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For the practical gadget lover

An inspired design with a dash of surreal

2010 Editorial & Design Awards: Blog

Proving that polished, quality news presentation can be timely

Reinvigorating a Science-themed design

A liberal mag dares to lampoon left

Customizing a guide for medical professionals that truly makes a difference

A sleek online mag that's in step with tech

Helping parents raise healthy kids with realistic, canny insight

Through email delivering one luscious dish at time

A chilling, can't-stop-reading feature

A foodie feature that will help anyone overcome fear of knives

Looking at one former sports hero to investigate a far larger issue

Who knew a logo alone could induce yearning for travel...

A cover that keeps it real for readers--simply stunning

Two magazines refresh their product for a new crop of readers

The column that outscoops the scoop

A revealing look at the fall of a sports hero, while remainging sympathetic

Dares to go deeper into the story everyone's talked about

No brand could better prepare a virtual feast

Photography that doubles as countryside vacation for the eyes

Capturing a national event to bring you straight to the front row

Readers could be lost for hours delving into this comprehensive coverage

A heroic profile of...a sports fan

A redesigned magazine takes off

Repurposed content has never been so useful

Takes a sensitive subject and sheds new, informative light

A multimedia, multi-sensory slideshow evolves the content form

A revealing interview raises the stakes

Two issues mark celebrations with wildly different, yet equally captivating, motifs

An anniversary compendium that requires a permanent position on coffee tables

A heartbreaking chronicle that sheds light on an oft-neglected problem

An annual magazine feature becomes a year-round readers' resource

Two supplements--one tackling a serious subject and one light-hearted--target readers with new perceptiveness

This article leaves readers cycling experts, as well as entertained

A highly-evolved social media program that leaves no fan behind

2010 Editorial & Design Awards: Video

A Web design has visceral impact

A redesign places fun interactives at young teens' fingertips

Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame

See the complete list of winners, honorable mentions and Hall of Fame inductees, and download a pdf of the special E&D Awards issue.

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There’s been a lot of discussion this year about iPads and smartphones and brand extensions, but when all is said and done, the bedrock of successful magazine brands is talent and execution. Good reporting, writing, packaging and design will translate to any platform—and that’s why we celebrate the best in those categories with min’s Editorial & Design Awards. Another word for it is “content,” but somehow that doesn’t get at the work itself and the people behind it. From Esquire’s “On the Road With the Birthers” feature article to Successful Farming’s redesign, the winners and honorable mentions of our Editorial & Design Awards remind us that magazine traditions that have been shaped and perpetuated by people like our Editorial Hall of Fame inductees remain with us, regardless of the platform or device. We congratulate all of our finalists and Hall of Famers, whom we honored at an awards breakfast on Nov. 8 in New York.

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Editorial & Design Hall of Fame

  • Glenda Bailey
  • Tina Brown
  • Graydon Carter
  • John Gallant
  • George Lois
  • Nancy Novogrod
  • Paige Rense Noland
  • Boyce Thompson


Advice Column

Family Circle - Family Tech

Honorable Mentions:

  • Successful Farming Magazine - Can Their Problem Be Solved?



Everyday Health – Life with MS – Trevis L Gleason

Honorable Mentions:

  • Budget Travel – This Just In,’s Blog
  • Computerworld – Android Power
  • Discover Magazine – Discover Blogs
  • Entertainment Weekly –’s PopWatch
  • Fit Bottomed Girls
  • IDG Enterprise – Enterprise Software Unplugged
  • USANA Health Services – What’s Up USANA?


Cover Design

Harper's Bazaar - April 2010

Honorable Mentions:

  • Harper's Bazaar - September 2010
  • Organic Gardening – Happy Hen’s Cover
  • Real Simple - March 2010
  • The Rotarian - January 2010


Cover Illustration

Utne Reader - Food Fight

Honorable Mentions:

  • CXO- Clash of Clouds
  • Information Week – Salary Survey
  • The Rotarian – April 2010
  • Successful Farming Magazine – Mid-November 2009


Custom Publication Design

CURE Media Group - CURE's Illustrated Guide to Cancer

Honorable Mention:

  • MSP Communications – Delta Air Lines’ Sky September 2009 Issue
  • UBM TechWeb and CA Technologies – Smart Enterprise for Cloud Interface Officer


Digital Magazine Edition

VIV Magazine – March/April 2010

Honorable Mentions:

  • EE Times Group – Alternative Energy
  • Network World – Network World’s E-dition

Editorial Series or Special Section

Parents - Parents Fights Fat

Honorable Mentions:

  • Editorial Series or Special Section
  • Bonnier Corporation – Live Hunt
  • – Daily Finds
  • Travel + Leisure Magazine - America's Favorite Cities


Food & Wine - The Dish e-Newsletter

Honorable Mentions:

  • Budget Travel - Budget Travel Newsletter
  • Harvard Business Review - Management Tip of the Day
  • IDG Enterprise - Insider
  • IEEE Spectrum - EnergyWise Newsletter
  • - Cookie of the Day Newsletter


Feature Article – On the Road with the Birthers

Honorable Mentions:

  • CGA Magazine –Televising the Olympics
  • Computerworld - Your next laptop: Concept designs point the way
  • Radio Free Asia - Tightrope Walking, A Uyghur Tradition
  • Sports Illustrated – Fortunate 50
  • VIV Magazine – Illness' Missing Link



Food Network Magazine - How Sharp Are Your Knife Skills?

Honorable Mentions:

  • Entrepreneur Media Inc. - What to Do When the Bank Pulls Your Line of Credit
  • Fitness Magazine - Half Marathon Special
  • Parenting Early Years - Yes, You Can Sleep In!
  • Parenting School Years - Camp Mamawanda
  • Units - A 10-Step Action Plan to Suppress Crime in Apartments



Sports Illustrated - The Hangover

Honorable Mentions:

  • Women’s Health - Invisible Soldiers

Logo Redesign

Travel + Leisure Magazine

Honorable Mentions:

  • Successful Farming Magazine


Magazine Design/Single Issue

Real Simple - August 2010

Honorable Mentions:

  • AARP The Magazine - July-August 2010
  • Food Network Magazine - December 2009
  • Parenting Early Years - July 2010
  • Sports Illustrated – Where are They Now?
  • Suffolk Arts+Sciences - Imagine


Magazine Redesign

Honorable Mention:

  • Oil + Gas Journal


News Coverage

Honorable Mentions:

  • Advanstar Communications Inc./Dermatology Times – Weighing the Impact
  • CRN/Everything Channel – Cisco and HP's Partner Show
  • Sports Illustrated – Did Yeardley Love Have to Die?
  • Sports Illustrated - Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington becomes the first manager in history to fail an MLB drug test.

Online Column

Entertainment Weekly –'s The Ausiello Files

Honorable Mentions:

  • CNN Money – Paul La Monica’s The Buzz
  • EnergyBiz Insider, an Energy Central publication - Energizing America
  • Sports Illustrated – Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback

Online Single Article

Sports Illustrated - The untold story behind Jeremiah Masoli's downfall at Oregon

Honorable Mentions:

  • IDG Enterprise - Microsoft Office vs. Google Apps: The Business Brawl
  • Radio Free Asia - Birth Policy Delivers Social Difficulties
  • Travel + Leisure - Worst Medical Tourism Disasters


Opinion/Commentary – "Is This the End of Tiger Woods?" by Charles P. Pierce

Honorable Mentions: 

  • CXO – Martha Heller's "CIO Paradox" column
  • Entertainment Weekly – What's Wrong with Summer Movies?
  • Network World – Tech Debate: Social networks, block or not?
  • Rotary International - Sound of Virtue
  • Scholastic Corporation - Administr@tor Opinion Column - Alexander Russo
  • Sports Illustrated - A Gift From The Game
  • Travel +Leisure - Stop the Music
  • Utne Reader - American Psychosis


Photo Gallery

Food + Wine - 15 Rules for Great Wine and Food Pairings

Honorable Mentions:

  • Harper’s Bazaar – Most Wanted
  • Harper’s Bazaar - Tim Burton's Tricks & Treats
  • Rotary International - Every picture has a story, every contest has a winner
  • Travel + Leisure – All Hands on Deck


Photography Spread

Travel + Leisure - English Country Idyll

Honorable Mentions:

  • Entrepreneur Media – On the Nose
  • Harper’s Bazaar – Fall’s New Shoes
  • Outdoor Life – Fishing the Big Sky
  • Parents – Staying Safe in a Toxic World
  • People – Afghanistan – Shipping Out


Photo Journalism

Sports Illustrated – The Olympics In Pictures

Honorable Mentions:

  • Sports Illustrated – The Beautiful Game


Print/Online Coverage of Single Topic

Entertainment Weekly - LOST

Honorable Mentions:

  • CRN, Everything Channel - Anatomy of a Shortage
  • ED+C - The LEED® Guide
  • Executive Travel - The Aviation Issue
  • Travel + Leisure - Strategies: T+L Special Report: Airports 2010
  • VeloNews – Tour de France


Profile or Q&A

Sports Illustrated - The Unexpected Hero

Honorable Mentions:

  • Entertainment Weekly - White Heat
  • Entrepreneur - How to Be a Billionaire
  • Harper's Bazaar - DVF Unwrapped
  • Organic Gardening - A Conversation with Michael Pollan
  • Rotary International - The Rotarian Conversation with Greg Mortenson



Bates Creative Group – EAA Sport Aviation

Honorable Mention:

  • Competitor Group, Inc. - Inside Triathlon


Repackaging of Archived Content

American Media – Unhealthy Food: Stadiums Fail Food Safety Inspections

Honorable Mentions:

  • American Media – The Trendiest Way to Get Around: Bike Commuting
  • Dwell - Easy Being Green: Off the Grid



Women’s Health – Special Fertility Report

Honorable Mention:

  • Parenting – Fit Generation
  • Parenting – Mom Congress
  • Travel + Leisure– Smart Traveler


Single Article - Consumer

Working Mother – Custody Lost

Honorable Mention:

  • Entertainment Weekly - The Curse of Fletch
  • Entrepreneur - Are We Headed Toward a Green Bubble
  • Parenting School Years - Walking to a Different Beat
  • Sports Illustrated - The Unexpected Hero
  • Travel + Leisure – Feast’s of Hong Kong

Single Article - b2b

CRN, Everything Channel - Never Enough

Honorable Mention:

  • CIO - Analyzing the Future
  • Units - Apps for Apts

Single Magazine Issue (Consumer)

Honorable Mention:

  • AARP The Magazine - September/October 2009
  • Entrepreneur – August 2010
  • Food Network – October 2009
  • Glamour – November 2009
  • Harper's Bazaar – September 2010
  • Harvard Business Review – January/February 2010
  • Outdoor Life - June/July 2010 issue
  • Sports Illustrated - Olympic Preview
  • Travel + Leisure - Hotel Issue

Single Magazine Issue (b2b)

Contract Magazine

Honorable Mention:

  • CIO – July 1, 2010
  • The Rotarian – September 2009
  • Scholastic Instructor - January/February 2010
  • UBM TechWeb and CA Technologies - Smart Enterprise for Cloud Interface Officer
  • Units Magazine – February 2010


Travel + Leisure - Ideas Section

Honorable Mention:

  • American Media – Top 10 Ways to Keep Your Running and Your Motivation Strong

Special Section/Microsite – CNNMoney's Best Places to Live

Honorable Mention:

  • EE Times – EE Life
  • IDG Enterprise -, Mobile/Wireless Drilldown
  • Radio Free Asia - Traveling Down the Mekong
  • SheKnows - SheKnows Hairstyle Lounge
  • Sports Illustrated – 2010 Winter Olympics


Special Supplement

Honorable Mention:

  • FamilyFun - FamilyFun Dinnertime!
  • GRIT - Guide to Backyard Chickens
  • Harper’s Bazaar – Runway Report
  • Network World – Outlook 2010
  • Successful Farming Magazine – Why Should You Go Green?


Technical Article

VeloNews – Ride Like the Wind

Honorable Mention:

  • CGA Magazine - A New Direction for Private Enterprises
  • Successful Farming Magazine - Hands Off!


Use of Social Media


Honorable Mention:

  • Entertainment Weekly – EW on Twitter
  • Food & Wine -
  • Harvard Business Review – Social Media Team



Hearst Magazines – Beauty Smarties

Honorable Mention:

  • Hearst Magazines – The Fashion Diaries
  • IDG - World Tech Update
  • Scholastic Corporation – Scholastic Admistr@tor


Website Design

Sports Illustrated -

Honorable Mention:

  • Dwell –
  • Hearst Magazines –
  • National Association of Realtors -


Website Redesign

Seventeen Magazine –

Honorable Mention:

  • EE Times Group – EE Times
  • Harvard Business Review -


Freelance Editorial & Design Winners