National Geographic ‘Gender Revolution’ Cover Wins ASME Reader’s Choice Award

Some good news to report for transkind.

Since 2006, the American Society of Magazine Editors holds an annual Best Cover contest to determine the best magazine covers of the previous year.

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The Cover of the Year was the New Yorker magazine’s ‘Blowhard’ cover, depicting a Trump-like figure powering a sailboat by blowing into a Klansman’s hood.
The New Yorker had an exceptionally good year, placing four covers in the contest’s Top 10.
The 12th annual ASME Best Cover contest was contested in ten categories, and in this year’s edition of it 128 magazines took part, submitting 261 covers for the ten contested categories.  Online voting via Facebook started on January 2 and lasted four weeks as more than 100 editors, art directors and photo directors judged the contest.

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In the Best News and Politics cover category the January 2017 National Geographic cover for the ‘Gender Revolution’ issue featuring our trans kid Avery as the cover girl won the category.

But unfortunately the Nat Geo cover was edged out for the People’s Choice Award for cover of the year, losing out to the Entertainment Weekly ‘Let’s Hear It For The Red White And Ru (yuck)  cover.

Congrats to Avery and National Geographic for the win in its category.

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