Wired magazine was the only business-related title to win a National Magazine Award on Thursday, coming away with three — for general excellence, for magazine section and for design.
For general excellence, the judges stated, “In its 16th year, Wired continues to evolve as the most innovative and sophisticated guide to how technology is changing the world. Ranging across business, entertainment, science and culture, its mix is surprising and intuitive, articulated with graphic attitude and old-fashioned reporting.Â Wired is sometimes hilarious, often ironic, relentlessly smart and always engaging.Â Wired has been nominated 21 times and has taken home nine Ellies overall; five for General Excellence.”
For magazine section, the judges stated, “Everything about Wired’s ‘Start’ section feels modern: sleek, space-age type, innovative graphics, clear, punchy writing and ahead-of-the-curve articles about technology today.Â Readers will find that no subject is off-limits in this highly browseable, information-packed department.Â This is Wiredâ€™s first Ellie for Magazine Section.”
For design, the judges stated, “After 15 years, Wired has not rested on its laurels.Â It broke new ground at its inception but now makes smarter use of its elements: its grid structure, its palette, its innovative information graphics and typography.Â Every image is compelling and never repetitive.Â Wired is the winner of this category for the second consecutive year.”
Read about all of the winners here.Â