Each year the American Society of Magazine Editors honors the best in magazines with its National Magazine Awards. As we’ve noted before, this is the magazine industry’s equivalent to the movie industry’s Academy Awards.
Today the finalists for the coveted awards–known as the Ellies–were announced. Out of the 54 magazines that were named finalists, as Folio noted, publisher Condé Nast dominates with eight magazines accounting for 25 nominations.Time Inc. comes in at a distant second with 9 nominations across 6 titles.
While predictable, the most-nominated title is The New Yorker with nine; New York, The New York Times Magazine and Virginia Quarterly each have six nominations. 20 magazines received multiple nominations.
Other magazines with multiple nominations include: The Atlantic (4 nominations), Esquire (3), GQ (5), Harper’s Magazine (2), Los Angeles (3), Martha Stewart Living (2), Men’s Journal (2), National Geographic (4),The Paris Review (2), Real Simple (3), Scientific American (2), Texas Monthly (2), TIME (2), Vanity Fair (2), W (3) and Wired (3).
More exciting are this year’s first-time finalists: Cooking Light, House Beautiful, Lapham’s Quarterly, OnEarth, The Sun and Women’s Health.
Still more exciting will be the nominations for the top award, Magazine of the Year, which will be accounced next week on April 12.The winners will be presented be presented on May 9.
Close to 270 magazines submitted a total of 1,673 entries judged by 359 magazine journalists and journalism educators, says ASME.
Congrats to all finalists!