min’s Editorial & Design Award Winners Announced

By Steve Smith

At the Grand Hyatt in New York this morning, min announced the winners of its 2010 Editorial & Design Awards across 37 categories. Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly and Real Simple, Hearst’s Esquire and American Express Publishing’s Travel + Leisure received multiple awards, while Food Network Magazine, CRN, Everyday Health and other titles got the nod from min.

Sports Illustrated brought a min E&D Award back to the sidelines for its cautionary tale of Oregon Ducks quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and his legal troubles (Best Online Single Article). The magazine also won for its photo coverage of the Vancouver Olympics (Photo Journalism) and a moving feature on football great Floyd Little and his greatest fan’s effort to get the famed Bronco inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Profile or Q&A).

Travel + Leisure’s beautifully illustrated essay on English country living brought the idyllic scene to life and won for Photography Spread. T+L’s visual panache also drew a second award in the Slideshows category for a new Ideas Section of images that help travelers imagine themselves in exotic locations.

Esquire’s Charles P. Pierce broke the Tiger Woods mystique with a brutally honest piece on the golfer’s not-so-secret life and earned best Opinion/Commentary honors. Equally revealing coverage of the fringe “Birthers” movement by John Richardson drew the award in the Feature Article category.

Finally, for its delectable August 2010 issue, Real Simple won in the Magazine Design/Single Issue category and also shared with Fader’s Summer Music Issue the award for in the Single Magazine Issue category.

On the b2b side, the 50th Anniversary Issue of interior design book Contract won best Single Issue honors. In it, editors traced the major trends in design from 1960 on with absorbing style.

A number of magazine brands stood out in 2010 for surrounding topics with comprehensive coverage. Entertainment Weekly’s take on the final season of ABC’s Lost TV series traversed print, the EW.com Web site and even a takeover of YouTube to win in the Print/Online Coverage of a Single Topic category. Parents magazine made the issue of childhood obesity an ongoing campaign to win for best Editorial Series or Special Section.

And at today’s ceremony in New York eight perennial stars of editorial and design were inducted into min‘s E&D Hall of Fame: Glenda Bailey, Tina Brown, Graydon Carter, John Gallant, George Lois, Nancy Novogrod, Paige Rense Noland and Boyce Thompson.

Left to right: Hanley Wood editorial director (Builder, Multifamily, and Tech Groups) Boyce Thompson, min editorial director Steve Goldstein, Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey, former Esquire cover designer George Lois, Travel + Leisure editor-in-chief Nancy Novogrod, IDG Enterprise chief content officer/SVP John Gallant, min Digital Media Editor Steve Smith and min editor-in-chief Steve Cohn. Thompson, Bailey, Lois, Novogrod and Gallant were inducted into min‘s Editorial & Design 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.