The National Magazine Awards honor print and online magazines for superior execution of stated editorial objectives, innovative editorial techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise, and imagination and vigor in layout and design. Known as the "Ellie," this important award represents magazine journalism's highest honor and is considered the "Oscar of the publishing industry."
2016 General Excellence Finalist (Literature, Science, and Politics)
2010 General Excellence Finalist (circulation under 100,000)
2009 General Excellence Finalist (circulation under 100,000)
2008 General Excellence Finalist (circulation under 100,000)
2008 Photojournalism Finalist
Aperture was nominated for "Mikhael Subotzky: Inside South Africa's Prisons" by Michael Godby, photographs by Mikhael Subotzky; Fall 2007 issue.
2007 Photojournalism Finalist
Aperture was nominated for "Silhouettes: Muslim Women of the Middle East and Afghanistan" by Caroline Mangez, photographs by Alexandra Boulet; Winter 2006 issue.
2006 General Excellence Finalist (circulation under 100,000)
2006 Photo Portfolio/Photo-Essay Finalist
Aperture was nominated for "A Procession of Them: The Plight of the Mentally Disabled" by Eugene Richards, Spring 2005 issue; Yolanda Cuomo, art director.
2005 Photo Portfolio/Photo-Essay Finalist
Aperture was a finalist for "Loretta Lux's Changelings" by Diana C. Stoll, Spring 2004 issue.
2004 General Excellence Winner (circulation under 100,000)
D&AO Professional Awards 2015 Award: Graphite Pencil l Magazine & Newspaper Design l Entire Magazine, Agency: A215W1HK
The Lucie Foundation presents the Lucie Awards to honor the greatest achievements in photography. Each year, the Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories and awards are given to individuals and organizations who are an integral part of crafting an image.
2013 Photography Magazine of the Year
2010 Photography Magazine of the Year
2007 Photography Magazine of the Year
2005 Gold Award Winner for Association/Non-Profit/Institutional/Custom (circulation less than six times a year)