On Monday, Oct. 6, the American Society of Magazine Editors announced the winner of the Best Magazine Cover of the Year award. New York magazine was crowned the overall 2008 champion with a cover featuring "a graphic illustration by Barbara Kruger based on a Getty/Contour photo by Henry Leutwyler." New York magazine trounced the competition, winning four of the eight categories and tying in a fifth. My favorite cover, a Texas Monthly featuring Willie Nelson, won the Best Celebrity Cover award. You can see the rest of the award winners and read the stories behind the covers here !