American Society of Magazine Editors

Best Cover Contest 2006 Winners & Finalists


Cover of the Year|Best News Cover|Best Celebrity Cover|Best Concept Cover
Best Fashion Cover|Best Service Cover|Best Cover Line
 


Cover of the Year

 

Winner
The New Yorker (September 19, 2005) - Flood in the Oval Office
Second Place
Rolling Stone (May 18-June 1, 2006) - 1,000th issue 3-D cover
Third Place
The Economist (July 8-14, 2006) - "Rocket man" Kim Jong-il of North Korea
 
Best News Cover
Winner
The New Yorker (February 27, 2006) Illustrated Watch Your Back Mountain featuring George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
Second Place
Newsweek (September 19, 2005) - Child victim of Hurricane Katrina crying
Third Place
Rolling Stone (May 4, 2006) Illustration of George W. Bush sitting on a stool wearing a dunce cap
 
Best Celebrity Cover
 
Winner (2-Way Tie)
Harper's Bazaar (January 2006) Julianne Moore in green dress
Winner (2-Way Tie)
VIBE (June 2006) Busta Rhymes with duct tape over his mouth
Second Place (4-Way Tie)
LIFE (December 3, 2005) Scarlett Johannson Let It Snow cover
Second Place (4-Way Tie)
New York (July 3-10, 2006) Scarlett Johansson and Woody Allen on the beach
Second Place (4-Way Tie)
Premiere (July/August 2006) Steve Carell with hook in mouth
Second Place (4-Way Tie)
Rolling Stone (November 3, 2005) U2's Bono close up
 
Best Concept Cover
 
Winner
TIME (July 17, 2006) The End of Cowboy Diplomacy oversized cowboy hat embellished with U.S. Presidential logo and boots
Second Place
I.D. Magazine (March/April 2006) Design and Religion issue, featuring iPod-like device turned into a crucifix necklace
Third Place
The Economist (July 8-14, 2006) Rocket man Kim Jong-il of North Korea
 
Best Fashion Cover  
 
Winner
Departures (September 2005) Style Issue, featuring woman with red lips veiled in white floral headpiece
Second Place (2-Way Tie)
The New Yorker (March 20, 2006) Illustration of thin model on runway watched by fuller-figured women in the audience
Second Place (2-Way Tie)
W (November 2005) Kate Moss in white top
 
Best Service Cover
 
Winner
Time Out New York (January 5-11, 2006) Fitness issue, featuring an empty dinner plate
Second Place
New York (May 1, 2006) Brooklyn Style featuring interior spreads
Third Place (3-Way Tie)
BusinessWeek (July 24, 2006) Retirement issue, featuring executive talking to analyst about retirement on the beach
Third Place (3-Way Tie)
National Geographic (November 2005) Elder Okinawan man doing a headstand on the sand
Third Place (3-Way Tie)
The Out Traveler (Spring 2006) Naked man draped in towel in Istanbul hammam (Turkish bath)
 
Best Cover Line
 
Winner
The Economist (July 8-14, 2006) - "Rocket man" Kim Jong-il of North Korea