Winners announced for 2021 Tabbie Awards

CLEVELAND (July 15, 2021) – The 2021 Tabbie Awards featured nominations from across the globe, with submissions coming from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. This year’s competition grew markedly, with more submissions than any year since 2017.

Highlighting the Best Single Issue category — the competition’s most comprehensive — are entries from BioLab Business, Texas Architect Magazine, and Boxoffice Pro, which took the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards respectively. The Top 25 of the Best Single Issue category includes Baking Business, The Director, EDUCAUSE REVIEW, Floor Covering Weekly, The Foreign Service Journal, Illinois Municipal Review, Independent Agent Magazine, PRSA, Senior Living Executive, The Champion® Magazine, The Register, the Verdict, and Your Workplace.

Gold design award winners are CIO for Feature Design; E&T for Front Cover, Digital Imagery and Front Cover, Photograph; Surface Coatings International – Journal of the Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association for Front Cover, Illustration; and Alaska Business for Opening Page or Spread.

Gold editorial award winners are School Administrator magazine for Department; The Journal of Commerce for Editor’s Column; Professionally Speaking for Focus/Profile Article; Police Journal for Feature Article; HR Magazine for How-To Article; E&T for Technical Article and Special Section; and PS Magazine for the new COVID-19 Coverage category.

Golds in the online award categories were TechRepublic for Best b2b Website and Pizza Today for E-Newsletter. 

Publications that took home three or more awards are CIM Magazine, CIO, Civil Engineering, E&T, InfoSecurity Professional, NZ Plumber, Pizza Today, Police Journal, Professionally Speaking, Summit Journal, Surface Coatings International – Journal of the Oil & Colour Chemists’ Association, and The Journal of Commerce.

Paul J. Heney, TABPI President, said that this year’s entries highlighted how important b2b journalism is to the multitude of industries it serves.

“Judges raved about how publishers pushed forward, even in the midst of a global pandemic. The work submitted for the Tabbies each year continues to show the astonishing print and online journalism that continues to happen in this space,” Heney said. “Around the world, editors and designers are doing quality work, meaningful to the industries they serve — and we’re proud to help spotlight it.”

Complete results, along with selected comments from the judges and samples of the winning entries, are available at Presented by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI), this 18th-year editorial and design competition was open to English-language b2b publications worldwide, published at least three times per year, as well as online-only brands. 

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View 2020 Award Winners


Best Single Issue

Gold Winner

The Surveyor
Issue 4 2019


Feature Article

Gold Winner

Police Journal
Post-crash indecision
Brett Williams


Best B2B Website

Gold Winner

Pizza Today Dot Com
Jeremy White, Denise Greer, Josh Keown, Katie Wilson


Front Cover, Digital Imagery

Gold Winner

Intelligent Transport
Issue 4 2019
Luke Antoniou, Sam Mehmet, Sarah Wills, Marlon Ruddock

“With TABPI’s support, we can fund many special programs to honor excellence in b2b media, support journalism students and provide continuing education to professional journalists”

- Amy Fischbach, a past ASBPE National President and a former Young Leader Scholar.