American Society of Magazine Editors

Best Cover Contest 2017 Winners & Finalists

Best Cover Contest 2017 Winners and 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 | Best Campaign 2016Readers' Choice Award Winner Cover of the Year

 

Cover of the Year

Winner

TIME
"Total Meltdown," October 24, 2016

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

 



Readers' Choice Award Winner

Winner

Cornell Alumni Magazine
"Sugar Shock," March/April 2016

Jennifer Kloiber Infante, Designer and Illustrator
Robert Barker, Photographer

 


Best News and Politics

Best Cover Winner

New York
"Single Women," February 22-March 6, 2016

 

Readers' Choice Winner

The New Yorker
"Anything But That," November 14, 2016

Barry Blitt, Illustrator

 

Finalist

Audubon
"Arctic on the Edge," January/February 2016

Kevin Fisher, Designer
Benjamin Grant, Photographer

 

Finalist

Esquire
"Hater in Chief," February 2016

David Curcurito, Designer
Nigel Parry, Photographer

 

Finalist

Los Angeles
"IMMIGRATION," October 2016

Lynnette Galloway, Senior Art Director
Steve Wilson, Illustrator

 

Finalist

New York
"Eight Years in America," October 3-16, 2016

Dan Winters, Photographer

 


Best Entertainment and Celebrity

Best Cover Winner

The New Yorker
"Purple Rain," May 2, 2016

Bob Staake, Illustrator

 

Readers' Choice Winner

EMMY
"Outta Sight!" June 1, 2016

Richard Bleiweiss, Designer
Mike Ruiz, Photographer

 

Finalist

Billboard
"Bowie 1947-2016," January 23, 2016

Nicole Tereza, Designer
Lynn Goldsmith, Photographer

 

Finalist

ESPN The Magazine
"I Shook Up the World," June 27, 2016

Chin Wang, Creative Director
Stanley Weston, Photographer

 

Finalist

W
"Rihanna," September 2016

Edward Enninful, Fashion and Style Director
Terry Jones, Guest Creative Director
Steven Klein, Photographer

 

Finalist

Wired
"Silicon Valley," April 2016 split covers

Billy Sorrentino, Designer
Art Streiber, Photographer

 


Best Business and Technology

Best Cover Winner

Bloomberg Businessweek
"United's Quest to Be Less Awful," January 18-24, 2016

 

Readers' Choice Winner

Chicagoly
"Addicted to the Internet," Fall 2016

Vasilis Papadrosos, Designer
Peter Jablokow, Illustrator

 

Finalist

Bloomberg Businessweek
"Yahoo's $8 Billion Black Hole," May 2-8, 2016

 

Finalist

The California Sunday Magazine
"Mr. (Swipe) Right?," February 7, 2016

Leo Jung, Designer
Gillian Laub, Photographer

 

Finalist

MIT Technology Review
"What If Apple Is Wrong?," May/June 2016

Jonno Rattman, Photographer
Nick Vokey, Designer
Jordan Awan, Art Director

 

Finalist

Newsweek
"Trade Wars," December 16, 2016

Robert Priest and Grace Lee, Designers
Nathan Fox, Illustrator

 


Best Service and Lifestyle

Best Cover Winner

The New Yorker
"Take the L Train," April 11, 2016

Tomer Hanuka, Illustrator

 

Readers' Choice Winner

Cornell Alumni Magazine
"Sugar Shock," March/April 2016

Jennifer Kloiber Infante, Designer and Illustrator
Robert Barker, Photographer

 

Finalist

Atlanta
"Summer Guide," June 2016

Liz Noftle, Designer
Typography by Angela Southern/Snyder
Photography by the Voorhes

 

Finalist

Horse Illustrated
"Shake It Off," September 2016

Liliana Estep, Design Director
Wiebke Haas, Photographer

 

Finalist

WIRED
"Design Life," December 2016

Billy Sorrentino, Designer
Keirnan Monaghan and Theo Vamvounakis, Photographers

 


Best Sports and Fitness

Best Cover Winner

ESPN The Magazine
"Kind of a Big Deal," November 28, 2016

Chin Wang, Creative Director
Peter Yang, Photographer
Karen Frank, Director of Photography

 

Readers' Choice Winner

VILLE
"Men of the Match," May/June 2016

Charity Mainville, Designer
Ernie Sapiro, Photographer

 

Finalist

ESPN The Magazine
"WNBA 20th Anniversary," May 23, 2016

Chin Wang, Creative Director
Dylan Coulter, Photographer

Finalist

Garden & Gun
"Sporting South," December 2016/January 2017

Marshall McKinney, Designer
Andrew Kornylak, Photographer

 

Finalist

Runner's World
"50th Anniversary," November 2016 split covers

Benjamen Purvis, Designer
Art Streiber, Photographer

 

Finalist

SELF
"Strong Is Sexy," September 2016

Barbara Reyes, Creative Director
Mark Seliger, Photographer

 

Best Fashion and Beauty

Best Cover Winner

Vogue
"Lupita," October 2016

Raul Martinez, Designer
Mario Testino, Photographer

 

Readers' Choice Winner

Looking Good
"Style Sisters," April/May 2016

Ryan Gladhill, Designer
David Hartcorn, Photographer

 

Finalist

Harper's Bazaar
"Jennifer Aniston," April 2016

Camilla Akrans, Photographer

 

Finalist

Harper's Bazaar
"Gwen Stefani: The New Look," August 2016

Alexi Lubomirski, Photographer

 

Finalist

W
"Cara Delevingne," June/July 2016

Cian Brown, Designer
Mario Sorrenti, Photographer

 

Finalist

WSJ
"Spellbound: The Magic of Gigi Hadid," October 2016

Magnus Berger, Designer
Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Photographers
George Cortina, Stylist

 

Best Travel and Adventure

Best Cover Winner

Condé Nast Traveler
"The Food Issue," October 2016

Oddur Thorisson, Photographer

 

Readers' Choice Winner

Living Bird
"The Penguin Revolution," Winter 2016

Joanne Uy Avila, Designer
Chris Linder, Photographer

 

Finalist

5280
"Best Places to Camp in Colorado," June 2016

Dave McKenna, Designer
Seth K. Hughes, Photographer

Finalist

Condé Nast Traveler
"The Summer Issue," June/July 2016

Adrian Gaut, Photographer

Finalist

National Geographic
"Yellowstone: The Battle for the American West," May 2016

Emmet Smith, Designer
Jordan Metcalf, Illustrator

 

Finalist

WIRED
"The Next Giant Leap," March 2016

Billy Sorrentino, Designer
Dan Winters, Photographer

 

Most Delicious

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Cover Winner

The California Sunday Magazine
"The Noma Way," April 3, 2016

Leo Jung, Designer
Mark Mahaney, Photographer

 

Readers' Choice Winner

VICE
March 2016

Maurizio Cattelan, Artist
Pierpaolo Ferrari, Photographer

 

Finalist

Bon Appétit
"Eat Like a Local," May 2016

Alexander Grossman, Designer
Alex Lau, Elizabeth Cecil and Wilfred Hisashi, Photographers

 

Finalist

Chicago
"Sweets," November 2016

Katherine Shady, Designer
Carolyn Sewell, Illustrator
Jason Little, Photographer

 

Finalist

Garden & Gun
"The Southern Food Issue," October/November 2016

Marshall McKinney, Designer
Johnny Autry, Photographer

 

Finalist

WIRED
"FOOD," August 2016

Billy Sorrentino, Designer
Keirnan Monaghan and Theo Vamvounakis, Photographers

 

Brainiest

Best Cover Winner

The New Yorker
"Commencement," May 30, 2016

R. Kikuo Johnson, Illustrator

 

Readers' Choice Winner

Tablet Magazine
"Yentl 4Eva," Fall 2016

Luke Hayman and Shigeto Akiyama (Pentagram), Designers
Annabel Mehran, Photographer

 

Finalist

The California Sunday Magazine
"Listen," October 2, 2016

Leo Jung, Designer
Benjamin Rasmussen, Photographer

 

Finalist

ESPN The Magazine
"The Genius of Bill Belichick," October 17, 2016

Chin Wang, Creative Director
Javier Jaen, Illustrator
Photo by AP Photo / Getty Images

 

Finalist

WIRED
"The End of Code," June 2016

Billy Sorrentino, Designer

 

Best Campaign 2016

Best Cover Winner

TIME
"Total Meltdown," October 24, 2016

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

 

Readers' Choice Winner

Modern Trader
"Special Election Issue," November 2016

Michael Beckett, Art Director
Paul Lachine, Illustrator

 

Finalist

Bloomberg Businessweek
"Bernie Sanders Doesn't Want Your Vote," January 11-17, 2016

 

Finalist

Bloomberg Businessweek
"We Got This. We Had This," November 14-20, 2016 split covers

Finalist

The New Yorker
"Miss Congeniality," October 10, 2016

Barry Blitt, Illustrator

 

Finalist

Variety
"Media Monster," April 26, 2016

Chuck Kerr, Designer
Anita Kunz, Illustrator