About the entry
Amherst College is very excited to present the two cover stories here: a profile of a '96 alumna and professor, whose research on China's one-child policy is revelatory; and a deep dive into the triumphant, complicated, promising history of Amherst and the military. It begins with a program that brought veterans to campus this summer, and goes on to explore Civil War history, the two World Wars, Vietnam and current students who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
From the Judges' Report
Although our group had no personal connection to Amherst, we were drawn in by the magazine’s design, story mix and strong writing.
Amherst’s entry form says it prides itself on having “a consumer magazine mindset.” We agree. Of all the magazines we reviewed, we thought it had the most general interest appeal.
At 124 pages, Amherst was one of the longest magazines in the category, and even with 50-ish pages of class notes, it offered a lot of substance, including stories such as “What’s in the Box?” about an alumna’s role in uncovering Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks; “Only Time Will Tell” about life under China’s one-child policy; and “Beyond the Bathroom,” a profile of an alumnus advocating for transgender rights. The design was a good mix of photography and illustration.