Caitlyn Jenner's 'Vanity Fair' Debut Named Best Cover of the Year by ASME

Rihanna's tribute to "Jaws" and Amy Schumer's sexy nod to "Star Wars" were also honored by the American Society of Magazine Editors.
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Rihanna's tribute to "Jaws" and Amy Schumer's sexy nod to "Star Wars" were also honored by the American Society of Magazine Editors.
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In news that should surprise no one, Caitlyn Jenner's July 2015 Vanity Fair cover, on which she introduced herself to the world post-transition, was voted the best cover of the year by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), which announced the winners of its annual Best Covers Contest live at the American Magazine Media Conference in New York City on Tuesday.

In addition to winning best cover overall, ASME also voted the "Call Me Caitlyn" issue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz, as the best cover in the celebrity and entertainment category. Reese Witherspoon's Glamour Woman of the Year cover by Tom Munro won in the women's lifestyle category, and Rihanna's Harper's Bazaar cover by Norman Jean Roy — which paid tribute to the 40th anniversary of "Jaws" and co-starred an actual shark — won in the all-important fashion and beauty category.

The ASME voters are made up of top editors, art directors and photo editors with trustworthy opinions, but the organization also gave consumers the chance to vote in a separate "readers' choice" contest. In the aforementioned categories, the winners were the same, with the exception of celebrity and entertainment, where Amy Schumer's cheeky "Star Wars" GQ cover shot by Mark Seliger beat out Jenner's.

Browse all the winners (in the categories we/you care about) below.