2021 Tabbie Awards open for nominations!
CLEVELAND (January 4, 2021) – The 2021 Tabbie Awards competition is now open and accepting submissions from both print and online publications worldwide. 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 have international readership to qualify.
For the competition’s 18th year, TABPI President Paul J. Heney explained that the program is acknowledging the phenomenal work that publications did in 2020 with an all-new category.
“In speaking with editors across the globe, we’ve heard about some truly impressive coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Heney said. “There is so much great journalism happening in the B2B world, from Dublin to Sydney and San Francisco to Cape Town. Publication staffs are examining how the pandemic is affecting individual industry niches, and they are reporting on the changes it has brought about — and what that means to their readers. That’s why we’re unveiling a new special category for 2021 that will recognize excellence in how B2B publications have covered Covid-19.”
Heney said that being honored in an editorial/design competition can be parlayed into an effective marketing tool for publications. “Winning helps showcase to the world the focus on quality content,” he said. “I’ve seen publications successfully leverage their wins in competitions like the Tabbies. They promote the accolades to both readers and advertisers, showing they are a reputable publishing brand.”
The Tabbies’ competition encompasses 16 categories, and is open to English-language B2B publications that are published at least three times a year, as well as online B2B publications. Unlike some more restrictive programs, publications are not required to maintain membership in an organization to be considered for the Tabbies — and entry fees remain among the lowest of comparable programs.
Categories in the Tabbies’ editorial division include: Best Single Issue, Department, Editor’s Column, Feature Article, Focus/Profile Article, How-To Article, Special Section, and Technical Article. Categories in the design division include: Feature Design, Front Cover, Digital Imagery, Front Cover, Illustration, Front Cover, Photograph, and Opening Page or Spread. The online division recognizes the most interactive, informative B2B websites and e-newsletters, and this year’s new special category is for Covid-19 Coverage.
The deadline for entries is March 26, 2021. A late fee applies after that date. Submissions can be made at: https://tabpi.submittable.com/submit. Judges for the competition are culled from suggestions of regional editorial groups around the world. Winners will be announced on or about August 1st, 2021.
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- Fischbach, a past ASBPE National President and a former Young Leader Scholar.