ASME Announces 2010 National Magazine Award Finalists

Rouse yourself from your iPad-coveting daydreams and check out the just-released list of finalists for the National Magazine Awards, bestowed annually by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). Below we’ve listed the finalists in the design and photo categories, including a nod for Platon‘s extraordinary “Portaits of Power” portfolio, published in the December 7 issue of The New Yorker, and Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin‘s work in the October issue of W. Meanwhile, after winning two consecutive National Magazine Awards for general excellence in its circulation category (under 100,000), Print was not nominated this year, but another design book—Architect, edited by Ned Cramer—snuck in to the group, where it will compete against Aperture, Military History, The Paris Review, and San Francisco. We’ve denoted last year’s category winners (all have been nominated again) with an asterisk. The 2010 winners will be announced and presented with Alexander Calder-designed “Elephant” trophies at a ceremony on April 22 in New York.

DESIGN (print): The award honors the effectiveness of design, typography and artwork in support of the editorial mission of the magazine.
Esquire | GQ | Martha Stewart Living | New York | Wired*

PHOTOGRAPHY (print): The award honors the effectiveness of photography, photojournalism, and photo-illustration in support of the editorial mission of the magazine.
GQ* | National Geographic | The New York Times Magazine | Vanity Fair | Vogue

PHOTOJOURNALISM: This category recognizes the informative photographic documentation of an event or subject.
Foreign Policy | National Geographic* (2) | New York | Virginia Quarterly Review

PHOTO PORTFOLIO: This category honors creative photography and photo illustration, including portraiture.
National Geographic | New York | The New Yorker* | Out | W

Click here for the complete list of finalists.