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The ASME Awards for Photography and Illustration honor magazines and websites for visual excellence. Established in 2020, the awards are sponsored and administered by the American Society of Magazine Editors. Finalists receive certificates of recognition. Winners receive specially designed awards displaying the winning content. Finalists and winners will be honored at the annual presentation of the National Magazine Awards on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Brooklyn Steel, in Williamsburg, New York.
Magazines and websites edited and published in the United States are eligible to enter the ASME Awards for Photography and Illustration. Other creators and publishers of magazine-like content, including newspapers and newsletters, are also eligible. Marketing and promotional magazines and websites are not eligible.
Any print or digital content published in 2021 by an eligible media organization may be entered. Entries may include photographs and illustrations used in special-interest and newsstand-only publications. No photograph or illustration may be entered without the approval of the publication in which it appeared. The administrators of the ASME Awards for Photography and Illustration reserve the right to determine if a publication qualifies for entry.
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Photography entries may have been published in print or online and may include print spreads. Stories and portfolios may include work published both in print and online.
Rules and Eligibility
How the Finalists and Winners Are Chosen Finalists and winners are chosen by panels of judges selected by the administrators of the awards. Judges include the chief editors, art directors and photography editors of leading magazines and websites. Most are members of ASME. A list of the judges is published when the winners of the awards are announced. The results are subject to the approval of the ASME Board of Directors. Awards may be withheld in any category in which the entries fall below the standard of excellence set by the ASME Board of Directors or in which the number of entries is deemed insufficient by the administrators of the awards.
How to Submit an Entry All entries must be submitted online at asmeawards.org. Images must be formatted as high-resolution JPEGs. PDFs of or links to the image in context must also be submitted. Screenshots or video files may be substituted for content that is no longer available online. Entrants are advised to visit the website before preparing submissions.
Entries received after the deadline may be accepted at the discretion of the administrators of the awards but will be subject to a $95 late fee. Entries consisting of content published after the deadline will be accepted without penalty until Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
Entry fee for ASME members: $95 per entry. Entry fee for nonmembers: $195 per entry