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:

Bon Appétit, The California Sunday Magazine/Pop-Up Magazine, Howler, National Geographic, New York Magazine/Media, The New York Times for Kids, and The New York Times Magazine.

The Print Medal Finalists include:

AFAR, Airbnb Magazine, Aire, Anxy Magazine, Art as Witness: Political Graphics 2016-18 Exhibition Catalog, The Atlantic, Audubon, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bon Appétit, The California Sunday Magazine, Chicago, Columbia Journalism Review, Cooking Light, Consumer Reports, The Cut, Earnshaw’s, Endless Vacation, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Fast Company, Food & Wine, Footwear Plus, Garden & Gun, Gather Journal, Glamour, Golf Digest, GQ, GQ Style, Howler, Jewish in Seattle, Marie Claire, METROPOLIS, MIT Technology Review, Modern Counsel, Mundo Estranho, MyTheresa, National Geographic, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times for Kids, The New York Times Magazine, Parents, People Magazine, Port Magazine, Psychology Today, The Rev Journal, Rolling Stone, Rvm Magazine, Scientific American, SEPP, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Tec Review, Texas Monthly, UCLA Magazine, University of La Verne Voice, Vanity Fair, Volkskrant Magazine, Washingtonian, Wealthsimple Magazine, WIRED, WIRED Italia, and WSJ. Magazine

The Digital Medal Finalists include:

AARP The Magazine, Bon Appétit, BuzzFeed News, The Cut, ESPN The Magazine, GQ, GQ Style, Guardian US, Harvard Business Review, HuffPost Highline, InStyle, The Lily, On Being, Mother Jones, National Geographic, NEO.LIFE, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Refinery29, Thrillist, Topic, The Undefeated, Vulture, and The Washington Post

From these Medal Finalists, the Gold Medal and Silver Medal winners will be announced at the 54th 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 2019. Join or renew your membership now to be notified when voting opens! 

To see who served on the SPD 54 Jury, click here. Official notifications will be emailed to all Medal Finalists and Merit Winners shortly.

Save the date for the 54th Annual SPD Awards Gala on Friday, May 3, 2019 in New York City!


Download the Medal Finalists Press Release Here!