ASME Announces Best Covers of 2015 Finalists

By Chris O'Shea Comment

Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 9.19.49 AMThe American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) has announced the finalists for its Best Covers of 2015. Leading the pack is New York and The New Yorker, with four finalists each.

Though ASME members vote for the Best Cover Awards—including Cover of the Year—voting for the Readers’ Choice Awards is now open.

Winners of the ASME Best Cover Contest will be announced at the American Magazine Media Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Below are the finalists. Congrats to everyone involved.

Best News and Politics Covers

  • Esquire, “Women & Men With Nick Offerman & Chelsea Handler,” April
  • New York, “Cosby: The Women,” July 27-August 9
  • The New Yorker, “Solidarité,” January 19
  • The New Yorker, “Nine,” June 29
  • TIME, “America,  1968 2015,” May 11

Best Celebrity and Entertainment Covers

  • GQ, “Our Tastiest Comedy Issue Yet! Starring Amy Schumer,” August
  • The Hollywood Reporter, “The Reign of Kevin Hart,” January 23 [Pictured]
  • The New York Times Magazine, “The Culture Issue [Nicki Minaj],” October 11
  • Rolling Stone, “Adele: A Private Life,” November 19
  • Vanity Fair, “Call Me Caitlyn,” July

Best Business and Technology Covers

  • Bloomberg Businessweek, “The Aging of Abercrombie & Fitch,” January 26-February 1
  • The California Sunday Magazine, “Death,” April 5
  • The New Yorker, “The Mouse of Wall Street,” September 7
  • Newsweek, “What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women,” February 2
  • PC Magazine, “3D Printers,” Digital Edition, November 2015

Best Women’s-Lifestyle Covers

  • Glamour, “Women of the Year [Reese Witherspoon],” December
  • Parents, “Girl Power! Raise a Confident Daughter,” November
  • People, “The World’s First Size 22 Supermodel! [Tess Holiday],” June 1
  • Redbook, “Real Women, Real Style Tips,” September
  • Southern Living, “The Soul of Summer,” July

Best Sports and Fitness Covers

  • ESPN The Magazine, “Body 2015: Chantae McMillan,” July 20
  • ESPN The Magazine, “James Harden: ‘When Was the Last Time You’ve Seen Anything Normal From Me?’” October 26
  • Men’s Fitness, “Game Changer: Miles Teller,” October
  • Men’s Health, “The Reader Issue,” November
  • Sports Illustrated, “Sportsperson of the Year: Serena Williams,” December 21

Best Fashion and Beauty Covers

  • Harper’s Bazaar, “Rihanna: Killer Fashion,” March
  • Harper’s Bazaar, “Kendall Jenner Transformed,”  May
  • New York, “Serena’s Sweep,” August 10-23
  • W, “Gigi Hadid: The World’s Most Connected Supermodel,” September
  • WSJ., “Rocket Woman: Karlie Kloss Suits Up for SpaceX,” December 2015-January 2016

Best Travel and Adventure Covers

  • AFAR, “Will Travel for Food,” May
  • AFAR, “The Future of Travel,” June-July
  • Conde Nast Traveler, November 2015
  • The New York Times Magazine, “The Voyages Issue,” September 27
  • Oklahoma Today, “The Indians & Cowboys Issue,” July-August

Best Style and Design Covers

  • Audubon, “Parakeet,” July-August
  • Nautilus, “Playing War: Games, Not Missiles,” September-October
  • Real Simple, “More Energy Now,” February
  • Surface, “Tadao Ando,” February
  • Wired, “Cities by Design MMXVI,” October

Most Delicious Covers

  • Bon Appétit, “The Toast With the Most,” January
  • Garden & Gun, “The Southern Food Issue,” August-September
  • Los Angeles Magazine, “L.A.’s Best New Restaurants,” January
  • New York, “Cook Me. A Home Chef’s Resource Book,” November 9-15
  • Saveur, “The Saveur 100,” January-February

Brainiest Covers

  • Bloomberg Businessweek, “If You Can’t Read That, You’d Better Read This, “ June 15-June 28
  • The Chronicle Review, “The Isolated Black Professor,” January 30
  • New York, “Times Square: The City’s Id, Now and Always,” October 5-18
  • The New Yorker, “90th Anniversary [Eustace Tilley],” February 23 and March 2
  • Wired, “Sex in the Digital Age,” March 2018
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