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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 Award Are Chosen

All ASME Best Cover Contest entries are posted on Facebook for four weeks, from Wednesday, January 2, to Thursday, January 31. The cover receiving the most likes in each of the ten categories receives a certificate of recognition as the Readers' Choice category winner. The five most liked covers overall also receive certificates of recognition. The cover receiving the most likes overall receives the ASME Readers' Choice Award.