09/22/2010 09:00 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The 12 BEST Magazine Covers Of The Year (PHOTOS)

The American Society of Magazine Editors, in conjunction with, has sponsored a contest to select the best magazine cover of the year (June 30, 2009-May 31, 2010) in each of twelve categories. Those twelve category winners, seen below, are now the finalists in a vote to determine the best magazine cover of the year.

Official voting will take place at, but check out the twelve category winners below and vote for your favorite (descriptions come from the ASME):