2017 Ellie Awards Finalists

Well done, everyone.

The finalists for the National Magazine Awards (Ellies) have been announced. Congrats to all. The winners will be unveiled during a presentation at Cipriani Wall Street on Tuesday, February 7. The event will be hosted by Lester Holt.

And now, for the nominees.

General Excellence

News, Sports and Entertainment
Honors publications covering politics, business and technology as well as pop culture and leisure interests

Bloomberg Businessweek; ESPN The Magazine; GQ; New York; The New Yorker

Service and Lifestyle
Honors publications covering health and fitness as well as fashion, design, food and travel

Bon Appétit; Elle; GQ Style; Marie Claire; Saveur

Special Interest
Honors publications serving highly defined reader communities, including city and regional magazines and active-interest titles

Chicago; The Hollywood Reporter; Kazoo; Modern Farmer; Powder

Literature, Science and Politics
Honors smaller-circulation general-interest magazines as well as publications covering the arts

Aperture; Foreign Affairs; The Marshall Project; Mother Jones; Poetry

Honors overall excellence in magazine design

Bon Appétit; The California Sunday Magazine; GQ; New York; The Pitchfork Review

Honors overall excellence in magazine photography

AFAR; Aperture; The California Sunday Magazine; Powder; WSJ. Magazine

Feature Photography
Honors the use of photography in a feature story, photo-essay or photo portfolio

Magazine Section
Honors the editorial direction of print or digital departments or sections

  • Food Network Magazine for “Fun Cooking”
  • Garden & Gun for “Talk of the South”
  • New York for “The Culture Pages”
  • Popular Mechanics for “Know-How”
  • Women’s Health for “Discuss!”

Personal Service

Honors magazine journalism that serves readers’ needs and aspirations

Leisure Interests
Honors magazine journalism that provides practical information about recreational activities and special interests

Single-Topic Issue
Honors print magazines that have devoted a single issue to the comprehensive examination of one subject

  • The California Sunday Magazine for “Listen,” October 2 print issue and californiasunday.com
  • Los Angeles for “Immigration: A Special Issue,” October
  • National Geographic for “Yellowstone: The Battle for the American West,” May print issue and nationalgeographic.com
  • New York for “Eight Years in America,” October 3-16 print issue and nymag.com
  • Saveur for “The Origins Issue,” October/November

Honors magazine websites and online-only magazines

AudubonBloomberg BusinessweekEaterThe InterceptNational Geographic

Honors digital storytelling and the integration of magazine media

Honors the outstanding use of video in magazine media

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

 Feature Writing
Honors original, stylish storytelling

Essays and Criticism
Honors interpretative and critical journalism

Columns and Commentary
Honors political and social commentary; news analysis; and reviews and criticism

Public Interest
Honors magazine journalism that illuminates issues of national importance

Magazine of the Year

Honors magazines for print and digital editorial excellence; audience engagement; and the success of branded content and services, including conferences and events

The California Sunday Magazine; Cosmopolitan; Mother Jones; New York; The New Yorker