New York Mag Leads Pack With 9 National Magazine Award Nominations

The New York Times Magazine received seven nominations. GW and The New Yorker got six and five, respectively.

The American Society of Magazine Editors announced on Thursday the nominees for the 2016 National Magazine Awards -- the magazine industry’s highest honors. ASME released the nominations on Twitter.

New York magazine had the strongest showing, with nine nominations. The New York Times Magazine came in second with seven nominations. GQ got six and The New Yorker, five.

The Huffington Post received two nominations. Vice and BuzzFeed were also nominated.

The winners of the awards will be announced on Feb. 1 in New York City.

See the complete list of nominees:

General Excellence, News, Sports and Entertainment
Honors publications covering politics, business and technology as well as pop culture and leisure interests

Esquire; Fast Company; GQ; New York; The New York Times Magazine; The New Yorker; Newsweek

Service and Lifestyle

Honors publications covering health and fitness as well as fashion, design, food and travel

Bon Appétit; Golf Digest; Harper’s Bazaar; Lucky Peach; Parents; Seventeen; T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Special Interest
Honors publications serving highly defined reader communities, including city and regional magazines

Backpacker; Car and Driver; The Hollywood Reporter; Modern Farmer; San Francisco; Smithsonian; Tablet Magazine

Literature, Science and Politics
Honors smaller-circulation general-interest magazines as well as publications covering the arts

Aperture; Foreign Affairs; Nautilus; The Oxford American; Poetry; Virginia Quarterly Review

Honors overall excellence in print magazine design

Bon Appétit; GQ; New York; The Pitchfork Review; Wired

Honors overall excellence in print magazine photography

The California Sunday Magazine; National Geographic; New York; Vanity Fair; WSJ.

Single-Topic Issue
Honors print magazines that have devoted a single issue to the comprehensive examination of one subject

  • Bloomberg Businessweek for “Code: An Essay,” June 15-28
  • National Geographic for “The Climate Issue,” November
  • The New York Times Magazine for “Walking New York,” April 26
  • San Francisco for “The Chinese-American City,” April
  • Vice for “The Prison Issue,” October

Honors magazine websites and online-only magazines

Audubon; Bloomberg Businessweek; New York; Refinery29; Vogue

Honors digital storytelling and the integration of magazine media

Honors the outstanding use of video by magazine media

Public Interest
Honors magazine journalism that illuminates issues of national importance

Personal Service
Honors magazine journalism that serves readers’ needs and aspirations

  • Cooking Light for “The Healthy Cook’s Guide to Fat,” by Sidney Fry, MS, RD, and Robin Bashinsky, November
  • Cosmopolitan for “Surf the New Wave: Cosmo’s Guide to the Modern Period,” by Laura Bell and Anna Maltby, November
  • FamilyFun for “The Happy Family Playbook,” by Jennifer King Lindley, May
  • Popular Mechanics for “How to Buy a Car,” July/August
  • Wired for “All Work and All Play,” by Rashida Jones, July

Leisure Interests
Honors magazine journalism that provides practical information about recreational activities and special interests

  • Bon Appétit for “Cook Like a Pro,” April
  • Eater for “The Eater Guide to Surviving Disney World,” August 26 at
  • GQ for “What’s Blowing Up,” April
  • Los Angeles for “Taco City,” July, and “Taco Week,” July 20, by Lesley Bargar Suter With Bill Esparza at
  • Sunset for “Welcome to Camp Sunset,” May

Magazine Section
Honors the editorial direction of print or digital departments or sections

  • Backpacker for “The Play List”
  • Bon Appétit for “BA Kitchen”
  • GQ for “Manual”
  • New York for “The Culture Pages”
  • Popular Mechanics for “How Your World Works”

Honors reporting excellence as exemplified by one article or a series of articles

Feature Writing
Honors original, stylish storytelling

Feature Photography
Honors the use of original photography in a feature story, photo-essay or photo portfolio

Essays and Criticism
Honors interpretative and critical journalism

Columns and Commentary
Honors political and social commentary; news analysis; and reviews and criticism

Honors fiction originally published in magazines

Magazine of the Year
Honors magazines for print and digital editorial excellence and for the success of branded content and services, including conferences and events

The Atlantic; The Hollywood Reporter; National Geographic; New York; The New Yorker

Gabriel Arana is senior media editor at The Huffington Post.