January 7, 2016

The American Society of Magazine Editors announced on Tuesday the 50 finalists for ASME’s Best Cover Contest, now celebrating its 10th year. You can vote here until January 26. Winners will be announced February 2, according to a press release:

Among the finalists are some of the most talked-about covers of 2015, including Vanity Fair’s Caitlyn Jenner, New York’s “Cosby: The Women” and GQ’s Amy Schumer as Princess Leia. Other notable finalists include ESPN The Magazine’s Body issue; Glamour’s 25th-anniversary Women of the Year issue with Reese Witherspoon on the cover; and Sport Illustrated’s “Sportsperson of the Year: Serena Williams” issue. Williams is the only person to appear on two of the top 50 covers: She also appears on the cover of the August 10-23 New York, nominated in the Best Fashion and Beauty Covers category.

Here’s a look at a few of the finalists:

TIME, “America, 1968 2015,” May 11, news and politics category:

Time (1)
Vanity Fair, “Call Me Caitlyn,” July, entertainment category:

Vanity Fair

Sports Illustrated, “Sportsperson of the Year: Serena Williams,” December 21, sports and fitness category:

Bloomberg Businessweek, “If You Can’t Read That, You’d Better Read This,” June 15-June 28, brainiest covers category:

Bloomberg Businessweek

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