Tabbie Awards Anniversary:
Celebrating 20 Years,
20 Categories

CLEVELAND (January 13, 2023) – The 2023 Tabbie Awards competition is open and accepting submissions from print and online publications worldwide. Celebrating its 20th year, the global b2b journalism competition gives editors, art directors, and publishers the opportunity to have their best work judged by peers throughout the world. Publications need not be international in scope to qualify.

“The past two decades have been a time of exciting change for the b2b world, and our industry’s journalists have shown perseverance and creativity time and time again,” TABPI President Paul J. Heney said. “The Tabbies competition came about from a need to celebrate exceptional b2b journalism across the world. Never did we dream that the program would grow to mean so much to so many.

“Worker turnover has affected our publications as much as other industries, and we believe that both individual and team recognition is more important than ever,” Heney added. The core mission of the Tabbie Awards is to recognize professionals who help drive excellence through their talent and commitment to journalistic standards.

“Being honored in an editorial and design competition is a critical marketing tool for many publications. Strategic publications are showcasing their awards in their marketing materials. Advertisers want to be associated with quality content.”

This year, to celebrate the 20th Tabbies competition, the categories have been increased to 20 areas for the first time. One new design category for 2023 is “Special Section or Issue,” while a new online category is “Blog.” In the editorial categories, new options are “Climate Journalism,” “Diversity & Inclusion Journalism,” and “Special Issue.”

The Tabbies competition is open to English-language b2b publications, as well as online b2b publications. Unlike some more restrictive programs, publications are not required to maintain membership in an organization to participate in the Tabbies — and entry fees remain among the lowest of comparable programs.

Entries are $155 U.S. each, and this year’s final deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EDTSubmissions can be made via this link:

Judges for the competition are culled from suggestions of regional editorial groups around the world. Winners will be announced on or about August 15th, 2023.



Based in Cleveland, Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) is a global organization that unites b2b writers, editors, and designers working for English-language publications around the common goal of promoting editorial ethics and excellence.

TABPI’s competition program, the Tabbie Awards, is open to publications in 40-plus countries. Its annual Young Leaders Scholarship program provides editorial training for selected b2b editors. TABPI also conducts industry research and sponsors its annual Magazine Critique Service. Visit

Contact: TABPI President Paul J. Heney, 1-440-376-5672, or

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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.

View 2022 Award Winners


Best Single Issue

Gold Winner

April 2021 Full Issue
Carly Hagedon, Jennifer Acevedo, Victor Cantal, Danielle Sy


Feature Article

Gold Winner

Infectious Disease
Special Edition

40 Years of HIV: Getting the Signal Through the Noise
Marie Rosenthal, Matt White, Elizabeth Zhong


Best B2B Website

Gold Winner

Best autism research website
Ivan Oransky, Kristin Ozelli, Nicolette Zeliadt, Rebecca Horne


Front Cover, Digital Imagery

Gold Winner

The Champion Magazine®
July 2021 Front Cover
Lisa Wayne, Quintin M. Chatman, Catherine Zlomek, Julian Giles

“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.