2012 Editorial and Design Award Winners

Here at min, we are privileged to have an excellent vantage from which to view the ongoing evolution of magazines. Through our Editorial & Design Awards, we recognize the very best work done by the editors, writers, art directors and photographers who continue to elevate the craft of magazine publishing—be it in print, delivered on mobile devices or online—through their hard work, creativity and innovation. We also recognize the outstanding achievements of the fourth class of inductees into min’s Editorial and Design Hall of Fame. We congratulate all of the winners, honorable mentions, and Hall of Famers, whom we honored at an awards breakfast on Nov. 5 in New York. 

View the digital edition of the Editorial & Design Awards special issue of min to learn more about this year's winners.

Editorial & Design Hall of Fame

Gayle Butler, Editor-in-Chief/Chief Content Editor, Better Homes and Gardens

Chris Dixon, Design Director, Vanity Fair

Sid Evans, Group Editor, Time Inc.’s Lifestyle Division

Robert Ivy, 
Executive Vice President/CEO, American Institute of Architects

Richard David Story, Editor-in-Chief, Departures

Jerry Tarde, Editor-in-Chief, Golf Digest

Kate White, Former Editor-in-Chief/Author, Cosmopolitan

Advice Column (Editorial Print)


Honorable Mentions:
  • Hearst Corporation, Martha Beck Columns
  • Rotary International, The Case Against Exercise
  • REDBOOK, Intimate Answers

App (Editorial)

Hearst Magazines, Popular Mechanics Magazine for iPad

Cygnus Business Media, Firehouse iPad App, July Edition

Honorable Mentions:

  • Hearst Corporation , Oprah Magazine iPad App , November 2011, February 2012, August 2012 Editions
  • Hearst Magazines , Esquire iPad Edition
  • Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated Tablet Edition

Best Launch (Editorial Print)

Meredith Corporation, FamilyFun

Honorable Mentions:

  • Fairchild Fashion Media, Style.com/Print
  • 10 Missions Media , Ratchet+Wrench

How-To/Instructional (Editorial Print)

Cooking Light, Chicken of the Year!

Rotary International, How to Claw your Way to a Top Fundraiser

Honorable Mentions:

  • Fit Pregnancy, Great Expectations
  • REDBOOK, Get Past Your Money Fears
  • SELF Magazine, Winter Fun
  • SUCCESS Magazine, Start Small, Win Big

Investigative/Technical Article (Editorial Print)

SELF Magazine, The Stranger Reading Your X-Ray

InsuranceNewsNet Magazine, American Injustice

Honorable Mention:

  • Rodale, Inc. , Prevention Investigates: Could It Happen Here?

Most Improved Publication (Editorial Print)

Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine, Budget Travel

Honorable Mentions:

  • Eagle Publishing, Inc., Human Events
  • InsuranceNewsNet Magazine, June and July 2012, August and November 2011

Opinion/Commentary (Editorial Print)

Sports Illustrated, Point After

Insurance & Technology, From the Editor: Why Is IT So Hard?

Honorable Mentions:

  • Fairchild Fashion Media, Bridget Foley's Diary
  • Penton Media , A Better Way to Find Stand-Out Engineers
  • Rotary International , How Charity Loses Face

Photojournalism (Editorial Print)

Garden & Gun , The Call of the Hunt

Honorable Mentions:

  • People Magazine, Gone Too Far? Toddlers & Tiaras Controversy (9/26/11)
  • Sports Illustrated, Arab Spring

Print/Online Coverage of Single Topic (Editorial Print)

Food & Wine , Star Chefs' Dream Recipes

Rotary International , Inconvenient Truths About Poverty

Honorable Mentions:

  • Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and EW.com at Comic-Con
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Perspectives on Gideon at 50
  • Society for Science & the Public, Higgs, Finally: High-energy collisions pop particle from its mass-giving field 
  • Time Magazine , Attachment Parenting

Profile or Q&A (Editorial Print)

Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Brad: The EW Interview

Executive Travel, Korn/Ferry CEO Profile, May/June 2012

Honorable Mentions:

  • Guitar Aficionado Magazine, Richard Gere: Instant Karma
  • Rotary International, In the Moment with Harry Benson
  • The FADER, Inc., The Rapture (Issue 76)

Series (Editorial Print)

Agency Fish, Oryx - Insight

InsuranceNewsNet Magazine, Glenn A. Neasham Series

Honorable Mentions:

  • Fitness Magazine, Body Lab series: "Defying Gravity," "Strong, Sexy Legs" and "Core Knowledge"
  • Health Magazine, Your Back, Feet, and Knees Owner's Manuals
  • SUCCESS Magazine , Start Small, Win Big

Single Article Consumer (Editorial Print)

Single Article (Education)

Scholastic Parent & Child, 100 Greatest Books for Kids!

Honorable Mention:

  • Parents, Are You Prepared For An Emergency?

Single Article (Entertainment)

Agency Fish, Oryx December 2011, Stockholm to Oslo

Honorable Mentions:

  • Agency Fish, Oryx November 2011, Uganda
  • Sports Illustrated, Arab Spring

Single Article (Financial)

SUCCESS Magazine, Mining Big Data

Honorable Mentions:

  • SUCCESS Magazine , American Comebacks
  • Time, Inc., Fortune: Megaupload and the Twighlight of Copyright

Single Article (Fashion Magazine)

Hearst Corporation, Hiding in Plain Sight

Honorable Mentions:

  • Entertainment Weekly Magazine, By The Way, We're Gay
  • Meredith Corporation, Let Me Tell You What It's Like To Have Skin Cancer
  • PEOPLE, Alive, 34 Years After He Went Missing
  • REDBOOK, Antibiotics Are Not Candy

Single Article (Financial)

SUCCESS Magazine, American Comebacks

Honorable Mentions

  • SUCCESS Magazine, Mining Big Data
  • Time Inc., Fortune: Megaupload and the Twighlight of Copyright

Single Article (Health & Fitness)

SELF Magazine, Why Exercise Will Make You Happy

Honorable Mentions:

  • Health Magazine. Your Breasts: An Owner's Manual
  • Rodale, Inc., Find Your Inner Strength

Single Article (Lifestyle)

Southern Living Magazine, The Ultimate Southern Thanksgiving Cookbook

Honorable Mentions:

  • Coastal Living, The Art of Sand Castles
  • Cooking Light, Hidden Gems & Delicious Destinations
  • Garden & Gun, First Shot
  • Penton Media, Bob Pease's Final Column

Single Article/News  B2B (Editorial Print)

InformationWeek, TechWeb GM's U-Turn

Teradata Corporation, Consumer Intelligence: The Future of Analytics

Honorable Mentions:

  • Hart Energy, Regulating the Carbon Away
  • Rotary International, Special Deliveries
  • Successful Farming. Land Rental Ethics

Single Magazine Issue B2B (Editorial Print)

Farm Journal Magazine, Seed Guide

Honorable Mentions:

  • Executive Travel, Glamour, May/June 2012
  • IEEE, IEEE Power & Energy Magazine
  • Penton Media, Ideas For Design
  • Teradata Corporation, The Next Big Thing

Single Magazine Issue Consumer (Editorial Print)

Single Magazine Issue (Entertainment)

TIME, Person of the Year: The Protester

Honorable Mentions:

  • Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Reunions
  • PEOPLE, Tom & Katie: Secrets of the Split
  • Sports Illustrated, Where Are They Now
  • THE FADER, Philip Glass

Single Magazine Issue (Fashion)

REDBOOK, June 2012

Honorable Mentions:

  • Harper's Bazaar, March 2012
  • Hearst Corporation, Oprah Magazine November 2011

Single Magazine Issue (General Interest)

Forbes, October 2011

Honorable Mentions:

  • AARP The Magazine, February/March 2012
  • Parents, March 2012

Single Magazine Issue (Health & Fitness)

Fit Pregnancy, February/March 2012

Honorable Mentions: 

  • Fitness Magazine, July/August 2012
  • Health Magazine, June 2012
  • Natural Health, April/May 2012
  • The Rotarian, Organic Gardening 70th Anniversary Issue

Single Magazine Issue (Lifestyle)

Food & Wine, October 2011

Honorable Mentions:

  • Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine, Readers' Choice Issue 2011
  • Coastal Living, June 2012
  • Garden & Gun, February/March 2012

Special Supplement (Editorial Print)

FamilyFun, Create & Learn
Crain Communications Inc., A Century of Chevrolet:
The stories that shaped an icon

Honorable Mentions:

  • Coastal Living, Our Favorite Beach Cottages
  • Harper's Bazaar, Runway Report Fall/Winter 2011
  • The Rotarian, Global Outlook: Water
  • SUCCESS Magazine, Live Happy

App (Design)

Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated

Honorable Mentions:

  • Food & Wine, Cocktails
  • MIT Sloan Management Review, MIT SMR
  • PEOPLE, World's Most Beautiful
  • Scientific American, The Evolution of Cooperation

Cover Design (B2B)

Teradata Corporation, It's A New World

Honorable Mentions:

  • Executive Travel, India, Sept 2011
  • Rotary International, March 2012
  • Successful Farming, October 2011 

Cover Design (Consumer)

Harper's Bazaar, March 2012 Subscriber Cover

Honorable Mentions:

  • Health Magazine, July/August 2012
  • Guitar Aficionado Magazine, The Wine Issue
  • Source Interlink Media, Recoil, Premiere Issue
  • The FADER, Beach House

Cover Illustration (Design)

SUCCESS Magazine, Games issue
InformationWeek, From CRM To Social

Honorable Mentions:

  • Penton Media, 50th Anniversary Issue
  • Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc., Staffing Industry Review, February 2012

Magazine Design/Single Issue/Custom Publication (Design)

Cambria Style Magazine, Summer 2012
Coastal Living, March 2012
Executive Travel. India - Sept 2011

Honorable Mentions:

  • Cooking Light, August 2012
  • Food & Wine, October 2011
  • LAPTOP Magazine, September 2012
  • PEOPLE Magazine, Country, July 2012
  • Scholastic Parent & Child, March 2011

Magazine Redesign (Design)

Meredith Corporation, Parents Magazine, March 2012

Honorable Mentions:

  • Source Interlink Media, Hot Rod, Sept 2012
  • Meredith Corporation, Ladies' Home Journal, March 2012 

Media Kit or Marketing Materials (Design)

UBM Canon, Med Ad News 2012 Media Kit

Honorable Mentions:

  • Cygnus Business Media, Step Outside the Ordinary - Media Kits
  • IEEE Spectrum Magazine , IEEE Spectrum Newsletters Ad Campaign

New Publication Design (Design)

Source Interlink Media, Recoil, Premiere Issue

IEEE, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine

Honorable Mentions:

  • Agency Fish, Oryx Premium, February 2012
  • Bloomberg, Economics Asia

Online Features/Section Design (Design)

People.com , Red Carpet Spotlight

UBM LLC, UBM TechWeb and IBM's Infographic: Smarter CMOs Driving More IT Decisions

Honorable Mentions:

  • Hearst Magazines Digital Media, ELLE.com Runway
  • People.com, Real Beauty at Every Age

Photo Gallery (Design)

Food & Wine, The Art of Summer Cooking

Rotary International, In the Moment with Harry Benson

Honorable Mentions:

  • Harper's Bazaar , The New Looks for Spring
  • Prevention, Safe Passage: Ira Byock

Photo Spread (Design)

Harper's Bazaar, The Real Gwyneth Paltrow

Rotary International, Frontier Spirit: September 2011

Honorable Mentions:
  • Agency Fish, Oryx Premium February 2012 - Fashion - Kings, Queens, Jacks and the Joker

  • Fitness Magazine, Body Proud
  • Prevention , State of the Heart Medication
  • SELF Magazine, Between the Buns
  • Sports Illustrated, Leading Off

Best E-newsletter (Online)

People.com, Red Carpet Series

Bloomberg, Bloomberg Briefs

Honorable Mentions:

  • Arthur Frommer'sBudget Travel Magazine, Budget Travel To Go
  • Farm Journal Media, AgWeb Market Weekly
  • Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc., Contingent Workforce Strategies 3.0

Blogs (Online)

allure.com, Daily Beauty Reporter
UBM LLC, John Verity’s IT Software Community

Honorable Mentions:

  • Avon Products, Inc., Avon's Calling 
  • Penton Media , alt.embedded
  • SELF Magazine, HealthySELF
  • Sports on Earth, Joe Blog

Digital Magazine Edition (Online)

Fitness Magazine, May 2012

Penton Media, Technology Takes London's Olympics to the Cutting Edge of Performance

Honorable Mentions:

  • Bank Systems & Technology, Dominating a Post-Channel World
  • Dark Reading, Diary Of A Security Breach
  • Insurance & Technology, Distribution Renaissance

Editorial Series (Online)

Travel + Leisure, The State of America's Airports

InformationWeek, Does The Cloud Payoff?

Honorable Mentions:

  • SUCCESS Magazine, Start Small, Win Big
  • Travel + Leisure, The World's Most-Visited Hot Spots

Feature Article (Online)

Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Republican vs. Democrat TV: Lefties Want Comedy, Right-Wingers Like Work

Cio.com, RIM CEO on What Went Wrong and the Future of BlackBerry

Honorable Mentions:

  • BYTE, How the SF Giants Perfected BYOD and Their Game
  • Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Tag, You're It: A Chain of Tastemakers Share their Favorite Holiday Shopping Spots, Travel + Leisure, Plight of the Polar Bears

Column (Online)

Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Designer Registry Trade Secrets
BYTE, Why I Don't Have a Facebook Page

Honorable Mentions:

  • Cio.com, Apple in China: Should We Applaud Instead of Condemn?
  • Entertainment Weekly Magazine, The Spoiler Room
  • Forbes, Lewis D’Vorkin’s “The Copy Box” column

Repackaging of Archived Content (Online)

Coastal Living, View of the Day

American Hometown Media, Just A Pinch Media

Honorable Mention:

  • BYTE, System Description: The Apple-II
  • Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs Online Archive
  • Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Your Favorite Elle Decor Rooms of 2011

Single Article (Online)

Time, Inc., Fortune: Fast and Furious

Advanced Trading, What Went Wrong with J.P. Morgan's $2 Billion Hedge?

Honorable Mentions:

  • InsuranceNewsNet Magazine , American Injustice
  • Travel + Leisure, Plight of the Polar Bears
  • Sports Illustrated, Lin Opens Up About Leaving Knicks: 'Honestly, I Preferred New York

Slideshow (Online)

Harper's Bazaar, The Girl Behind the Brand

Network Computing, A Brief Introduction To OpenFlow

Honorable Mention:

  • ELLE Decor, Bloggers Choose the Up-and-Comers

Special Section/Microsite (Online)

Advanced Trading, Take a Tour of Bloomberg Tradebook's Trading Floor in Manhattan
Fairchild Fashion Media, CFDA-Dedicated Page

Honorable Mentions:

  • Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Delish.com
  • Entertainment Weekly Magazine, viEWer
  • People.com , Real Beauty at Every Age
  • UBM Electronics, UBM Electronics' Drive for Innovation

Use of Social Media (Online)

InStyle, InStyle.com

Honorable Mentions:
  • Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Color of the Year Social Campaign
  • SELF Magazine, Drop10 Together
  • Sports Illustrated, Fans Choose the Cover of Sports Illustrated

Video Program (Online)

Entertainment Weekly Magazine, EW at 2012 Comic-Con

Cygnus Business Media, Mass Transit TV Network

Honorable Mentions:

  • Foreign Affairs, Foreign Affairs Focus
  • Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Fashion Mission - Marie Claire
  • REDBOOK, Truth About Trying
  • UBM LLC, Enterprise Efficiency's Video Symposium

Website Design (Online)

PEOPLE.com, Red Carpet Spotlight, Caught In The Act, and Real Beauties

Reed Business Information, XpertHR

Honorable Mentions:

  • American Hometown Media, Just A Pinch Recipes
  • UBM LLC, The Oncology Nurse Community

Website Redesign (Online)

Hearst Magazines Digital Media, ELLE.com

UBM Electronics, edn.com

Honorable Mentions:

  • Food & Wine, Foodandwine.com 
  • IEEE, The Institute Online
  • Parents, Parents.com

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