The Drum Awards Festival - Extended Deadline

-d -h -min -sec


Shortlist unveiled in greatest PPA hunt for magazine cover of the century hunt


By John Glenday, Reporter

February 26, 2013 | 2 min read

The Professional Publishers Association is celebrating its centenary year with a search for the greatest magazine ‘Cover of the Century’, publishing a shortlist of 10 covers still gunning for the prize.

Drawn from a range of covers submitted by PPA members and chosen by a panel of independent industry experts the shortlist will now be put forward to a public vote with the cover garnering the most votes being crowned ‘Cover of the Century’.

Barry McIlheney, CEO, PPA, said: “Our centenary year provides us with a unique opportunity for the industry to celebrate not only the association but, more importantly, its members and the entire magazine publishing industry. The Cover of the Century is just one of the many activities the PPA will be carrying out in 2013 to mark this historic occasion.

“We are looking forward to the next 100 years, and how the unique power of magazine brands will help shape the evolving media landscape at what is the most exciting time in our rich and vibrant history."

The winning cover will be named on 21 November, 2013.

‘Cover of the Century’ shortlist

Woman’s Weekly - July 1916, Wartime Women

Harper’s Bazaar - November 1941, Fashion Blitz

Cosmopolitan - March 1972, Launch Issue

Time Out - November 1974, Churchill V-Sign

New Scientist - April 1987, Chernobyl

The Beano - February 1999, Dennis The Menace

Vogue - December 2001, A Royal Salute

Radio Times - April 2005, Vote Dalek!

Empire - June 2005, Breathing Vader

MacUser - February 2012, How Evil is Apple?


More from PPA

View all


Industry insights

View all
Add your own content +