American Society of Magazine Editors

New York Magazine’s Hurricane Sandy Cover Is ASME’s Cover of the Year

April 30, 2013

Finalist Covers Include TIME’s Breastfeeding Mom and Harper’s Bazaar’s “Gwyneth Revealed”

“Best Obama” Cover Goes to Bloomberg Businessweek

NEW YORK, NY (May 1, 2013)—The cover of the November 12, 2012, issue of New York Magazine depicting Hurricane Sandy was chosen by magazine editors as "Cover of the Year" in the seventh annual ASME Best Cover Contest, which was open to all consumer magazines published in calendar year 2012. The announcement was made today by Lucy Danziger, ASME President, and Editor-in-Chief of SELF, at the ASME Annual Meeting in New York City.

ASME Best Cover Contest 2013 Winners and Finalists
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Cover of the Year

New York "The City and the Storm"Winner:

New York, November 12, 2013: “The City and the Storm”
Shot on the Wednesday evening after Hurricane Sandy hit, Iwan Baan’s photograph of Manhattan, half aglow and half dark, captured the larger story of a powerful city rendered powerless. A true viral phenomenon, the image became an instant icon of the event—magazine cover that many New Yorkers have saved for posterity. In fact, a poster version was offered for sale by the Museum of Modern Art.

Finalists:

Harper's Bazaar "Gwyneth Revealed"

 

 

 


Harper’s Bazaar, March 2012 “Gwyneth Revealed”

TIME, May 21, 2012 “Are You Mom Enough?”

 

 

 

 

TIME, May 21, 2012 “Are You Mom Enough?”

 

ASME judges also chose finalists and winners in the following 10 categories.


Business and Technology

Winner:

Bloomberg Businessweek “Let’s Get It On”

 

 

 



Bloomberg Businessweek, February 6-12, 2012 “Let’s Get It On”
 

Finalists:

Bloomberg Businessweek “My Life in Private Equity”

 

 




Bloomberg Businessweek, April 30-May 6, 2012 “My Life in Private Equity”
 

Smithsonian “The Genius Steve Jobs”

 

 

 



Smithsonian, September 2012 “The Genius Steve Jobs”


News and Politics

Winner:


New York, November 12, 2012 "The City and the Storm”


Finalists:


Bloomberg Businessweek, October 15-21, 2012: "Election Issue”     
         

The New Yorker, October 15, 2012: "One on One”
 

Entertainment and Celebrity

Winner:

The New York Times Magazine, December 23, 2012 “Jerry Seinfeld Is 58, Rich Beyond Imagination and Still Working”
 

Finalists:


The FADER, April/May 2012 “Philip Glass”


Vanity Fair, January 2012 “Lady Gaga”

 

Service

Winner:


The Rotarian, March 2012 “The Future of Water”


Finalists:


New York, April 23, 2012 “Ye Olde New Brooklyn Artisanal Delirium”


TIME, June 11, 2012 “How to Die”

 

Fashion and Beauty

Winner:


Harper’s Bazaar, March 2012 “Gwyneth Revealed”


Finalists:


New York, February 20-27, 2012 “Nicki Minaj”


W, March 2012 “Kate Moss”

 

Sports and Adventure

Winner:


The New York Times Magazine, August 26, 2012 “Deuce”
 

Finalists:


National Geographic, April 2012 “Titanic”


Sports Illustrated, July 30, 2012 “We Were Penn State”


Sports Illustrated, October 8, 2012 “Oh Now You Love Us”

 

Lifestyle

Winner:


New York, August 6-13, 2012 “Sex”


Finalists:


Texas Monthly, September 2012 “How to Raise a Texan”


TIME, May 21, 2012 “Are You Mom Enough?”

 

Brainiest

Winner:


Bloomberg Businessweek, May 28 – June 3, 2012 “Bang Head Here”
 

Finalists:


MIT Technology Review, November/December 2012 “You Promised Me Mars Colonies. Instead, I Got Facebook.”


New York, April 30, 2012 “How to Make It in the Art World”

 

Most Delicious

Winner:


Garden & Gun, October/November 2012 “Perfect Southern Food”
 

Finalists:


New York, July 16-23, 2012 “Eat Cheap”


The Rotarian, May 2012 “How to Claw Your Way to a Top Fundraiser”

 

Best Obama

Winner:


Bloomberg Businessweek, November 12-18, 2012 “The Next Four Years”
 

Finalists:


The New Yorker, May 21, 2012 “Spectrum of Light”


TIME, December 31, 2012 – January 7, 2013 “Person of the Year”

 

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