The Society of Publication Designers is excited to announce the Medal Finalists of the world's best editorial design competition.

The finalists for our prestigious Magazine of the Year and Brand of the Year awards include:

The California Sunday Magazine, Garden & Gun, Gather Journal, Harvard Business Review, New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Refinery29, and WIRED

The Print Medal Finalists include:

5280 Magazine, Accent, AFAR, American Builders Quarterly, APICS, ARCHITECT, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bon Appétit, The California Sunday Magazine, CHAOS, COMMOTION, Cooking Light, Condé Nast Traveler, Departures, Dwell Magazine, Earnshaw's, Eight by Eight, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Eye Magazine, The FADER, Fast Company, FEED. Jerónimo Martins World's Magazine, Footwear Plus, Gather Journal, Genome, Golf Digest, GQ, GQ Style, The Hollywood Reporter, Idea Book, In Touch Magazine, The JW Marriott Magazine, Men's Health, Middlebury Magazine, MIT Technology Review, Mother Jones, National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Nature Conservancy Magazine, New York Magazine, New York Weddings, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Outside Magazine, Pacific Standard, Parents, Profile, Rhapsody Magazine, The Ritz-Carlton Magazine, Rvm Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Stanford Medicine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Tec Review, Texas Monthly, Vanity Fair, Washingtonian, WIRED, WIRED Italia, and WSJ. Magazine

The Digital Medal Finalists include:

AARP The Magazine, BET, Billboard, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bon Appétit, Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, The Cut, Endpoints, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN, FIveThirtyEight, GQ, GQ Style, Gun Law Navigator, Healthyish, The Hollywood Reporter, Huffpost Highline, InStyle, The Intercept, Mic, Mother Jones, National Geographic, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Northeastern News, PGA Tour, The Players' Tribune, Refinery29, Superinteressante, Taste, TIME, Topic, and VICE News

From these Medal Finalists, the Gold Medal and Silver Medal winners will be announced at the 53rd Annual SPD Awards Gala. The Gold Medal for the Members' Choice Award, which is the only award chosen by the members of the Society, and the Gold Medals for our Best of Genre categories will also be presented.

The Members' Choice Award will be voted online by SPD members in April 2018. Join or renew your membership now to be notified when voting opens! 

In addition to the finalists listed above, approximately 450 Merit Winners were selected by the SPD 53 Jury. To see who served on the SPD 53 Jury, click here. Official notifications will be emailed to all Medal Finalists and Merit Winners shortly.

Save the date for the 53rd Annual SPD Awards Gala on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City!


Download the Medal Finalists Press Release Here!