Magazine Editors Choose Finalists in Ten Categories
Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

NEW YORK, NY (May 13, 2015)—The print magazine cover of the December 8, 2014, issue of The New Yorker depicting St. Louis’ “Broken Arch” was chosen by magazine editors as the Cover of the Year in the ninth annual ASME Best Cover Contest, which was open to all consumer print magazines published in calendar year 2014. The announcement was made today by Sid Holt, chief executive of ASME.

The Readers’ Choice Award goes to Paper for the winter 2014 print magazine cover featuring Kim Kardashian. Readers’ Choice Awards are chosen by Facebook users, with this year’s contest generating 10 million Facebook impressions.

More than 100 print magazines submitted 270 covers to compete in 10 categories. A Best Cover Award and Readers’ Choice Award was chosen in each category: 

Best Cover Award Category Winners

News and Politics:  The New Yorker, December 8, 2014

Sports and Adventure:  ESPN The Magazine, October 13, 2014

Fashion and Beauty:  Harper's Bazaar, March 2014

Business and Technology:  The Atlantic, November 2014

Family and Home:  FamilyFun, August 2014

Entertainment and Celebrity:  The New York Times Magazine, September 14, 2014

Science and Nature:  New York, June 9-15, 2014

Lifestyle:  Men's Health, November 2014

Brainiest:  Bloomberg Businessweek, August 4, 2014

Most Delicious:  Bon Appétit, June 2014


Readers’ Choice Award Category Winners

News and Politics:  Vice, April 2014

Sports and Adventure:  Outside, August 2014

Fashion and Beauty:  Harper's Bazaar, March 2014

Business and Technology:  Vice, December 2014

Family and Home:  FamilyFun, August 2014

Entertainment and Celebrity:  Paper, Winter 2014

Science and Nature:  Audubon, September/October 2014

Lifestyle:  Boys' Life, September 2014

Brainiest:  Variety, August 12, 2014

Most Delicious:  Garden & Gun, August/September 2014 

View the cover image gallery. 

About ASME

The American Society of Magazine Editors is the principal organization for magazine journalists in the United States. The members of ASME include the editorial leaders of most major consumer and business magazines published in print and on digital platforms. Founded in 1963, ASME works to defend the First Amendment, protect editorial independence and support the development of journalism. ASME sponsors the National Magazine Awards in association with the Columbia Journalism School and publishes the ASME Guidelines for Editors and Publishers. 

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