So Who Got Nominated for ASMEs This Year?

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Go go <i>Nat Geo</i>!
Go go <i>Nat Geo</i>!

A bunch of smart, sexy magazines who you'd love to take home to meet your mother, that's who! New York and The New Yorker both scored ten nominations, followed by National Geographic with seven. Eight magazines that have never before made the list of finalists were also nominated this year, including Architect, Food Network Magazine, Garden & Gun, Military History, and Out. The ASME winners will be announced (and the slightly scary, Beetlejuice-inspired Calder sculpture trophies that go with them handed out) on April 22.

Here's the list:


The categories and finalists for the National Magazine Awards 2010 are:

GENERAL EXCELLENCE, PRINT
Recognizes overall editorial achievement at six circulation levels.

Under 100,000 Circulation
Aperture; Architect: Military History; The Paris Review; San Francisco

100,000 to 250,000 Circulation
Foreign Policy; Garden & Gun; Martha Stewart Weddings; Mother Jones; Paste

250,000 to 500,000 Circulation
The Atlantic; Audubon; New York; Texas Monthly; W

500,000 to 1 Million Circulation
The Economist; Esquire; Food Network Magazine; GQ; Wired

1 million to 2 Million Circulation
Field & Stream; Men’s Health; The New Yorker; Teen Vogue; More

Over 2 Million Circulation
ESPN The Magazine; National Geographic; Real Simple; Sports Illustrated; Time

DESIGN, PRINT
Honors the effectiveness of design, typography and artwork in support of the editorial mission of the magazine

Esquire; GQ; Martha Stewart Living; New York; Wired

PHOTOGRAPHY, PRINT
Honors the effectiveness of photography, photojournalism and photo-illustration in support of the editorial mission of the magazine

GQ; National Geographic; The New York Times Magazine; Vanity Fair; Vogue

PHOTOJOURNALISM
Recognizes the informative photographic documentation of an event or subject

Foreign Policy; National Geographic (2); New York; Virginia Quarterly Review

PHOTO PORTFOLIO
Honors creative photography and photo illustration, including portraiture

National Geographic; New York; The New Yorker; Out; W

SINGLE-TOPIC ISSUE
Recognizes magazines that have devoted an issue to the in-depth examination of one topic

ESPN The Magazine; New York; The New Yorker; W; Wired

MAGAZINE SECTION
Recognizes the excellence of a regular, cohesive front- or back-of-back section

Esquire; GQ (2); New York; Wired

PERSONAL SERVICE
Honors the outstanding use of print journalism to serve the readers’ needs and aspirations

5280; Men’s Health; New York; Parents; Wired

LEISURE INTERESTS
Recognizes excellence in service journalism focusing on recreational activities and special interests

Esquire; Field & Stream; New York; Texas Monthly (2)

PUBLIC INTEREST
Recognizes magazine journalism that illuminates issues of public importance

The Boston Review; National Geographic; The New Yorker; San Francisco; Technology Review

REPORTING
Honors the enterprise, skill and analysis that a magazine exhibits in covering an event or problem of contemporary interest and significance

The Boston Globe Magazine; The New York Times Magazine; The New Yorker (2); Vanity Fair

FEATURING WRITING
Honors the stylishness and originality with which the writer treats her or his subject

Esquire; The New York Times Magazine; Texas Monthly; Vanity Fair; Wired

PROFILE WRITING
Honors the vividness and perceptiveness with which the writer brings his or her subject to life

Esquire; New York; The New Yorker; Vanity Fair (2)

ESSAYS
Recognizes the writer’s eloquence, perspective, fresh thinking and unique voice

National Geographic; The New York Times Magazine (2); Orion; Sports Illustrated

COLUMNS AND COMMENTARY
Recognizes excellence in short-form social, economic and political commentary, including humor

The Atlantic; The Economist; Newsweek; Popular Science; Travel + Leisure

REVIEWS AND CRITICISM
Honors the knowledge, persuasiveness and original voice that the critic brings to her or his reviews

GQ; Harper’s Magazine; Los Angeles; The New Yorker; Paste

FICTION
Recognizes excellence in fiction published in magazines

The Antioch Review; McSweeney’s Quarterly; The New Yorker (2); Virginia Quarterly Review

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Honors publications that successfully use both print and digital media in fulfilling the editorial mission of the magazine

The Atlantic; Fast Company; Glamour; Men’s Health; New York