580 editors and publishers in attendance.
And 18 National Magazine Awards winners.
Each year, the National Magazine Awards honor publications that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative techniques, noteworthy journalism, and imaginative art.
This year’s winners covered some of the most important stories of the past 365 days, including elder care in O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Ready or Not: The Caregiver’s Guide,” LGBT rights in GQ’s “Inside the Iron Closet,” and the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in TIME’s “Crime Without Punishment.”
Special shout outs to Vogue for taking “Magazine of the Year,” and to National Geographic for “Best Tablet Magazine”—you know we’re partial to that tech and those beautiful digital enhancements.
Go ahead, indulge your weekend with some of the best-in-class magazines from the winners list below. (* indicates available in Next Issue)
Magazine of the Year: Vogue*
Tablet Magazine: National Geographic*
Photography: National Geographic*
Design: New York Magazine*
Active Interest Magazine: Men’s Health*
Service and Lifestyle Magazine: Glamour*
General Interest Magazine: The New Yorker*
Literature, Science and Politics Magazine: Nautilus
Special Interest Magazine: The Hollywood Reporter
Style and Design Magazine: Garden & Gun
Fiction: The New Yorker* for “The Emerald Light in the Air,” by Donald Antrim, February 3
Columns and Commentary: New York Magazine* for “Zombies on the Walls: Why Does So Much New Abstraction Look the Same?,” June 16-29, “Taking in Jeff Koons, Creator and Destroyer of Worlds,” June 30-July 13, and “Post-Macho God: Matisse’s Cut-Outs Are World-Historically Gorgeous,” October 8, by Jerry Saltz
Essays and Criticism: The New Yorker* for “This Old Man,” by Roger Angell, February 17 and 24
Feature Photography: TIME* for “Crime Without Punishment,” photographs by Jerome Sessini, July 24
Feature Writing: The Atavist for “Love and Ruin,” by James Verini, February
Reporting: GQ* for “Inside the Iron Closet,” by Jeff Sharlet, February
Leisure Interests: Backpacker* for “The Complete Guide to Fire,” edited by Casey Lyons, October
Personal Service: O, The Oprah Magazine* for “Ready or Not: The Caregiver’s Guide,” November
Public Interest: Pacific Standard for “Women Aren’t Welcome Here,” by Amanda Hess, January/February
Video: Vice News* for “The Islamic State,” by Medyan Dairieh, August 15
Multimedia: The Texas Observer in Partnership With Guardian US for “Beyond the Border,” by Melissa del Bosque, August 6
Website (honors magazine websites and online-only magazines): Nautilus
Magazine Section: New York Magazine* for “Strategist”
Single-Topic Issue: San Francisco for “The Oakland Issue,” June