American Society of Magazine Editors

Best Cover Contest 2013 Winners & Finalists

Cover of the Year | Business and Technology | News and Politics | Entertainment and Celebrity | Service | Fashion and Beauty | Sports and Adventure | Lifestyle | Brainiest | Most Delicious | Best Obama Cover

 

Cover of the Year

New York MagazineWinner

New York, November 12, 2012: "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. 

 

 

 

 

Harper's BazaarFinalist

Harper's Bazaar, March 2012: "Gwyneth Revealed"

 

 


 

 

TIMEFinalist

TIME, May 21, 2012: "Are You Mom Enough?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business and Technology

Bloomberg BusinessweekWinner

Bloomberg Businessweek, February 6-12, 2012: "Let's Get It On"

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Bloomberg BusinessweekFinalist

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

 


 

 

 

SmithsonianFinalist

Smithsonian, September 2012: "The Genius Steve Jobs"

 

 

 

 

 

 

News and Politics

New York MagazineWinner

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

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Bloomberg BusinessweekFinalist

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

 

 

 

 

 

The New YorkerFinalist

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entertainment and Celebrity

The New York Times MagazineWinner

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The FaderFinalist

The FADER, April/May 2012: "Philip Glass"

 

 

 


 

Vanity FairFinalist

Vanity Fair, January 2012: "Lady Gaga"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service

The RotarianWinner

The Rotarian, March 2012: 'The Future of Water"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New YorkFinalist

New York, April 23, 2012: "Ye Olde New Brooklyn Artisinal Delirium"

 

 


 

 

TIMEFinalist

TIME, June 11, 2012: "How to Die"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion and Beauty

Harper's BazaarWinner

Harper's Bazaar, March 2012: "Gwyneth Revealed"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New YorkFinalist

New York, February 20-27, 2012: "Nicki Minaj"

 

 

 

 

 

W MagazineFinalist

W Magazine, March 2012: "Kate Moss"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports and Adventure

The New York Times MagazineWinner

The New York Times Magazine, August 26, 2012: "Deuce"

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

National GeographicFinalist

National Geographic, April 2012: "Titanic"

 

 

 

 


 

Sports IllustratedFinalist

Sports Illustrated, July 30, 2012: "We Were Penn State"

 

 

 

 

 

Sports IllustratedFinalist

Sports Illustrated, October 8, 2012: "Oh Now You Love Us"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifestyle

New YorkWinner

New York, August 6-13, 2012: "Sex"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas MonthlyFinalist

Texas Monthly, September 2012: "How to Raise a Texan"

 

 

 

 

 

TIMEFinalist

TIME, May 21, 2012: "Are You Mom Enough?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brainiest

Bloomberg BusinessweekWinner

Bloomberg Businessweek, May 28–June 3, 2012: "Bang Head Here"

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

MIT Technology ReviewFinalist

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

 

 

 

 

New YorkFinalist

New York, April 30, 2012: "How to Make It in the Art World"

 

 

 

 

 

 


Most Delicious

Garden & GunWinner

Garden & Gun, October/November 2012: "Perfect Southern Food"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New YorkFinalist

New York, July 16-23, 2012: "Eat Cheap"

 

 

 

 

 

The RotarianFinalist

The Rotarian, May 2012: "How to Claw Your Way to a Top Fundraiser"

 

 

 

 


 

Best Obama

Bloomberg BusinessweekWinner

Bloomberg Businessweek, November 12-18, 2012: "The Next Four Years"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New YorkerFinalist

The New Yorker, May 21, 2012: "Spectrum of Light"

 

 

 

 

 

TIMEFinalist

TIME, December 31, 2012–January 7, 2013: "Person of the Year"