, November 10-16, 2014, Eat Me

 
Cover of the Year
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Winner

The New Yorker, December 8, 2014, Broken Arch

By Bob Staake, December 8, 2014

 
Best Cover Contest Readers' Choice Award 

Voting for the ASME Best Contest Readers’ Choice Award began on Facebook on Monday, January 19, 2015, and ended on Sunday, April 12, 2015. A new category was posted every Monday through March 23. The top 10 entries were posted for two weeks from March 30 to April 12. The most “liked” cover won the ASME Best Cover Contest Readers’ Choice Award. 
 
News and Politics
 

Winner

Vice, April 2014, Saving South Sudan

Cover by Tim Freccia

Finalist

The Hollywood Reporter, April 25-May 2, 2014, The New York Issue

Finalist

Mother Jones, July/August 2014, Koch vs. Koch

 
Sports and Adventure
 

Winner

Outside, August 2014, The End of Everest

Finalist

Garden & Gun, December 2014/January 2015, Best of the Sporting South

Finalist

Runner's World, October 2014, Nutrition Special

 
Fashion and Beauty
 

Winner

Harper's Bazaar, March 2014, Lady Gaga

Finalist

The Fader, June/July 2014, Lana Del Rey

Finalist

W, October 2014, Cara Delvingne

 
Business and Technology
 

Winner

Vice, December 2014, The Wall Street Issue

Cover by Michael Marcelle

Finalist

MIT Technology Review, November/December 2014, Inequality

Finalist

Successful Farming, November 2014, The Robots Are Coming!

 
Family and Home
 

Winner

FamilyFun, August 2014, Road Trip

Finalist

NYC&G, New York Cottages and Gardens, December 2014/January 2015, European Style

Finalist

Parents, April 2014, Life in a Special-Needs World

 
Entertainment and Celebrity
 

Winner

Paper, Winter 2014, Kim Kardashian

Finalist

The Edit, August 21, 2014, Maria Sharapova

Finalist

W, March 2014, Miley Cyrus

 
Science and Nature
 

Winner

Audubon, September/October 2014, Birds & Climate Change

Finalist

Popular Science, September 2014, Bill Nye

Finalist

Vice, August 2014, Coral

 
Lifestyle 
 

Winner

Boys' Life, September 2014, Go, Dog. Go!

Finalist

Coastal Living, July/August 2014, The Summer Issue

Finalist

Vice, July 2014, The Photo Issue

 
Brainiest
 

Winner

Variety, January 2014/December 2015, Breakfast Battle

Finalist

MIT Technology Review, September/October 2014, What's Your Problem

Finalist

Popular Science, May 2014, The Invention Awards

 
Most Delicious
 

Winner

Garden & Gun, August/September 2014, Best Dishes in Dixie

Finalist

Saveur, December 2014, Let's Celebrate

Finalist

Washingtonian, June 2014, The 25 Best Burgers

 
Readers' Choice Awards Most Liked Cover
 

Winner

Paper, Winter 2014, Kim Kardashian