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The Tabbies are open for submissions ... with a big change for 2016!!!

Tabbie awards 2016CLEVELAND -- The 2016 Tabbie Awards is moving 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.

The deadline for the 2016 Tabbies has been set as March 4th. Submission fees are $90/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.



Azbees deadline is February 12th

AzbeesThe 2016 Azbee Awards of Excellence submission system is now open, so start planning your entries right as soon as possible!

ASBPE, which administers the awards program, is using a completely new and improved online entry system that streamlines the process for submissions. The Azbee Awards of Excellence program is one of the most competitive there is for business-to-business, trade, association, and professional publications. The awards recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters, and digital media — Web sites, e-newsletters, digital magazines, and blogs.

The competition is open to all U.S.-based publications. Free ASBPE membership is not required for entry, but members receive a discount on entry fees. Visit for more details.



Announcing the 2015 Tabbie winners

Tabbie awards 2015CLEVELAND -- 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?

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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