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How the Winners of the ASME Best Cover Awards Are Chosen

ASME judging groups composed of leading editors, art directors and photo editors choose five finalists, including a winner, in each of 10 categories. The ASME Board of Directors chooses the ASME Cover of the Year from the 10 category winners.

How the Winners of the ASME Readers’ Choice Awards Are Chosen

All ASME Best Cover Contest entries are posted on Facebook for four weeks. Entries are organized by category. The cover receiving the most likes in each category is deemed the category winner. The cover receiving the most overall likes is deemed the ASME Most Liked Cover. In 2017, covers will be posted from Tuesday, January 3, to Tuesday, January 31.

Who Wins What

The finalists in each category receive ASME Best Cover Contest certificates of recognition. The 10 category winners chosen by the ASME judging groups, along with the Cover of the Year, receive ASME Best Cover Awards. The 10 category winners chosen by readers, along with the Most Liked Cover, receive ASME Readers’ Choice Awards.