National Magazine Awards

WINNERS OF THE 2003 ELLIES

Master List Including All Finalists

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The American Society of Magazine Editors' National Magazine Award winners were announced at a ceremony in the Waldorf-Astoria this afternoon.

A total of 97 finalists had been named in 20 categories. These are the winners of this year's "Ellies," the award named after the Alexander Calder sculpture "Elephant":

GENERAL EXCELLENCE:
This category recognizes overall excellence in magazines. It honors the effectiveness with which writing, reporting,


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editing and design all come together to command readers' attention and fulfill the magazine's unique editorial mission.

Under 100,000 circulation:
The American Scholar
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Foreign Policy Winner
JD Jungle
STEP inside design

Circulation of 100,000 to 250,000:
Architectural Record Winner
Harper's Magazine
Mother Jones
Nylon
Preservation

Circulation of 250,000 to 500,000:
National Geographic Adventure
Saveur
Skiing
Texas Monthly Winner
W Magazine

Circulation of 500,000 to 1,000,000:
The Atlantic Monthly Winner
Conde Nast Traveler
Esquire
House & Garden
The New Yorker

Circulation of 1,000,000 to 2,000,000:
Discover
Entertainment Weekly
ESPN The Magazine Winner
Fortune
Real Simple
Vanity Fair

Circulation over 2,000,000:
National Geographic
Newsweek
O, The Oprah Magazine
Parenting Winner
Sports Illustrated

PERSONAL SERVICE:
This category recognizes excellence in service journalism. The advice or instruction presented should help readers improve the quality of their personal lives.
BusinessWeek
Money
My Generation
Newsweek
Outside Winner

LEISURE INTERESTS:
This category recognizes excellent service journalism about leisure-time pursuits. The advice or instruction presented should help readers enjoy hobbies or other recreational interests.
Esquire
National Geographic Adventure Winner
Sports Illustrated
Time Out New York
Vogue

REPORTING:
This category recognizes excellence in reporting. It honors the enterprise, exclusive reporting and intelligent analysis that a magazine exhibits in covering a story of contemporary interest and significance.
The Atlantic Monthly
Newsweek
The New Yorker Winner | "In The Party of God," Jeffrey Goldberg
Sports Illustrated

PUBLIC INTEREST:
This category recognizes journalism that has the potential to affect national or local policy or lawmaking. It honors investigative reporting or groundbreaking analysis that sheds new light on an issue of public importance.
The Atlantic Monthly Winner
Golf For Women
Harper's Magazine
National Review
Newsweek
Texas Monthly

FEATURE WRITING:
This category recognizes excellence in feature writing. Whether the story is reported narrative or personal reflection, the award honors the stylishness and originality with which the author treats his or her subject.
GQ
Harper's Magazine Winner
Men's Journal
The New Yorker
Outside

COLUMNS and COMMENTARY:
This category recognizes excellence in short-form political, social, economic or humorous commentary. The award honors the eloquence, force of argument and succinctness with which the writer presents his or her views.
Fortune
The Nation Winner
New York
The New Yorker
Vanity Fair

ESSAYS:
This category recognizes excellence in essay writing. It honors the eloquence, perspective fresh thinking and unique voice that an author brings to bear on an issue of social or political significance.
The American Scholar Winner
The Atlantic Monthly
The New Yorker
Self
Vanity Fair

REVIEWS and CRITICISM:
This category recognizes excellence in criticism of art, books, movies, television, theater, music, dance, dining, fashion, products and the like. It honors the knowledge, persuasiveness and original voice that the critic brings to his or her reviews.
The Atlantic Monthly (two nominations)
Harper's Magazine
The New Yorker
Vanity Fair Winner

PROFILE WRITING:
This category recognizes excellence in profile writing. It honors the vividness and perceptiveness with which the writer brings his or her subject to life.
The Atlantic Monthly
GQ
Harper's Magazine
Outside
Sports Illustrated Winner

SINGLE-TOPIC ISSUE:
This category recognizes magazines that have devoted an issue to an in-depth examination of one topic. It honors the ambition, comprehensiveness and imagination with which a magazine treats its subject.
GQ
Popular Science
Scientific American Winner
Technology Review
Texas Monthly

DESIGN:
This category recognizes excellence in magazine design. It honors the effectiveness of overall design, artwork, graphics and typography in enhancing a magazine's unique mission and personality.
Details Winner
Dwell
Esquire
Nest
Surface

PHOTOGRAPHY:
This category recognizes excellence in magazine photography. It honors the effectiveness of photography, photojournalism and photo illustration in enhancing a magazine's unique mission and personality.
Conde Nast Traveler Winner
Elegant Bride
GQ
National Geographic
Vanity Fair

FICTION:
This category recognizes excellence in magazine fiction writing. It honors the quality of a publication's literary selections.
Book
The Georgia Review (two nominations)
The New Yorker Winner | Two nominations: Group of three stories from Don DeLillo, A.S. Byatt and E. L. Doctorow took prize.

GENERAL EXCELLENCE ONLINE:
This category recognizes outstanding magazine Internet sites. It honors the use of Web technology and design to display and build on the core strengths of a site's print counterpart, if any, or to create an entirely original "magazine environment" on the Web.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
CNET News.com
National Geographic Online
Slate Winner
Style.com

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