The more than 200 participants in this year's cover contest certainly brought their artistic gifts to the game. And once again they used them to full effect, turning in a stunning selection of photography, painting and illustration for our tenth anniversary competition. We're proud to introduce our winner and 12 finalists (in no particular order).
This spring, the soft blue chosen by Pantone as a color of the year reigned supreme on the runway. Reminiscent of the ocean and the sky, this nature-inspired hue creates a sense of peace and calm in our sometimes chaotic world.
Photography by Claudia Goetzelmann • Styling by Veronica Sooley