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Who Can Enter the ASME Best Cover Contest

The contest is open to all consumer and business magazines edited and published in the United States. Magazine special-interest and newsstand-only publications may also be entered in the contest. ASME reserves the right to determine if a publication qualifies for entry.

Contest Rules

  • Magazine covers must be dated between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016 (covers dated December 2016/January 2017 are eligible; covers dated December 2015/January 2016 are not)
  • Editors can enter as many covers in as many categories as they want but cannot enter the same cover in more than one category
  • An entry consists of one cover published in print or on a tablet
  • Each entry must include a statement explaining why the cover merits recognition and identifying the designer and illustrator or photographer (statements are strictly limited to 100 words)
  • The entry fee is $95 per entry for ASME members and $195 for nonmembers
    • ASME members pay lower fees to participate in the Best Cover Contest and other ASME-sponsored programs, including the Ellie Awards. Editors who join ASME before December 1, 2016, are entitled to pay ASME-member entry fees for the 2017 ASME Best Cover Contest. To download an application form, go to magazine.org/asmemembership. For more information about ASME programs and member benefits, email asme@magazine.org
  • The deadline for entry is December 1, 2016. Email asme@magazine.org to arrange submission of covers published after December 1, 2016. The administrators of the awards may at their own discretion extend the deadline for entry in any category.