Vanity Fair's Call Me Caitlyn Cover Named 2015 Cover of the Year
Posted on March 31, 2016
Vanity Fair's Call Me Caitlyn cover has been named the ASME 2015 Cover of the Year. The cover features Caitlyn Jenner. Caitlyn Jenner and her coming out as a woman was certainly one of this year's most discussed topics. ESPN The Magazine's "Body 2015: Chantae McMillan" was the Readers' Choice Award winner.
The winners of the annual ASME Best Cover Contest were announced last month by James Bennet, editor in chief of The Atlantic and president of the American Society of Magazine Editors. The ASME Best Cover Contest finalists were chosen by leading editors, art directors and photo editors. A total of thirty-eight different magazines were finalists in at least one of the ten categories.
Sid Holt, chief executive of ASME, says in a statement, "The cover contest judges had tough decisions to make this year. Any time you have to choose between an already legendary Annie Leibovitz shoot on the cover of Vanity Fair, a Mark Seliger comedy special on GQ and one of the year’s most talked-about news covers, "Cosby: The Women" on New York - plus Serena Williams on both Sports Illustrated and New York - that's a good time to be a magazine editor and an even better time to be a magazine reader."
New York magazine won in three of the ten categories. Here are a few of the other winning covers:
- Best Business and Technology: Newsweek, "What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women"
- Women's-Lifestyle: Glamour, "Women of the Year [Reese Witherspoon]"
- Fashion and Beauty: Harper's Bazaar, "Rihanna: Killer Fashion"
- Travel and Adventure: The New York Times Magazine, "The Voyages Issue"
- Style and Design: Nautilus, "Playing War: Games, Not Missiles"
- Most Delicious: New York, "Cook Me. A Home Chef's Resource Book"
- Brainiest: New York, "Times Square: The City’s Id, Now and Always"
Photo: Vanity Fair