American Society of Magazine Editors

2015 National Magazine Awards

National Magazine Awards 2015


The winners of the 2015 National Magazine Awards were announced on February 2, 2015, at the annual awards dinner at the New York Marriott Marquis. Vogue was named Magazine of the Year. New York and The New Yorker both won three awards, followed by National Geographic and Nautilus with two each. Also honored was the TIME photojournalist James Nachtwey, who received the Creative Excellence Award for his career-long contributions to magazine media. The dinner was hosted by David Muir, anchor and managing editor of ABC News’ “World News Tonight.” (Read the full winners announcement.)



TIME photojournalist James Nachtwey received the Creative Excellence Award


Kira Pollack, Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise, TIME, and James Nachtwey, Photojournalist, TIME



Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief, Vogue

Magazine of the Year


David Remnick, Editor, the New Yorker, and Roger Angell, Writer, The New Yorker

 General Excellence, General Interest
The New Yorker

Essays and Criticism
The New Yorker
This Old Man,” by Roger Angell

The New Yorker
The Emerald Light in the Air,” by Donald Antrim


Adam Moss, Editor in Chief, New York

New York

Magazine Section
New York

Columns and Commentary
New York

Zombies on the Walls: Why Does So Much New Abstraction Look the Same?,” “Taking in Jeff Koons, Creator and Destroyer of Worlds,” and “Post-Macho God: Matisse's Cut-Outs Are World-Historically Gorgeous,” by Jerry Saltz


Michael Segal, Editor in Chief, Nautilus

General Excellence, Literature, Science and Politics



Susan Goldberg, Editor in Chief, National Geographic

National Geographic

Tablet Magazine
National Geographic


Janice Min, Chief Creative Officer, The Hollywood Reporter

General Excellence, Special Interest
The Hollywood Reporter


Jim Nelson, Editor in Chief, GQ

Inside the Iron Closet,” by Jeff Sharlet



Leisure Interests
The Complete Guide to Fire,” edited by Casey Lyons


Cindi Leive, Editor in Chief, Glamour

General Excellence, Service and Lifestyle


Maria Streshinsky, Editor in Chief, Pacific Standard

Public Interest
Pacific Standard
Women Aren’t Welcome Here,” by Amanda Hess


Jason Mojica, Editor in Chief, Vice News

Vice News
The Islamic State,” by Medyan Dairieh


David DiBenedetto, Editor in Chief, Garden & Gun

General Excellence, Style and Design
Garden & Gun


Bill Phillips, Vice President and Editor in Chief, Men's Health

General Excellence, Active Interest
Men's Health


Joe Cutbirth, Editor in Chief, The Texas Observer

The Texas Observer
In Partnership With Guardian US
Beyond the Border,” by Melissa del Bosque


Lucy Kaylin, Editor in Chief, O, The Oprah Magazine

Personal Service
O, The Oprah Magazine
Ready or Not: The Caregiver's Guide” 


Jon Steinberg, Editor in Chief, San Francisco

Single-Topic Issue
San Francisco
“The Oakland Issue"


Nancy Gibbs, Editor, TIME

Feature Photography
Crime Without Punishment,” photographs by Jerome Sessini


Evan Ratliff, Editor in Chief, The Atavist

Feature Writing
The Atavist
Love and Ruin,” by James Verini