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Final days for submissions for 2018 Tabbie Awards

CLEVELAND—The 2018 Tabbies b2b awards program is accepting submissions from both print and online publications. This 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, Australia’s Society of Editors NSW and the Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa (MPASA).

Paul J. Heney, TABPI President, said that the b2b community is excited for this, the 15th iteration of the awards.

“We’ve seen so much growth in the Tabbies over the past decade and a half,” Heney said. "It has been quite an experience to see the impactful b2b journalism that is being done across the world. Queries for the this year’s Tabbies competition began coming in months ago, so we are certainly expecting an active year for the awards.”

The Tabbies international b2b magazine competition encompasses 18 categories, and is open to English-language business-to-business publications around the world that are published at least three times per year, as well as b2b online publications. Unlike some more restrictive programs, publications are not required to maintain membership in any particular organization in order to be considered for the Tabbies — and entry fees remain among the lowest of comparable programs.

Categories in the Tabbies’ editorial division include: Best Single Issue, Department, Editor’s Column, Feature Article, Focus/Profile Article, How-To Article, Regular Column, Special Section, and Technical Article. Categories in the design division include: Feature Design, Front Cover, Digital Imagery; Front Cover, Illustration; Front Cover, Photograph; Front Cover, Special Issue; and Opening Page or Spread. The online division recognizes the most interactive, informative b2b websites, e-newsletters and the best use of social media.
The late deadline for entries is Friday, March 30, 2018. To see if submissions are being accepted after that date, please check with our office. For more details, please visit our Awards Page. Or to enter, simply click the button below.



Tabbie winners announced for 2017 competition

CLEVELAND—The 2017 Tabbie Awards featured more than 400 entries, with nominations coming from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Singapore and South Africa.

Highlighting the Best Single Issue category — the competition's most comprehensive — are entries from INVISION Magazine, Baking Business, and Leadership, which took the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards respectively. The Top 25 of the Best Single Issue category include ASCENT, BizEd, Commercial Investment Real Estate, Community College Journal, design:retail, Employment Today, FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, GPSolo, Hospitals & Health Networks, INSTORE, IR Magazine, The O&P EDGE, OPC Register, Pharmacy Today, Police Journal, Professionally Speaking, The AFROPOLITAN, The Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons, and World Highways.

Gold design award winners are APEX Experience magazine for Feature Design; E&T for Front Cover, Digital Imagery; ACAMS Today for Front Cover, Illustration; Champion magazine for Front Cover, Photograph; and EXHIBITOR for Front Cover, Special Issue and Opening Page or Spread.

Gold editorial award winners are E&T for Department and Special Section; Modern Healthcare for Editor's Column; Champion magazine for Feature Article and How-To Article; Foodservice Equipment Reports for Focus/Profile Article; MOTOR Magazine for Regular Column; and InfoSecurity Professional for Technical Article.

Gold online award winners are ACC Docket for Best b2b Website; Pizza Today for Best Use of Social Media and INVISION Magazine for E-Newsletter.

According to TABPI President Paul J. Heney, this year’s competition featured some shake-ups.

“We saw a great deal of changes this year in the patterns of who was entering what,” he said. “We saw more publications entering in certain categories, such as Best Single Issue. The judging was particularly tough there, and there were areas where multiple publications were very close in scoring. As a result, there are some fresh faces in our listings this year, which was very inspiring to see.”

The 2017 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.





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