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Call for Entries! You have until April 1st to submit

CLEVELAND—The 2019 Tabbie Awards is 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.

As the competition moves toward its 20th year, TABPI President Paul J. Heney said he has observed a renewed interest in programs such as the Tabbie Awards.

“Publication leaders are realizing more and more how critical it is to recognize editorial and design excellence,” Heney said. “There is so much great journalism happening in the b2b world, from Auckland to London and Chicago to Johannesburg. There’s a lot of individual job satisfaction in being appreciated, and many editors and designers thrive on recognition, both from their audiences and peer groups.”

The Tabbies international b2b magazine competition encompasses 18 categories, and is open to English-language b2b publications that are published at least three times a year, as well as b2b online publications. Unlike some more restrictive programs, publications are not required to maintain membership in an organization in order to be considered for the Tabbies — and entry fees remain among the lowest of comparable programs.

The standard deadline for entries was March 12, 2019. A late fee now applies until the Late Deadline of April 1st. Submissions can now be made by clicking the link below. Judges for the competition are culled from suggestions of regional editorial groups around the world. Winners will be announced on or about July 15th, 2019.

For more details, please visit our Awards Page.



Tabbie Awards winners unveiled for 2018

CLEVELAND—The 2018 Tabbie Awards featured nearly 400 entries, with nominations coming from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa.

Highlighting the Best Single Issue category—the competition’s most comprehensive—are entries from Acumen Magazine, E&T, and Champion magazine, which took the Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards respectively.

Gold design award winners are INSTORE for Feature Design; E&T for Front Cover, Digital Imagery; Pensions & Investments for Front Cover, Illustration; Pizza Today for Front Cover, Photograph and Front Cover, Special Issue; and EXHIBITOR for Opening Page or Spread.

Gold editorial award winners are Civil Engineering magazine for Department; EXHIBITOR for Editor’s Column; EDUCAUSE REVIEW for Feature Article; Champion magazine for Focus/Profile Article; Foodservice Equipment Reports for How-To Article and Technical Article; Elevator World for Regular Column; and E&T for Special Section.

Golds in the three online award categories were swept by Pizza Today: Best b2b Website, Best Use of Social Media, and E-Newsletter.

For more details, please visit our Awards Page.




TABPI becomes first-ever Platinum Sponsor of ASBPE Foundation

CLEVELAND —Almost a decade ago, the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), a U.S.-based professional b2b membership group, launched the ASBPE Foundation, a tax-exempt educational organization with a goal of ending the stature gap between b2b and the consumer press in university journalism programs. 

Last week, Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) became the ASBPE Foundation’s first-ever Platinum Sponsor. Paul J. Heney, TABPI President, currently sits on the nine-member board of the Foundation. He said that he hopes other b2b associations, publishers and suppliers will follow suit and donate generously.

“The Foundation’s work is so key to the future of b2b journalism,” Heney said. “We’re proud to be the Foundation’s first Platinum Sponsor, and we look forward to helping expand its programs over the coming year.”

The ASBPE Foundation recently set up an online donation form on the ASBPE Web site. Donors can now contribute at several different levels including Friend of the Foundation ($25); Silver ($50); Gold ($100); Platinum ($500); and Diamond ($1,000). Amy Fischbach, president of the ASBPE Foundation, said she is delighted to have TABPI as the first Platinum-level sponsor of the ABPE Foundation. 

“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,” says Fischbach, a past ASBPE National President and a former Young Leader Scholar. 

Today, the Foundation is involved in multiple outreach programs, including:

• Sponsorship of The Stephen Barr Award, part of ASBPE’s Azbee Awards of Excellence program. The Barr Award is designed to encourage journalism of the highest quality within b2b publications. 
• Sponsorship of the Journalism That Matters Award, which was founded in 2008 to recognize business reporting that leads to concrete change, in business or government. 
• Online educational programs and webinars. For the continuing education and career development of b2b editors, the Foundation taps the expertise of top b2b editors in online professional development programs.
• Encouraging college b2b programs. The Foundation helps sponsor the ASBPE-AEJMC Student b2b Writing Award, begun in 2012.
• Young Leaders Scholarship. This ASBPE program was created by Heney in Spring 2001 while serving as ASBPE National President. To date, the Scholarship has been awarded to nearly 100 editors and designers for print and online publications, and has developed a new generation of regional and national leaders in the organization. As part of this scholarship, the Young Leader Scholars receive a free registration to the national conference and a two-night hotel stay at the conference hotel. Applications are due on March 15, 2018. Visit to apply. 

Donations to the ASBPE Foundation can be made at and are tax-deductible. 





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.





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