2016 Tabbies in the final stretch
CLEVELAND -- The 2016 Tabbie Awards has moved to an all-new online entry system, responding to our entrants' many suggestions over the years. Paul J. Heney, TABPI President, explained that after years of requests, the awards program is now accepting submissions electronically for the first time.
"We're excited about the new entry process," Heney said. "We've had so many people ask for this, and it's great to finally able to debut our new system. It will be much easier for entrants, as well as for our office staff and our judges. We've really seen a huge increase in our overseas entries, and I think this will fuel that trend."
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-only 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.
Late submission fees are $125/entry.
To enter this year's competition, please click here to start the online entry process.
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.
For more details, 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.
Announcing the 2015 Tabbie winners
CLEVELAND -- The 2015 Tabbie Awards featured more than 400 entries, with nominations coming from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.
Highlighting the Best Single Issue category -- the competition's most comprehensive -- are entries from Police Journal, Professional Photographer, and restaurant development + design, which took the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards respectively. The Top 25 of the Best Single Issue category include Electrical Contractor, Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa, Event Marketer, GPSolo Magazine, JCK Magazine, Law Enforcement Technology, Lighting Design + Application, Payments Cards and Mobile, SC Magazine, StateTech Magazine, Techniques, ThinkSales, and Wood Design and Building.
Gold design award winners are Australian Baking Business for Feature Design; Pensions & Investments for Front Cover, Digital Imagery; Singapore Nautilus for Front Cover, Illustration; Australian Pharmacist for Front Cover, Photograph; UDI NSW Austral Bricks Awards for Excellence for Front Cover, Special Issue and The Australian Retailer for Opening Page or Spread.
Gold editorial award winners are INDESIGN for Department and How-To Article; EXHIBITOR for Editor's Column; INSTORE for Feature Article; Police Journal for Focus/Profile Article; E&T for Regular Column and Special Section; and NCAA Champion for Technical Article.
Gold online award winners are TravelAge West for Best b2b Website; Pizza Today for Best Use of Social Media and Contingent Workforce Strategies for E-Newsletter.
For more information, and to see all of the winners, please visit our Awards Page.
Magazine Critique Service: What are your most pressing needs?
Our 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.
Stay ahead of the competition
Keep your staff on track
To view a sample report in
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The deadline for the Magazine Critique Service was December 12; for off-season critiques, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 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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