Lights Magazine was recently named a medal finalist at the 51st Annual Design Competition in New York, hosted by the Society of Publication Designers. The prestigious competition celebrates excellence in design, photography, and illustration for both print publications and digital platforms.

Lights Magazine was named a medal finalist in four categories: entire issue, cover animation, illustration, and feature story. Other finalists in the same categories include National Geographic, The New York Times, TIME, Esquire, and Fast Company.

“We’re thrilled to be mentioned in the same breath with these respected, world-class names,” said Jeff Kirk, editor in chief of Lights Magazine. “Our team is tiny compared to these large publications, but our work is obviously on par with the finest in the industry.”

At the awards, Lights Magazine went on to win a Gold and Silver SPD for animated content and illustration.