American Society of Magazine Editors

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National Magazine Awards 2015 Categories

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1 — 6 GENERAL EXCELLENCE
Honors print and digital magazines in six categories based on content and audience

7 DESIGN
Honors overall excellence in print magazine design

8 PHOTOGRAPHY
Honors overall excellence in print magazine photography

9 SINGLE-TOPIC ISSUE
Honors magazines that have devoted a single issue to the comprehensive examination of one subject

10 MAGAZINE SECTION
Honors a regularly published front- or back-of-the-book department or section

11 WEBSITE
Honors magazine websites and online-only magazines

12 TABLET MAGAZINE
Honors magazines published on tablets and e-readers, including digital-only magazines

13 MULTIMEDIA
Honors digital storytelling and the integration of magazine media

14 VIDEO
Honors the outstanding use of video by magazines published on digital platforms

15 PUBLIC INTEREST
Honors magazine journalism that illuminates issues of national importance

16 PERSONAL SERVICE
Honors the use of print to serve readers’ needs and aspirations

17 LEISURE INTERESTS
Honors the use of print to provide practical information about recreational activities and special interests

18 REPORTING
Honors reporting excellence as exemplified by one article or a series of articles

19 FEATURE WRITING Incorporating Profile Writing
Honors original, stylish storytelling

20 FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Honors the use of original photography in a feature story, photo-essay or photo portfolio

21 ESSAYS AND CRITICISM
Honors interpretative and critical journalism

22 COLUMNS AND COMMENTARY
Honors political and social commentary; news analysis; and reviews and criticism

23 FICTION
Honors fiction originally published in magazines

24 MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Honors magazine brands for print and digital editorial excellence and for the success of products and services such as conferences and events

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