Contact: John Bianchi 212/979-3026 jbianchi@xxxxxxxxxxx AUDUBON MAGAZINE 2002 NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARD FINALIST ASME Names Audubon Magazine Finalist in Design Category New York, NY, April 2, 2002 - Audubon magazine, the flagship publication of the National Audubon Society, has been named a finalist for the 2002 National Magazine Awards. This recognition ranks as the industry's highest honor. The magazine was chosen in the design category, which recognizes excellence in magazine design, and honors the effectiveness of overall design, artwork, graphics and typography in enhancing a magazine's unique mission and personality. This marks the 18th time that Audubon magazine has been a National Magazine Award finalist; the magazine has been a winner four times. This is its first nomination in Design. "Being chosen as a finalist in the design category is especially gratifying," said Audubon Editor-in-Chief David Seideman. "It's a real honor for Audubon magazine to be recognized for the efforts of Design Director Kevin Fisher and his excellent team, Photo Editor Kim Hubbard and Associate Art Director Isabel De Sousa. Kevin's team is committed to keeping Audubon a leader in magazine design and photography. Their hard work has paid dividends; not only have we received this nomination, Audubon magazine also received 19 photo awards in the last month." The magazine was chosen for the design work on three issues from last year: January/February, March/April, and November/December. The other finalists in the design category include Details, Esquire, Nest, Surface, and Time. The National Magazine Awards are presented by ASME, the American Society of Magazine Editors, and administered by the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University. The Awards ceremony will take place on May 1, 2002. There will be 19 winners in 15 categories. Called "the most beautiful magazine in the world," by The New York Times, Audubon is currently celebrating its 103rd year of publication, during which the magazine has set the mark for nature writing, conservation reporting, design and photography. # # # You are subscribed to Audubon-News. To unsubscribe, send email to audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, http://www.freelists.org/list/audubon-news.