National Geographic Partners earned nine nominations for the 2020 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media, including recognition for its social media, design, video, photography, digital innovation, along with a General Excellence nomination for National Geographic Traveler.
The awards, called the Ellies for the elephant-shaped statue given to winners, are administered by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
National Geographic Partners was nominated for Ellie Awards in the following categories:
- Single-Topic Issue: “A World on the Move”
- Digital innovation: “The Atlas of Moons”
- Social Media: “Wildlife Tourism”
- Feature Design: “Countdown to a New Era in Space”
- Feature Design: “Vanishing”
- Feature Photography: “The Immortal Corpse,” photographs by Lynn Johnson
- Video: “She Donated Her Body to Science, and Now She’ll Live Forever,” by Lynn Johnson
- Photography: National Geographic (photographs from the September, April and June issues)
- General Excellence, Service and Lifestyle: National Geographic Traveler
Vic Spitzer, director of the Center for Human Simulation at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, holds Potter’s frozen corpse. She donated her body to be a “visible human.”
Photograph by Lynn Johnson
This year, 245 media organizations submitted entries for the Ellie Awards. There were 590 print, 531 digital and 133 multiplatform entries. The finalists were chosen by a panel of editors, art directors, photo editors and educators.
National Geographic Magazine received the third most overall nominations. The New York Times Magazine led the nominations with 10, followed by New York magazine with nine nominations and National Geographic Magazine with eight.
It’s incredibly gratifying for everyone at National Geographic to receive this kind of recognition from our peers. It’s especially noteworthy that our nominations span the breadth of what we do to reach our international audiences where they are: Print, digital storytelling, video and social media. I could not be more proud of our team.
Susan Goldberg, Editorial Director of National Geographic Partners and Editor in Chief of National Geographic magazine
Ellie Award winners will be announced on March 12 in New York.