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National Geographic Wins Four National Magazine Awards


National Geographic was honored at the 2020 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media with four wins in the Feature Photography, Social Media, Feature Design, and Photography categories. The Ellie Awards follow 24th Annual Webby Awards, where National Geographic received 15 Webby Awards, including Media Company of the Year.

“I’m delighted our work has not only captured the attention of our global audiences, but of the Ellie judges, who recognize that we’re using every means and every platform to shine a light on the planet’s most important and inspiring stories, empowering people to help make the world a better place,” said Susan Goldberg, National Geographic’s editor in chief and editorial director. “Our awards span the breadth of what we do, from the oldest print platforms to the newest innovative work in how we reach audiences. It’s enormously gratifying to see a 132-year old journalism institution succeed on every platform. Journalism is the ultimate team sport, and our success here tonight is a credit to our entire staff and to our many contributors. We could not be more proud of this well-deserved recognition for our team.”

The New York Times Magazine took top honors with five wins, followed by National Geographic and Bon Appétit, who each won four. National Geographic had first-time wins in Feature Photography and Social Media.

Established in 1966, the National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media are sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and are administered by ASME. Originally limited to print magazines, the awards now recognize magazine-quality journalism published in any medium.

The full list of winners can be found here.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 132 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27% of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit or, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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