Here Are 2015’s National Magazine Award Winners


Last night Vogue took home Magazine of the Year at the annual National Magazine Awards, while The New Yorker and New York tied for the most awards, with three each. (New York won for magazine section, design, and columns by art critic Jerry Saltz, and we’re grateful for each Ellie statue.) Sixty-six magazines were nominated, and there were six first-time winners: The Atavist, The Hollywood Reporter, Pacific Standard, the Texas Observer, Nautilus, and Vice. Congratulations to all of the winners listed below, and anyone looking for some excellent reading material.

Magazine of the Year

General Excellence, General Interest Magazines
The New Yorker

General Excellence, Service and Lifestyle Magazines

General Excellence, Style and Design Magazines
Garden & Gun

General Excellence, Active Interest Magazines
Men’s Health

General Excellence, Special Interest Magazines
The Hollywood Reporter

General Excellence, Literature, Science and Politics Magazines

New York

National Geographic

Single-Topic Issue
San Francisco for “The Oakland Issue,” June

Magazine Section
New York for “Strategist”


Tablet Magazine
National Geographic

The Texas Observer in Partnership With The Guardian for “Beyond the Border,” by Melissa del Bosque


Vice for “The Islamic State,” by Medyan Dairieh

Public Interest
Pacific Standard for “Women Aren’t Welcome Here,” by Amanda Hess, January/February

Personal Service
O, The Oprah Magazine for “Ready or Not: The Caregiver’s Guide,” November

Leisure Interests
Backpacker for “The Complete Guide to Fire,” edited by Casey Lyons, October

GQ for “Inside the Iron Closet,” by Jeff Sharlet, February

Feature Writing
The Atavist for “Love and Ruin,” by James Verini, February

Feature Photography
TIME for “Crime Without Punishment,” photographs by Jerome Sessini, August

Essays and Criticism
The New Yorker for “This Old Man,” by Roger Angell, February 17 and 24

Columns and Commentary
New York for three columns by Jerry Saltz: “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

The New Yorker for “The Emerald Light in the Air,” by Donald Antrim, February 3

Here Are 2015’s National Magazine Award Winners