National Magazine Awards

The National Magazine Awards honor print and digital publications for outstanding achievement. Originally limited to print magazines, the awards now recognize magazine-quality journalism published in any medium. Founded in 1966, the awards are sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with the Columbia Journalism School and are administered by ASME.

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ASME Best Cover Contest

The ASME Best Cover Contest honors the most significant magazine images of the year. The ASME Best Cover Contest began in 2005, when ASME members chose the top 40 covers of the previous 40 years. 

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ASME Award for Fiction

The ASME Award for Fiction celebrates the historic link between literary fiction and magazine journalism. The award honors print magazines and magazine websites for overall excellence in fiction as exemplified by three examples of short fiction. The ASME Award for Fiction is presented in conjunction with the National Magazine Awards.

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ASME NEXT

ASME NEXT is the leading organization for early-career print and digital journalists. ASME NEXT sponsors educational programs specifically for early-career journalists, including the ASME NEXT Talks series with leading magazine journalists. Membership includes an exclusive opportunity to be matched with a senior-journalist mentor. ASME NEXT also co-sponsors the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30.

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The ASME Guidelines for Editors and Publishers

First published in 1982, the ASME Guidelines for Editors and Publishers articulate basic principles for the conduct of magazine journalists. The guidelines also summarize industry practices, drawn from those principles, that ensure that the distinction between editorial content and marketing messages is discernible to readers. The guidelines also include information about federal regulations relevant to magazine media.

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ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30

Sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors, the ASME NEXT Awards were established in 2016 to support the development of print and digital media. The awards honor outstanding achievement by magazine journalists under the age of 30.

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