2020 Tabbies Call for Entries

Winners announced for 2020 Tabbie Awards

CLEVELAND (August 20, 2020) – The 2020 Tabbie Awards featured nominations from across the globe, with submissions coming from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Highlighting the Best Single Issue category — the competition’s most comprehensive — are entries from The Surveyor, Australian Baking Business, and EXHIBITOR, which took the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, respectively.

The Top 25 of the Best Single Issue category includes BizEd, CIM Magazine, Community College Journal, Convenience Store News, Education Canada, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, HR Magazine, INSTORE, INVISION, Our Generation, PETS+, PORCUS, PPB, Professionally Speaking, restaurant development + design, Road Surface Technology, Spa Inc., The O&P EDGE, and Wood Design & Building.

Gold design award winners are Pizza Today for Feature Design and Front Cover, Photograph; Intelligent Transport for Front Cover, Digital Imagery; Retail Environments for Front Cover, Illustration; Fresh Cup Magazine for Front Cover, Special Issue; and EXHIBITOR for Opening Page or Spread.

Gold editorial award winners are Civil Engineering for Department; National Driller for Editor’s Column; Atlantic Business Magazine for Focus/Profile Article; Police Journal for Feature Article; EXHIBITOR for How-To Article; MOTOR Magazine for Regular Column; APEX Experience for Special Section; and E&T for Technical Article.

Golds in the three online award categories were Pizza Today for both Best B2B Website and E-Newsletter; and Pit & Quarry for Best Use of Social Media.

Publications that took home four or more awards are CIO, E&T, EXHIBITOR, Fresh Cup Magazine, MOTOR Magazine, PETS+, Pizza Today, and Professionally Speaking.

Paul J. Heney, TABPI President, said that B2B journalism continues to thrive in what has been a difficult few years for publishing companies. “Even before the pandemic, we’ve seen a lot of turbulence in both B2B publishers and publishing associations. The last decade has been a tough one to navigate with the Internet becoming a preferred source for many readers. But each year, the editorial and design work submitted for the Tabbies continues to show the astonishing 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.”

Presented by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI), this 17th-year editorial and design competition was open to English-language B2B publications worldwide, published at least three times per year.


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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”

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