Winner

Popular Science

Joe Brown, Editor in Chief
“The Tiny Issue”
Fall
With characteristic insight and skill, Popular Science went big on tiny, exploring the small and overlooked—things that make modern life possible, from airplane interiors to dung beetles.
Popular Science is motivated by a clear sense of curiosity about the world, a desire to see familiar objects in a new and open way. Clever, beautiful and fun, “The Tiny Issue” wins Popular Science its third National Magazine Award.

Allure

Michelle Lee, Editor in Chief
“The Culture of Hair”
March
In a seamless combination of service journalism and cultural commentary, Allure approached hair from personal, cultural, and historical angles, saying something fresh about female identity in the process.

New York

Adam Moss, Editor in Chief
Women and Power
October 14 at thecut.com and October 15-28 in print
This precisely curated issue of New York combined insightful interviews with luminous portraits to explore women’s multifaceted experiences with power—the lack of it, the getting of it and the keeping of it.

Sonoma

Catherine Barnett, Editor in Chief
“The Fire Issue”
January/February
Offering a glimpse of the unimaginable, this authoritative issue on the California wildfires is an enduring record of how a community survives the unendurable.

T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Hanya Yanagihara, Editor in Chief
“New York City: 1981-1983”
April 22
T’s powerhouse issue on the “36 months that changed the culture” captivated readers by showing the outsized influence the years 1981 to 1983 have had on today’s art, music, style and food.