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400 submissions in the 2017 Tabbies

CLEVELAND -- This online + print competition allows all b2b editors, publishers and art directors the opportunity to have their best work judged by their international peers. The Tabbies, the editorial and design awards program run by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI), is again partnering with the U.S.'s American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), New Zealand's Magazine Publishers Association (MPA), South Africa's SAFREA, and Australia's Society of Editors NSW.

Paul J. Heney, TABPI President, explained that the awards program's move to an electronic submission process last year was a resounding success.

"We were already excited about debuting the new entry process in 2016," Heney said. "But the feedback from the entrants was so overwhelmingly positive. We heard time and time again how easy it was to use, and what a timesaver it was for the publication staff members."

The 2017 Tabbies are also supported by companies that have an interest in working with b2b editors and publishers -- as well as supporting editorial and design excellence. Your support of them is most appreciated. The Silver Sponsor for the 2017 Tabbies is Business Strategies Group Asia (

Judges for the competition are culled from suggestions of regional editorial groups across the globe. Winners will be announced on or about July 15th, 2017.

For more details, please visit our Awards Page. Or to begin the submission process now, please click the link below.





Tabbie winners announced for 2016 competition

Tabbie awards 2014CLEVELAND -- The 2016 Tabbie Awards featured more than 400 entries, with nominations coming from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, India, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Singapore and South Africa.

Highlighting the Best Single Issue category -- the competition's most comprehensive -- are entries from Champion, INDESIGN, and Pizza Today, which took the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards respectively. The Top 25 of the Best Single Issue category include Ascent, Baking Business, The Bulletin, Civil Engineering, Employment Today, Foodservice Equipment Reports, INDESIGN, Insurance Business America, Luxury Travel Advisor, National Real Estate Investor, NZ Plumber, PCMA Convene, Pharmacy Today, Police Journal, Training Industry Magazine and World Highways.

Gold design award winners are The Australian Retailer for Feature Design; Hospitals & Health Networks for Front Cover, Digital Imagery; Professionally Speaking for Front Cover, Illustration; REALTOR Magazine for Front Cover, Photograph; Pizza Today for Front Cover, Special Issue and Champion for Opening Page or Spread.

Gold editorial award winners are Professionally Speaking for Department; National Driller for Editor's Column; INSTORE for Feature Article and How-To Article; OPC Register for Focus/Profile Article; Engineering & Technology Magazine for Regular Column and Special Section and Motor Magazine for Technical Article.

Gold online award winners are The Journal of Commerce for Best b2b Website; Pizza Today for Best Use of Social Media and FoodNavigator-USA for E-Newsletter.

According to TABPI President Paul J. Heney, this year's competition had a few surprises.

"We saw a great deal of diversity this year as compared to some past competitions, as far as what countries the submissions were coming from," he said. "And we saw a bigger mix of publications that won an award. We still have a lot of great titles that win year after year, but the competition seems to be stepping up, too. It's inspiring to see the level of excellence in b2b editorial and design that's being put out today. I think it's as high as we've ever seen it."

The 2016 Tabbies have been supported by companies that have an interest in working with b2b editors and publishers—as well as supporting editorial and design excellence. Your support of them is most appreciated. The Silver Sponsor for the this year is Business Strategies Group Asia.

To see complete listings of all the winners, please visit our Awards Page.



TABPI releases “The Big 95” list of top b2b publications

CLEVELAND —Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) has released its first-ever “The Big 95” list, highlighting the 95 most acclaimed b2b / trade publications. The Big 95 list includes titles from United States, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Paul J. Heney, TABPI President, explained that the lineup reflects data from the first 12 years of the Tabbie Awards, TABPI’s annual editorial and design awards competition.

“Honoring excellent design and editorial work is what the Tabbies is all about,” said Heney. “But we felt that it was also important to recognize consistency. There are many publications that excel year after year, and The Big 95 honors those editors and art directors who have taken pride in what they do on a continual basis.”

Topping the inaugural list is Massachusetts-based Computerworld. Another Massachusetts publication, Network World, placed second and EXHIBITOR Magazine, based in Rochester, Minn., was third. The rest of the top 10 features NCAA Champion, Modern Healthcare, INSTORE, Pensions & Investments, Professionally Speaking, Pizza Today and Civil Engineering.

To see the complete list, please visit The Big 95 page.




Magazine Critique Service: What are your most pressing needs?

TABPI Magazine Critique Service form programOur annual MCS program puts your magazine in the hands of some of the most respected editors working in b2b journalism today and benefit from their colleague-to-colleague analysis of what you and your staff are doing right and what you could be doing better.

Give yourself objective, outside analyses that can show the decision makers in your organization how to take your content to the next level. With our Magazine Critique Service (MCS), you'll get detailed feedback on specific editorial and design aspects of your publication.

• Improve your publication
• Stay ahead of the competition
• Increase readership
• Keep your staff on track

To view a sample report in PDF format, click here: Sample #1 or Sample #2.

The deadline for the Magazine Critique Service was December 12; for off-season critiques, please email for availability. For details on the MCS, click here. To download the MCS order form, click here: Form.




Scholarships winners hail from U.K., South Africa

CLEVELAND — The TABPI Young Leaders Scholarship was created to increase interest in the b2b publishing world with younger editors who are advancing in their editorial careers. The scholarship is sponsored by TABPI and the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). The scholarship allows younger editors—who might otherwise be unable—to attend an educational b2b editorial event. The scholarship is to attend the ASBPE Editorial Conference in Chicago, Ill., USA.

This years winners are:

Matthew Wright photo TABPI YLSMatthew Wright is the editor of Clinical Pharmacist, a trade magazine that supports the education
and development of UK pharmacists working in clinical roles. He first trained as a pharmacist in
Brisbane, Australia, before relocating to the UK to pursue new career opportunities. Matthew
became a journalist for The Pharmaceutical Journal in January 2006, combining his knowledge of
medicines with a love of writing. Matthew took on his current editorship in September 2008 and led
the redesign of the publication to its successful relaunch in January 2009. Matthew lives in London
and when not working he likes to escape to the countryside to walk.

Kavith Harrilall photo TABPI YLSKavith Harrilall is Current Business Editor of The Witness Newspaper, Weekend Witness Newspaper (February 2006 – present), where he is responsible for researching and writing business, economic and general news stories; constructing graphs that accompany stories & basic press photography; preparing pages for daily newspaper editions by determining the content, including editing stories. He was formerly a journalist at East Coast Radio Newswatch.

For more information, click here.





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