The Blog sends its shout-outs of congrats to the winners and finalists in the 2007 National Magazine Awards, doled out by the American Society of Magazine Editors in New York on Tuesday.
New York Magazine led the pack with seven nominations and a very impressive five awards in 19 categories. Esquire tied New York with seven nods, but picked up just one win. National Geographic and Vanity Fair each had two wins.
In the General Excellence categories, The Blog especially notes that Hyde Park, Ill.’s Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (you know them better for their Nuclear Clock) brought home the top honor for circ under 100,000, besting its better-known finalists I.D., Metropolis, Print and The Virginian Quarterly Review.
The other General Excellence circ categories, with winners in bold:
- 100K-250K: Foreign Policy, Mother Jones, Philadelphia Magazine, Salt Water Sportsman, Seed.
- 250K-500K: New York Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, Cookie Magazine, Texas Monthly.
- 500K-1 million: Wired, Conde Nast Traveler, The Economist, Esquire, Gourmet, GQ.
- 1-2 million: Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Field & Stream, More Magazine, The New Yorker.
- 2 million+: National Geographic, Glamour, Martha Stewart Living:, O, The Oprah Magazine, Time.
In the Design category, honoring “the effectiveness of overall design, artwork, graphics and typography in enhancing a magazine’s unique mission and personality,” New York Magazine (Luke Hayman, design director) was the big winner. Finalists: The Believer (Andrew Leland, managing editor), Gourmet (Richard Ferretti, creative director; Erika Oliveira, art director), GQ (Fred Woodward, design director), Outside (Hannah McCaughey, creative director) and Seed (Adam Billyeald, deputy art director).
No surprise, but the big Photography winner was National Geographic. Finalists were Country Home, Gourmet, Martha Stewart Living and W.
The Blog also wishes to note that Esquire’s Best Bars in America, from its June 2006 issue, was a finalist in Leisure Interests, a category we know all too well. Among the notable watering holes Esquire gave props to last summer, and their potential SND relationship:
- No. 9 Park, Boston: Which reminds us — don’t forget to start making your plans for SND Boston in October. The Blog got its round-trip airfare, non-stop, on Air Tran for just $114 last week. Though the fares vary based on city and travel date, good deals are to be had. So get planning, and we’ll see you at No. 9 Park, among many stops we’re sure will be made in Beantown after hours!
- Nye’s Polonaise Room, Minneapolis: Already in Minny for Saturday’s big Quick Course? Make site chair Leslie Plesser take you to Nye’s!
- The Double Down Saloon, Las Vegas: Famous for its Ass Juice. The Blog will test it out Memorial Day weekend and report back, but we’re sure this might be a destination spot at the 2008 SND Workshop!
- Petrossian Bar, Las Vegas: In the lobby of The Bellagio. Even though The Blog is slummin’ it at The Rio later this month, Petrossian remains a must-stop on The Strip. You’ll see why in ’08.
- Cruise Room, Denver: At the Oxford Hotel on 17th Street in Denver’s hip downtown entertainment district. Make your plans now to hit this one in just 3 1/2 short years at SND Denver in 2010!
- The Matchbox, Chicago: One of The Blog’s best-ever screwdrivers was here. Visiting the Windy One? Drop a line and we’ll prove it to you.