2022 Winners and Finalists

Best Cover Contest
Best News and Politics Cover | Best Entertainment and Celebrity Cover | Best Business and Technology Cover
Best Sports and Adventure Cover | Best Health and Fitness Cover | Best Fashion and Style Cover
Best Food and Travel Cover | Best City and Regional Magazine Cover | Best Conceptual Cover 
Best Illustrated Cover | Cover of the Year

Readers' Choice Awards

 

COVER OF THE YEAR

New York - "The Lunacy of Text-Based Therapy," March 29-April 11, 2021WINNER
New York
"The Lunacy of Text-Based Therapy," March 29-April 11, 2021
David Haskell, Editor in Chief
Pablo Rochat, Illustrator


 
best news and politics cover

The New Yorker - Delayed - April 5 2021WINNER
The New Yorker
"Delayed," April 5, 2021
David Remnick, Editor
Françoise Mouly, Art Editor
R. Kikuo Johnson, Illustrator


Concealed Carry - "Politics & The Law," July 2021READERS' CHOICE
Concealed Carry
"Politics & The Law," July 2021
Kevin Michalowski, Executive Editor
Ken Wangler and Dusty Reid, Designers
Ken Wangler, Photographer and Photography Editor


National Geographic - "2020: 71 Photographs From an Unforgettable Year," January 2021FINALIST
National Geographic
"2020: 71 Photographs From an Unforgettable Year," January 2021
Susan Goldberg, Editor in Chief
Chris Graves, Photographer


New York - "Three Wednesdays in America," January 18-31, 2021FINALIST
New York
"3 Wednesdays in America," January 18-31, 2021
David Haskell, Editor in Chief
Thomas Alberty, Designer



The New York Time Magazine - "The American Abyss," January 17, 2021FINALIST
The New York Times Magazine
"The American Abyss," January 17, 2021
Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief
Gail Bichler, Designer
Kathy Ryan, Photography Editor
Ashley Gilbertson, Photographer


TIME - "Delete 'Facebook'?" October 25-November 1, 2021FINALIST
TIME
"Delete 'Facebook'?" October 25-November 1, 2021
Edward Felsenthal, Editor in Chief and Chief Executive Officer
D.W. Pine, Designer


BEST ENTERTAINMENT AND CELEBRITY COVER

New York - "Locked Down With the Roys," August 30-September 12, 2021WINNER
New York
"Locked Down With the Roys," August 30-September 12, 2021
David Haskell, Editor in Chief
Maurizio Cattalan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, Photographers


Rolling Stone - "BTS," June 2021READERS' CHOICE
Rolling Stone
"BTS," June 2021
Noah Shachtman, Editor in Chief
Joseph Hutchinson, Designer
Catriona Ni Aolain, Photography Editor
Hong Jang Hyun, Photographer


Bloomberg Businessweek - "Lupin and the Art of the Steal,'" July 5, 2021FINALIST

Bloomberg Businessweek
"Lupin and the Art of the Steal,'" July 5, 2021
Joel Weber, Editor in Chief
Aeriel Brown, Photo Editor
Chris Nosenzo, Art Director
Djeneba Aduayom, Photographer


The New York Times Magazine - "The Age of Ishiguro," February 28, 2021
FINALIST

The New York Times Magazine
"The Age of Ishiguro," February 28, 2021
Jake Silverstein, Editor
Gail Bichler, Designer
Kathy Ryan, Photography Editor
Jack Davison, Photographer


NYLON - "Travis Barker," September 2021 Split CoverNYLON - "Travis Barker," September 2021 Split Cover
FINALIST

NYLON
"Travis Barker," September 2021 Split Cover
Alyssa Vingan, Editor in Chief
Karen Hibbert, Senior Vice President, Creative, Bustle Digital Group
Frank Ockenfels III, Photographer


Texas Monthly - FINALIST

Texas Monthly
"Leon Bridges Comes Home," August 2021
Dan Goodgame, Editor in Chief
Emily Kimbro, Designer
Claire Hogan, Photography Editor
Shayan Asgharnia, Photographer


BEST BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY COVER

The New York Times Magazine - "How America Spends," May 23, 2021WINNER
The New York Times Magazine
"How America Spends," May 23, 2021
Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief
Gail Bichler, Designer
Kathy Ryan, Photography Editor
Hannah Whitaker, Illustrator


Luckbox - "Amazon's Predatory Capitalism," June/July 2021READERS' CHOICE
luckbox
"Amazon's Predatory Capitalism," June/July 2021
Ed McKinley, Editor in Chief
Michelle Thompson, Illustrator


Bloomberg Businessweek - "How to Lose $20 Billion* in 2 Days," April 12, 2021
FINALIST

Bloomberg Businessweek
"How to Lose $20 Billion* in 2 Days," April 12, 2021
Joel Weber, Editor in Chief
Chris Nosenzo, Art Director
Emile Wamsteker, Photographer


Fortune - "Fortune 500," June/July 2021
FINALIST

Fortune
"Fortune 500," June/July 2021
Alyson Shontell, Editor in Chief
Peter Herbert, Designer
Ori Toor, Illustrator


MIT Technology Review -
FINALIST

MIT Technology Review
"The Food Issue," January/February 2021
Mat Honan, Editor in Chief
Eric Mongeon, Designer
Michael DeForge, Illustrator


New York -
FINALIST

New York
"Can I SPAC My Stonks With NFTs?," April 12-25, 2021
David Haskell, Editor in Chief
QuickHoney, Illustrator


BEST SPORTS AND ADVENTURE COVER

The New Yorker - "Hoop Dreams in New York," May 10, 2021WINNER
The New Yorker
"Hoop Dreams in New York," May 10, 2021
David Remnick, Editor
Françoise Mouly, Art Editor
Mark Ulriksen, Illustrator


Dartmouth Alumni Magazine - "Blood, Sweat, and Tears," March/April 2021READERS' CHOICE
Dartmouth Alumni Magazine
"Blood, Sweat, and Tears," March/April 2021
Sean Plottner, Editor
Wendy McMillan, Designer
Michael Kinsey, Photographer


5280-"The Beginner's Guide to Winter Camping," November 2021FINALIST

5280
"The Beginner's Guide to Winter Camping," November 2021
Daniel Brogan, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief
Geoff Van Dyke, Editorial Director
Dave McKenna, Designer
Charli Ornett, Photography Editor
Sarah Banks, Deputy Photo Editor
Andrew Terrill, Photographer


Outside - "The Ultimate How-To Manual," Summer 2021FINALIST

Outside
"The Ultimate How-To Manual," Summer 2021
Chris Keyes, Editor in Chief
Hannah McCaughey, Designer
Kyra Kennedy, Photography Editor
Jon Glassberg, Photographer


Sports Illustrated - "Trevor Lawrence," May 2021FINALIST

Sports Illustrated
"Trevor Lawrence," May 2021
Stephen Cannella and Ryan Hunt, Co-Editors in Chief
Stephen Skalocky, Designer
Marguerite Schropp-Lucarelli, Photography Editor
Kohjiro Kinno, Photographer


TIME - "Athlete of the Year: Simone Biles," December 27, 2021/January 3, 2022FINALIST

TIME
"Athlete of the Year: Simone Biles," December 27, 2021/January 3, 2022
Edward Felsenthal, Editor in Chief and Chief Executive Officer
D.W. Pine, Designer
Katherine Pomerantz, Photography Editor
Djeneba Aduayom, Photographer


BEST HEALTH AND FITNESS COVER

The New Yorker - "Easing Back," June 14, 2021WINNER
The New Yorker
"Easing Back," June 14, 2021
David Remnick, Editor
Françoise Mouly, Art Editor
Adrian Tomine, Illustrator


Consumer Reports - "Fresh Ways to Get a Great Night's Rest," March 2021READERS' CHOICE

Consumer Reports
"Fresh Ways to Get a Great Night's Rest," March 2021
Gwendolyn Bounds, Vice President and Chief Content Officer
Matthew Lenning, Designer
Karen Shinbaum, Photography Editor
Joel Holland, Illustrator
Getty Images, Photographer


Health - "The Future of Fitness," July/August 2021FINALIST

Health
"The Future of Fitness," July/August 2021
Amy Conway, Editor in Chief
Michael McCormick, Designer
David Cooper, Photography Editor
AB+DM, Photographers


Parents - "Current Mood: Resilient," March 2021FINALIST

Parents
"Current Mood: Resilient," March 2021
Julia Edelstein, Editor in Chief
Agnethe Glatved, Designer
Joanna Muenz, Photography Editor
Mark Williams + Sara Hirakawa, Photographers


Spectrum - "Autism by the Numbers: Explaining its Apparent Rise," November 2021FINALIST

Spectrum
"Autism by the Numbers: Explaining its Apparent Rise," November 2021
Ivan Oransky, Editor in Chief
Rebecca Horne, Photography Editor
Richard Drury, Photographer


TIME - "Heroes of the Year: Vaccine Scientists and the Miracle of mRNA," December 27, 2021-January 3, 2022FINALIST
TIME
"Heroes of the Year: Vaccine Scientists and the Miracle of mRNA," December 27, 2021-January 3, 2022
Edward Felsenthal, Editor in Chief and Chief Executive Officer
D.W. Pine, Designer
Katherine Pomerantz, Photography Editor
Mattia Balsamini, Photographer


BEST FASHION AND style COVER

InStyle -"Best Dressed," November 2021WINNER
InStyle
"Best Dressed," November 2021
Laura Brown, Editor in Chief
Rina Stone, Designer
Lucy Fox, Photography Editor
AB+DM, Photographers


Vanity Fair -"Dua Lipa," July/August 2021READERS' CHOICE
Vanity Fair
"Dua Lipa," July/August 2021
Radhika Jones, Editor in Chief
Justin Patrick Long, Designer
Tara Johnson, Photography Editor
Venetia Scott, Photographer


Allure - "The Best of Global Beauty," May 2021FINALIST

Allure
"The Best of Global Beauty," May 2021
Jessica Cruel, Editor in Chief
Nathalie Kirsheh, Designer
Kathryne Hall, Photography Editor
Peter Ash Lee, Photographer


New York - "New Yawk Style," March 1-14, 2021FINALIST

New York
"New Yawk Style," March 1-14, 2021
David Haskell, Editor in Chief
Bobby Doherty, Photographer


The New Yorker - "Composed," September 27, 2021FINALIST

The New Yorker
"Composed," September 27, 2021
David Remnick, Editor
Françoise Mouly, Art Editor
Malika Favre, Illustrator


NYLON - "Willow Smith," July 2021FINALIST

NYLON
"Willow Smith," July 2021
Alyssa Vingan, Editor in Chief
Karen Hibbert, Senior Vice President, Creative, Bustle Digital Group
AB+DM, Photographers


BEST food and TRAVEL COVER

Travel + Leisure - "A New Season," March 2021WINNER
Travel + Leisure
"A New Season," March 2021
Jacqueline Gifford, Editor in Chief
Paul Martinez, Executive Creative Director
Scott Hall, Photo Director
Andres Burgos, Photographer


Texas Monthly - "The 50 Best BBQ Joints," November 2021READERS' CHOICE

Texas Monthly
"The 50 Best BBQ Joints," November 2021
Dan Goodgame, Editor in Chief
Emily Kimbro, Designer
Claire Hogan, Photography Editor
Chelsea Kyle, Photographer


5280 - "Inside Mesa Verde," September 2021FINALIST

5280
"Inside Mesa Verde," September 2021
Daniel Brogan, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief
Geoff Van Dyke, Editorial Director
Dave McKenna, Designer
Charli Ornett, Photography Editor
Michele Falzone, Photographer


AFAR - "Travel Can . . . ," November/December 2021FINALIST

AFAR
"Travel Can . . . ," November/December 2021
Julia Cosgrove, Editor in Chief
Supriya Kalidas, Designer
Michelle Heimerman, Photography Editor
Emily Theodore, Illustrator
Thomas Prior, Photographer


EatingWell - "Build a Better Breakfast Sandwich," May 2021FINALIST

EatingWell
"Build a Better Breakfast Sandwich," May 2021
Jessie Price, Editor in Chief
James Van Fleteren, Designer
Maria Emmighausen, Photography Editor
Ted & Chelsea Cavanaugh, Photographers


Garden & Gun - "Holiday Special," December 2021/January 2022FINALIST
Garden & Gun
"Holiday Special," December 2021/January 2022
David DiBenedetto, Editor in Chief
Marshall McKinney, Designer
Maggie Kennedy, Photography Editor
Fredrik Brodén, Photographer


The New Yorker - "Tastes of Home," November 29, 2021FINALIST
The New Yorker
"Tastes of Home," November 29, 2021
David Remnick, Editor
Françoise Mouly, Art Editor
Diana Ejaita, Illustrator
 
best city and regional magazine COVER

New York - "The Return of FOMO," June 7-20, 2021WINNER
New York
"The Return of FOMO," June 7-20, 2021
David Haskell, Editor in Chief
Zuzanna Rogatty, Designer
Jutharet Pinyodoonyachet, Photographer

 
Oklahoma Today - "Grand Hotels," September/October 2021READERS' CHOICE
Oklahoma Today
"Grand Hotels," September/October 2021
Nathan Gunter, Editor in Chief
Steven Walker, Designer and Photography Editor
Lori Duckworth, Photographer

Alta - "A Year Like No Other," Winter 2021FINALIST
Alta
"A Year Like No Other," Winter 2021
Blaise Zerega, Managing Editor
John Goecke, Creative Director
Craig Lee, Photographer

Architectural Record - "Reimagining the City," September 2021FINALIST
Architectural Record
"Reimagining the City," September 2021
Cathleen McGuigan, Editor in Chief
Mike Powell, Designer
Zeph Colombatto, Photographer

Brooklyn - Fall 2021FINALIST
Brooklyn
Fall 2021
Brian Braiker, President and Editor in Chief
Brian Braiker and Joelle McKenna, Designers


The New Yorker - "Homecoming," May 17, 2021FINALIST
The New Yorker
"Homecoming," May 17, 2021
David Remnick, Editor
Françoise Mouly, Art Editor
Kadir Nelson, Illustrator

Texas Monthly - "On the Road Again!," May 2021FINALIST
Texas Monthly
"On the Road Again!," May 2021
Dan Goodgame, Editor in Chief
Emily Kimbro, Designer
Claire Hogan, Photography Editor
Nick Simonite, Illustrator and Photographer
 
BEST conceptual COVER

New York - "The Lunacy of Text-Based Therapy," March 29-April 11, 2021WINNER
New York
"The Lunacy of Text-Based Therapy," March 29-April 11, 2021
David Haskell, Editor in Chief
Pablo Rochat, Illustrator


Whitefish Review - "Taking Flight," Summer/Fall 2021READERS' CHOICE

Whitefish Review
"Taking Flight," Summer/Fall 2021
Brian Schott, Editor in Chief
Ian Griffiths, Designer
Adam Blue and Monica Pastor, Art/Photography Editors
Rob Woodcox, Photographer


The Atlantic - "Who Killed America's Newspapers?," November 2021FINALIST

The Atlantic
"Who Killed America's Newspapers?," November 2021
Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor in Chief
Oliver Munday, Designer
Luise Stauss and Christine Walsh, Photography Editors
Dan Winters, Photographer


The New York Times Magazine - "What Have Kids Lost?," September 12, 2021FINALIST

The New York Times Magazine
"What Have Kids Lost?," September 12, 2021
Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief
Gail Bichler, Designer
Kathy Ryan, Photography Editor
Erin Jang, Illustrator
Jamie Chung, Photographer


The New Yorker - "Magic Formula," October 11, 2021FINALIST

The New Yorker
"Magic Formula," October 11, 2021
David Remnick, Editor
Françoise Mouly, Art Editor
Luci Gutiérrez, Illustrator


TIME - "Climate Is Everything," April 26-May 3, 2021FINALIST

TIME
"Climate Is Everything," April 26-May 3, 2021
Edward Felsenthal, Editor in Chief and Chief Executive Officer
D.W. Pine, Designer
Katherine Pomerantz, Photography Editor
Artwork by Red Hong Yi
Annice Lyn, Photographer

 
BeST illustrated COVER

Essence - "Rihanna + Lorna Simpson," January/February 2021WINNER
ESSENCE
"Rihanna + Lorna Simpson," January/February 2021
Cori Murray, Deputy Editor
Nia Lawrence, Designer
Lorna Simpson, Illustrator and Photographer


Texas Monthly - "Why Selena Still Matters," April 2021READERS' CHOICE
Texas Monthly
"Why Selena Still Matters," April 2021
Dan Goodgame, Editor in Chief
Emily Kimbro, Designer
Claire Hogan, Photography Editor
Mercedes deBellard/Folio Art, Photographer


New York - "Insurrection Day," July 5-18, 2021FINALIST
New York
"Insurrection Day," July 5-18, 2021
David Haskell, Editor in Chief
Robert Longo, Illustrator


The New York Times Magazine - "The Passion of Questlove," October 17, 2021FINALIST

The New York Times Magazine
"The Passion of Questlove," October 17, 2021
Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief
Gail Bichler, Designer
Kathy Ryan, Photography Editor
Bisa Butler, Illustrator


The New Yorker - "Venturing Out," May 24, 2021FINALIST

The New Yorker
"Venturing Out," May 24, 2021
David Remnick, Editor
Françoise Mouly, Art Editor
Gürbüz Doğan Ekşioğlu, Illustrator


TIME - "Day One.," February 1-8, 2021FINALIST

TIME
"Day One.," February 1-8, 2021
Edward Felsenthal, Editor in Chief and Chief Executive Officer
D.W. Pine, Designer
Tim O’Brien, Illustrator

 
READERS' CHOICE AWARD

Concealed Carry - "Politics & The Law," July 2021WINNER
Concealed Carry

"Politics & The Law," July 2021
Kevin Michalowski, Executive Editor
Ken Wangler and Dusty Reid, Designers
Ken Wangler, Photography Editor and Photographer


NYLON - "Travis Barker," September 2021 Split CoverNYLON - "Travis Barker," September 2021 Split CoverFINALIST

NYLON
"Travis Barker," September 2021 Split Cover
Alyssa Vingan, Editor in Chief
Karen Hibbert, Senior Vice President, Creative, Bustle Digital Group
Frank Ockenfels III, Photographer


Rolling Stone - "BTS," June 2021FINALIST

Rolling Stone
"BTS," June 2021
Noah Shachtman, Editor in Chief
Joseph Hutchinson, Designer
Catriona Ni Aolain, Photography Editor
Hong Jang Hyun, Photographer


Texas Monthly -"The 50 Best BBQ Joints," November 2021FINALIST

Texas Monthly
"The 50 Best BBQ Joints," November 2021
Dan Goodgame, Editor in Chief
Emily Kimbro, Designer
Claire Hogan, Photography Editor
Chelsea Kyle, Photographer


Vanity Fair - "Dua Lipa," July/August 2021FINALIST

Vanity Fair
"Dua Lipa," July/August 2021
Radhika Jones, Editor in Chief
Justin Patrick Long, Designer
Tara Johnson, Photography Editor
Venetia Scott, Photographer