ASME Awards for Design, Photography and Illustration

The ASME Awards for Design, Photography and Illustration honor magazines and websites for visual excellence and celebrate the individual achievements of art and photography staff members as well as freelance contributors. Established in 2020, the awards are sponsored and administered by the American Society of Magazine Editors. Finalists receive certificates of recognition. Winners receive specially designed awards displaying the winning image or images.

Formerly known as the ASME Awards for Photography and Illustration, the ASME Awards for Design, Photography and Illustration include two new categories, Best Print Design and Best Digital Design. The awards also recognize the use of photography and illustration in feature stories, editorial departments and packages, and social media.

The ASME Awards for Design, Photography and Illustration are judged and presented in conjunction with the National Magazine Awards. Finalists and winners will be honored at the annual presentation of the National Magazine Awards on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at Terminal 5 in Manhattan. 

Magazines and websites edited and published in the United States are eligible to enter the ASME Awards for Design, Photography and Illustration. Other creators and publishers of magazine-like content, including newspapers and newsletters, are also eligible. Marketing and promotional magazines and websites are not eligible.

Any print or digital content published in 2022 by an eligible media organization may be entered. Entries may include content used in special-interest and newsstand-only publications. No entry may be submitted without the approval of the publication in which the work appeared. The administrators of the ASME Awards for Design, Photography and Illustration reserve the right to determine if a media organization qualifies for entry.

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