Sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors, the ASME NEXT Awards were established in 2016 to support the development of print and digital magazine media. The awards honor outstanding achievement by magazine journalists under the age of 30. Any full-time or freelance writer, photographer, editor, social media editor, designer or photo editor is eligible for nomination. Candidates must be nominated or endorsed by a member of ASME and must be employed by or associated with a print or digital publication edited by an ASME member. Eligible candidates must be under the age of 30 on January 1, 2021. Five award winners are chosen based on their talent and skill as demonstrated by their work and on their potential to make significant contributions to magazine media. Award winners receive a medal bearing the likeness of “Elephant Walking,” the symbol of the National Magazine Awards, and will be honored at the annual presentation of the Ellie Awards on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

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