Twenty-six issues. Twenty-six covers. From local leaders to beautiful shots from local photographers, it’s our readers’ chance to pick their favorite Cover of the Year. Our staff has picked eight of the most interesting covers through the past year.

See the covers below and scroll down to vote in the poll.
Voting ends on December 30, 2012, noon.   VOTING EXTENDED! Vote until Jan. 11, 2013, 11:59 p.m.

Feb. 4


Photographer: David Lari

March 17


Photographer: Gil Croy

March 31


Photographer: Randell Whitworth

April 14


Designer: Gil Croy

Aug. 18


Photographer: Brandon Shauf
Designer: Matt Comer/Lainey Millen

Sept. 1


Photographer: Jimmie Cobb
Designer: Lainey Millen

Sept. 15


Photographer: Brandon Shauf

Nov. 24


Photographer: Matt Comer
Designer: Lainey Millen

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qnotes staff extends a special note of thanks and gratitude to each of the photographers and other creative thinkers who made each of our issue covers possible this year, with special recognition to staff friend and volunteer Jimmie Cobb and to all of the members of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte’s art committee and StillOut Photography Club.