New York, N.Y. — Bonnier Corp. has been nominated for four coveted National Magazine Awards. Saveur garnered three nominations, while Field & Stream picked up one. The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) today announced the 2013 finalists for what is considered the magazine industry’s highest honor.
Saveur was named in the General Excellence category for Lifestyle Magazines. This marks the second time in three years (and ninth time overall) that the magazine has been nominated in the highly competitive General Excellence category, widely regarded as the industry’s top prize.
Saveur is also nominated in the Single-Topic Issue category for its August/September The Mexico Issue, and in the Video category for its Master Class Video Series, including “How to Make Salsa Verde with Avocado,” “Martin Yan Makes Scallion Pancakes” and “How to Make the Perfect Tempura.”
“It’s such a great honor to have received these three nominations — a testament to the excellence and passion that the Saveur editorial staff brings to the table every day,” said Saveur Editor-in-Chief James Oseland. “It’s especially moving that our Mexico issue received a nod. At a time when a lot of other companies would have been uncomfortable dedicating so much real estate to a single place, Bonnier courageously stood behind us.”
These three nominations come after Saveur’s win last year in the Leisure Interests category for the feature “Italian America” from its December issue. With five National Magazine Awards to its name, the magazine has now received 23 ASME nominations.
Field & Stream is nominated in the Multimedia category for “The Best Days of the Rut 2012” from its November print issue and “The F&S Rut Reporters” at fieldandstream.com and for the iPhone.
“The Rut Reporters takes an idea that is core to our brand and executes it across platforms in a way that not only serves our audience but also creates new types of content,” said Anthony Licata, editorial director of Bonnier’s Men’s Group. “This approach has been popular with readers and advertisers, and it’s gratifying to get this prestigious recognition from our peers. It takes a total team effort, and the entire Field & Stream staff and the Bonnier Web development team share in this honor.”
Field & Stream is looking to win its second “Ellie” in five years. It won in the General Excellence category in 2009.
Finalists are chosen by a screening panel of editorial colleagues. Winners will be announced in New York on May 2.
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