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Five finalists, including a winner, are honored in each of 10 categories in the ASME Best Cover Contest. ASME Readers' Choice Award winners are chosen in the same 10 caetgories.

The categories are:

  • Best News and Politics
  • Best Entertainment and Celebrity
  • Best Business and Technology
  • Best Service and Lifestyle
  • Best Sports and Fitness
  • Best Fashion and Beauty
  • Best Travel and Adventure
  • Most Delicious
  • Brainiest
  • Most Controversial

Category names are intended to describe cover subjects, not magazine genres. Magazines may enter covers in any category, subject to the approval of the administrators of the awards.


Email asme@magazine.org or call 212.872.3737 for more information about the categories.