Entry deadline is March 23

ASBPE has again signed on to be a partner of the Tabbie Awards, the editorial and design competition launched in 2004 by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI).

TABPI also announced new partners in several other countries: New Zealand’s Magazine Publishers Association (MPA), Australia’s Society of Editors NSW, the Southern African Freelancers Association (SAFREA), and U.K.-based Minett Media.

The Tabbies
at a Glance

Entry forms: The 2005 Tabbies Call for Entries will mail in February 2005. Electronic entry forms are available at www.tabpi.org

Deadline: March 23, 2005

Winner notification: Winners will be announced on or about July 1.

Judging: Judges for the competition will be culled from suggestions of regional editorial groups across the globe.

Editorial Categories: Best Single Issue, Department, Editor’s Column, Feature Article, Focus/Profile Article, How-To Article, News Coverage, Products Section, Regular Column, Single News Article, Special Section, and Technical Article.

Design Categories: Front Cover, Digital Imagery; Front Cover, Illustration; Front Cover, Photograph; Front Cover, Special Issue; Opening Page or Spread; and Table of Contents.

Contact: Paul Heney at pheney@tabpi.org.

The Tabbies international B2B magazine competition, which encompasses 12 editorial and six design categories, is open to English language business-to-business publications around the world that are published at least quarterly.

“For editors of U.S.-based trade and association publications, the Tabbie Awards are of growing importance as industry after industry goes global,” said Robert Freedman, national president of ASBPE. “The awards provide an opportunity for editors to learn what’s cutting edge today as we compete against our colleagues in London, Sydney, Chicago, and every other global market with a vital trade press.”
Last year’s Tabbie Awards exceeded expectations for a first-year awards program, said Paul J. Heney, president of TABPI (and immediate past president of ASBPE).

“We were thrilled with almost 300 entries in 2004. With this year’s wide range of partners helping to promote the awards, we’re sure that the Tabbies will involve even more B2B publications from all over the world.”

Download a press release from TABPI about the Tabbies (40K RTF file).