ASME Best Cover Contest + Awards for Photography and Illustration

Established in 2006, the ASME Best Cover Contest honors magazine covers published between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019. ASME members choose the best covers in 10 categories; the ASME Board of Directors chooses the Cover of the Year. Every cover entered in the ASME Best Cover Contest is also posted on Facebook, where readers vote for the winner of the ASME Readers’ Choice Award.

This year ASME is proud to introduce the ASME Awards for Photography and Illustration. Intended to honor visual excellence both in print and online, the new awards will be presented in 10 categories. Judges will include leading editors, art directors and photo editors.

Finalists will be announced April 14, 2020. Winners, including the Cover of the Year, will be announced May 5, 2020.

Download the ASME Best Cover Contest 2020 + Awards for Photography and Illustration Call for Entries

For more information, or to submit an entry, visit

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