Winners and Finalists 2016

Cover of the Year | Readers' Choice Award Winner | Best News and Politics | Best Celebrity and Entertainment | Best Business and Technology | Best Women's Lifestyle | Best Sports and Fitness | Best Fashion and Beauty | Best Travel and Adventure | Best Style and Design | Most Delicious | Brainiest

Cover of the Year

Vanity Fair-"Call Me Caitlyn," JulyWINNER
Vanity Fair
"Call Me Caitlyn," July
Chris Dixon, Designer
Annie Leibovitz, Photographer

 
Readers' Choice Award Winner

ESPN The Magazine-"Body 2015: Chantae McMillan," July 20WINNER
ESPN The Magazine
"Body 2015: Chantae McMillan," July 20
Chin Wang, Designer
Carlos Serrao, Photographer

 
Best News and Politics

New York-"Cosby: The Women," July 27–August 9BEST COVER WINNER
New York
"Cosby: The Women," July 27–August 9
Amanda Demme, Photographer


TIME-"America, 1968 2015," May 11
READERS' CHOICE WINNER

TIME
"America, 1968 2015," May 11
D.W. Pine, Designer
Devin Allen, Photographer


Esquire-"Women & Men," April
FINALIST
Esquire
"Women & Men," April
David Curcurito, Designer
Robert Trachtenberg, Photographer


The New Yorker-"Solidarité," January 19
FINALIST
The New Yorker
"Solidarité," January 19
Françoise Mouly, Designer
Ana Juan, Illustrator


The New Yorker-"Nine," June 29
FINALIST
The New Yorker
"Nine," June 29
Françoise Mouly, Designer
Barry Blitt, Illustrator

 
Best Celebrity and Entertainment

Vanity Fair-"Call Me Caitlyn," JulyBEST COVER WINNER
Vanity Fair
"Call Me Caitlyn," July
Chris Dixon, Designer
Annie Leibovitz, Photographer


GQ-"Our Tastiest Comedy Issue Yet! Starring Amy Schumer," August
READERS' CHOICE WINNER
GQ
"Our Tastiest Comedy Issue Yet! Starring Amy Schumer," August
Fred Woodward, Design Director
Chelsea Cardinal, Designer
Krista Prestek, Director of Photography
Mark Seliger, Photographer


The Hollywood Reporter-"The Reign of Kevin Hart," January 23
FINALIST
The Hollywood Reporter
"The Reign of Kevin Hart," January 23
Shanti Marlar, Designer
Jon Contino, Illustrator
Martin Schoeller, Photographer


The New York Times Magazine-"The Culture Issue," October 11
FINALIST
The New York Times Magazine
"The Culture Issue," October 11
Anton Ioukhnovets, Designer
Erik Madigan Heck, Photographer


Rolling Stone-"Adele: A Private Life," November 19
FINALIST
Rolling Stone
"Adele: A Private Life," November 19
Joseph Hutchinson, Designer
Theo Wenner, Photographer

 
Best Business and Technology

Newsweek-"What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women," February 6BEST COVER WINNER
Newsweek
"What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women," February 6
Priest + Grace, Designer
Edel Rodriguez, Illustrator


The California Sunday Magazine-"Death," April
READERS' CHOICE WINNER
The California Sunday Magazine
"Death," April
Leo Jung, Designer
Amy Friend, Illustrator
Amy Friend and John von Pamer, Photographers


Bloomberg Businessweek-"The Aging of Abercrombie & Fitch," January 26–February 1
FINALIST
Bloomberg Businessweek
"The Aging of Abercrombie & Fitch," January 26–February 1
Robert Vargas, Designer
Finlay Mackay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Photographer


The New Yorker-"The Mouse of Wall Street," September 7
FINALIST
The New Yorker
"The Mouse of Wall Street," September 7
Françoise Mouly, Designer
Joost Swarte, Illustrator


PC Magazine-"3D Printers," November Digital Edition
FINALIST
PC Magazine
"3D Printers," November Digital Edition
Jackie Smith, Designer
Paul Majak, Photographer

 
Best Women's Lifestyle

Glamour-"Women of the Year [Reese Witherspoon]," DecemberBEST COVER AND READERS' CHOICE WINNER
Glamour
"Women of the Year [Reese Witherspoon]," December
Tom Munro, Photographer


Parents-"Girl Power! Raise a Confident Daughter," November
FINALIST
Parents
"Girl Power! Raise a Confident Daughter," November
Agnethe Glatved, Designer
Melanie Acevedo, Photographer


People-"The World's First Size 22 Supermodel! [Tess Holliday]," June 1
FINALIST
People
"The World's First Size 22 Supermodel! [Tess Holliday]," June 1
Andrea Dunham and Catriona Ni Aolain, Designers
James White, Photographer


Redbook-"Real Women, Real Style Tips," September
FINALIST
Redbook
"Real Women, Real Style Tips," September
Kirby Rodriguez, Designer
Chris Craymer, Photographer


Southern Living-"The Soul of Summer," July
FINALIST
Southern Living
"The Soul of Summer," July
Robert Perino, Designer
Patricia Lyons, Photographer

 
Best Sports and Fitness

ESPN The Magazine-"Body 2015: Chantae McMillan," July 20BEST COVER AND READERS' CHOICE WINNER
ESPN The Magazine
"Body 2015: Chantae McMillan," July 20
Chin Wang, Designer
Carlos Serrao, Photographer


ESPN The Magazine-"James Harden: When Was the Last Time You've Seen Anything Normal From Me?" October 26
FINALIST
ESPN The Magazine
"James Harden: When Was the Last Time You've Seen Anything Normal From Me?" October 26
Chin Wang, Designer
Bella Howard, Photographer


Men's Fitness-"Game Changer: Miles Teller," October
FINALIST
Men's Fitness
"Game Changer: Miles Teller," October
Andy Turnbull, Designer
Doug Inglish, Photographer


Men's Health-"The Reader Issue," November
FINALIST
Men's Health
"The Reader Issue," November
Tom O'Quinn, Designer
John Loomis, Photographer


Sports Illustrated-"Sportsperson of the Year: Serena Williams," December 21
FINALIST
Sports Illustrated
"Sportsperson of the Year: Serena Williams," December 21
Chris Hercik, Designer
Yu Tsai, Photographer

 
Best Fashion and Beauty

Harper's Bazaar-"Rihanna: Killer Fashion," MarchBEST COVER AND READERS' CHOICE WINNER
Harper's Bazaar
"Rihanna: Killer Fashion," March
Norman Jean Roy, Photographer


Harper's Bazaar-"Kendall Jenner Transformed," May
FINALIST
Harper's Bazaar
"Kendall Jenner Transformed," May
Karl Lagerfeld, Photographer


New York-"Serena's Sweep," August 10–23FINALIST
New York
"Serena's Sweep," August 10–23
Norman Jean Roy, Photographer


W Magazine-"Gigi Hadid: The World’s Most Connected Supermodel," September
FINALIST
W Magazine
"Gigi Hadid: The World’s Most Connected Supermodel," September
Johan Svensson, Designer
Steven Meisel, Photographer


WSJ. Magazine-"Rocket Woman: Karlie Kloss Suits Up at SpaceX," December
FINALIST
WSJ. Magazine
"Rocket Woman: Karlie Kloss Suits Up at SpaceX," December 2015/January 2016
Maciek Kobielski, Photographer

 
Best Travel and Adventure

The New York Times Magazine-"The Voyages Issue," September 27BEST COVER WINNER
The New York Times Magazine
"The Voyages Issue," September 27
Matt Willey, Designer
Alec Soth, Photographer


Oklahoma Today-"The Indians & Cowboys Issue," July/August
READERS' CHOICE WINNER
Oklahoma Today
"The Indians & Cowboys Issue," July/August
Steven Walker, Designer
Shane Bevel, Photographer


AFAR-"Will Travel for Food," May
FINALIST
AFAR
"Will Travel for Food," May
Elizabeth Spiridakis Olson, Designer
Andrew Rowat, Photographer


AFAR-"The Future of Travel," June/July
FINALIST
AFAR
"The Future of Travel," June/July
Elizabeth Spiridakis Olson, Designer
David Black, Photographer


Conde Nast Traveler-"New York City," November
FINALIST
Condé Nast Traveler
"New York City," November
Pari Dukovic, Photographer

 
Best Style and Design

Nautilus-"Playing War: Games, Not Missiles," September/OctoberBEST COVER WINNER
Nautilus
"Playing War: Games, Not Missiles," September/October
Len Small, Designer
Brian Stauffer, Illustrator


WIRED-"Cities by Design MMXVI," October
READERS' CHOICE WINNER
Wired
"Cities by Design MMXVI," October
Billy Sorrentino, Designer
Patrick Clair, Illustrator


Audubon-"Parakeet," July-August
FINALIST
Audubon
"Parakeet," July-August
Kevin Fisher, Designer
Tom Fowlks, Photographer


Real Simple-"More Energy Now," February
FINALIST
Real Simple
"More Energy Now," February
Abbey Kuster-Prokell, Designer
Stephen Lewis, Photographer

Surface-"Tadao Ando," FebruaryFINALIST
Surface
"Tadao Ando," February
Ogata, Photographer

 
Most Delicious

New York-"Cook Me. A Home Chef's Resource Book" November 9–15BEST COVER WINNER
New York
"Cook Me. A Home Chef's Resource Book" November 9–15
Bobby Doherty, Photographer


Los Angeles-"L.A.'s Best New Restaurants" January
READERS' CHOICE WINNER
Los Angeles
"L.A.'s Best New Restaurants" January
Steven Banks, Designer
Bobby Haiqalsyah, Illustrator
Squire Fox, Photographer


Bon Appetit-"The Toast With the Most," January
FINALIST
Bon Appétit
"The Toast With the Most," January
Alexander Grossman, Designer
Peden + Munk, Photographer


Garden and Gun-"The Southern Food Issue," August/September
FINALIST
Garden & Gun
"The Southern Food Issue," August/September
Marshall McKinney, Designer
Johnny Autry, Photographer


Saveur-"The Saveur 100," January/February
FINALIST
Saveur
"The Saveur 100," January/February
Adam Bookbinder, Designer
Marcus Nilsson, Photographer

 
Brainiest

New York-"Times Square: The City's Id, Now and Always" October 5–18BEST COVER AND READERS' CHOICE WINNER
New York
"Times Square: The City's Id, Now and Always" October 5–18
Bobby Doherty, Photographer


Bloomberg Businessweek-"If You Can't Read That, You'd Better Read This," June 15–28
FINALIST
Bloomberg Businessweek
"If You Can't Read That, You'd Better Read This," June 15–28
Robert Vargas, Designer


The Chronicle Review-"The Isolated Black Professor," January 30
FINALIST
The Chronicle Review
"The Isolated Black Professor," January 30
Scott Seymour, Senior Art Director
Kevin Val Aelst, Illustrator
Rose Engelland, Photo Editor


The New Yorker-"90th Anniversary [Eustace Tilley]," February 23
FINALIST
The New Yorker
"90th Anniversary [Eustace Tilley]," February 23
Françoise Mouly, Designer
Kadir Nelson, Illustrator


WIRED-"Sex in the Digital Age," March
FINALIST
WIRED
"Sex in the Digital Age," March
Billy Sorrentino, Designer