National Geographic Magazine, won the award for Best Photography and Best iPad edition at the National Magazine Awards 2015 held in New York last week. In India, National Geographic Magazine is published by Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd. under the license of National Geographic Society. Over the years National Geographic has won 25 National Magazine Awards. Last year, the magazine was honoured for best tablet edition and best multimedia feature.
The 2015 National Magazine Award honoured issues of the magazine from 2014 that featured stories on native defenders of the Amazon, zombie parasites, and the joy of food. The tablet award went to editions of the magazine that featured stories on new brain science and the challenge of feeding a growing world, among other subjects.
“The power of visual journalism surpasses the power of language and even literacy,” said Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic, after winning the awards. “Our photographs capture readers’ hearts, raise awareness of urgent issues, and take them on magical journeys.”
“We are delighted that a magazine founded in 1888 is excelling on all platforms,” Goldberg said. “Our goal is to give readers and viewers a National Geographic experience in moments, not months. We greatly appreciate this recognition.”
The National Magazine Awards were launched in 1966 and the award for digital journalism was introduced in 1997.This year saw 1,548 entries from 263 publications in 24 categories. Sixty-six of those publications received nominations. The awards were judged by 340 magazine-media leaders, including editors, writers, art directors and photography editors as well as journalism educators.
The annual National Magazine Awards are considered the premier awards for magazine journalism and are administered by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The awards show why magazines are trusted by readers, why they rely on magazine media for information and entertainment.