Magazine Industry's New Award: Best Obama Mag Cover

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Posted: Oct 16, 2009 12:08 AM
Every year, the Magazine Publishers of America vote on the best, most creative magazine covers of leading publications.  Among awards for best sports mag cover, lifestyle and celebrity covers, science and news covers, the MPA has created a new category for judging: the best Obama magazine cover. 

No joke.  Here's this year's winner:

The judge's analysis?
The smile says it all. Photographer Peter Yang caught up with Barack Obama in Raleigh, North Carolina, just a few days after he had finally nailed down the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Obama was exhausted, excited, relaxed, gracious, open--yet still somehow elusive. Hundreds of photographers have shot Obama over the past couple of years, but no one has quite caught his quiet charisma as Peter Yang did last June.
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