Editor-In-Chief Jon Foster accepted the award in New York City on behalf of the editorial staff of TransWorld SNOWboarding. “Considering all that has happened this year,” Foster said, “this award is a great honor that is really due to the staff of the magazine and all the great photographers we have.”
TransWorld SNOWboarding has just completed its fifteenth volume, been in production since 1987 and is considered the world?s most-popular snowboarding publication. Foster has been with the magazine since 1988, when he began his career as the assistant to the photo editor, and has served as photo editor and director of photography from 1990-1998. He has been editor-in-chief for three years.
This is the fourth presentation of the Henry R. Luce awards, which were established in 1999 to honor editorial excellence at Time Inc., the world?s largest publishing company. Henry Luce was the cofounder of Time Inc. in 1923 and editor-in-chief until 1964. Sixty-one Time Inc. magazines were invited to enter the awards in nine editorial categories including Outstanding Story, Photography, Design, Public Service, Personal Service, Reporting, Deadline, Cover Of The Year, and Magazine Of The Year. Other winners included Time Inc. publications Time, People Money, Fortune and Time Asia.
With fierce competition from the finest magazines in the world, TransWorld SNOWboarding was pleased to accept the prestigious award.