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Judging Leader
Vanessa K. De Luca, Editor in Chief, ESSENCE

Sara Austin, Executive Editor, Real Simple
Jon Gluck, Executive Director, Talent Acquisition and Editorial Development, Hearst Magazines
Samantha Henig, Editorial Director for Audio, The New York Times
Lucy Kaylin, Editor in Chief, O, The Oprah Magazine
Kevin Lerner, Assistant Professor, Marist College
John Swansburg, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
Liz Vaccariello, Editor in Chief, Parents
Tom Weber, Contributing Editor, TIME


Titles and affiliations listed were at time of judging