CLEVELAND (June 26, 1997) – Best’s Review, an insurance industry publication, and Selling Power, a publication for sales professionals, were named the Outstanding Publications of the Year by the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) in a ceremony at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The two publications were among more than 100 recognized by the society for outstanding editorial and design achievement.

The Outstanding Publication awards were the first ever given in the 19-year history of the ASBPE competition. The winners were chosen on both their graphic and editorial merit. Entries had to show consistent quality across three consecutive issues.

According to the group’s president, Richard Green of Professional Publication Management in Atlanta, “The new awards were created to recognize outstanding, sustained quality in reporting, writing, editing and graphic design in the business press. The winners represent the professionalism and commitment to high journalistic standards ASBPE encourages through its awards program, conferences and other activities.”

In addition to the Oustanding Publication awards, the society cited 40 publications for graphics excellence in 14 categories, and 66 publications in 22 categories for editorial excellence. Altogether, there were more than 1,300 entries in this year’s competition, a 35 percent increase over last year. “Competition for these awards was much tougher than in the past,” commented Competition Coordinator Heather Nelson, “and we’re especially pleased that the winners represent a good cross-section of professional, industrial and business titles.”

The competition was judged by a panel that included journalism professors, consultants, designers and editors. The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with ASBPE’s annual conference, which drew editors from around the country for a day-and-a-half of seminars and lectures aimed at sharpening editorial management skills.

ASBPE is the nation’s largest association of business press editors. In addition to its awards and conference programs, the society conducts research among its members, and publishes newsletters and directories.


ASBPE Publication Excellence Awards Competition
National Winners


OUTSTANDING PUBLICATION
(CIRCULATION UNDER 100,000)

Best’s Review
A.M. Best Company

OUTSTANDING PUBLICATION
(CIRCULATION OVER 100,000)

Selling Power
Personal Selling Power, Inc.


DESIGN AWARDS

Publication Redesign: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Motorcycle Product News
2nd Place: Object
3rd Place: HomeCare

Publication Redesign: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Bloomberg Personal
2nd Place: Builder
3rd Place: InformationWeek

Front Cover – Photo: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: U.S. Banker
2nd Place: Client/Server Computing
3rd Place: The Fabricator

Front Cover – Photo: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Builder
2nd Place: Bloomberg
3rd Place: Macworld

Front Cover – Tabloid: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: National Business Employment Weekly
2nd Place: Contractor
3rd Place: National Business Employment Weekly

Front Cover – Tabloid: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Computer Reseller News
2nd Place: Computer Reseller News
3rd Place: Franchise Times

Opening Page or Spread: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Software Strategies
2nd Place: OEM Magazine
3rd Place: Lubes’n’Greases

Opening Page or Spread: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Hospitals and Health Networks
2nd Place: Bloomberg
3rd Place: Restaurants & Institutions

New Publication Design: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Chain Leader
2nd Place: Multifamily Executive
3rd Place: Contracting Profits

New Publication Design: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Bloomberg

Front Cover – Non-Photo: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Exhibit Marketing
2nd Place: Digital Output
3rd Place: Computer Graphics World

Front Cover – Non-Photo: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Beyond Computing
2nd Place: Network World/Intranet
3rd Place: Computerworld

Contents Page: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Journal of Business Strategy
2nd Place: Remodeling
3rd Place: Reseller Management

Contents Page: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Restaurants & Institutions Marketplace
2nd Place: Builder
3rd Place: ABA Journal


EDITORIAL AWARDS

Technical Article: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Automotive & Transportation Interiors
2nd Place: Signs of the Times
3rd Place: Computer-Aided Engineering

Technical Article: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: CFO
2nd Place: Builder
3rd Place: Laboratory Medicine

Single News Article: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Engineering News-Record
2nd Place: Distribution
3rd Place: Material Handling Engineering

Single News Article: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: ABA Journal
2nd Place: PC World
3rd Place: Builder

News Section: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: The National Law Journal
2nd Place: Treasury & Risk Management
3rd Place: Successful Meetings

News Section: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Computerworld
2nd Place: Macworld
3rd Place: CFO

Regular Column: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Deli Business
2nd Place: Chief Executive
3rd Place: Legal Times

Regular Column: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Success
2nd Place: IndustryWeek
3rd Place: Beyond Computing

News Series: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: The National Law Journal
2nd Place: Urology Times
3rd Place: Lawyers Weekly USA

News Series: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: American Medical News
2nd Place: Computerworld
3rd Place: Macworld

Regular Department: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Remodeling
2nd Place: ACP Observer
3rd Place: Construction Equipment

Regular Department: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Machine Design
2nd Place: Computerworld
3rd Place: Nursing 96

Case History: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Digital Magic
2nd Place: Bakery Production and Marketing
3rd Place: Lawyers Weekly USA

Case History: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: IndustryWeek
2nd Place: Builder
3rd Place: CFO

Feature Series: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Quality
2nd Place: Credit Union Times
3rd Place: Golf Shop Operations

Feature Series: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: PC World
2nd Place: Design News
3rd Place: IEEE Spectrum

Feature Article: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Legal Times
2nd Place: Latin Trade
3rd Place: National Petroleum News International

Feature Article: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Institutional Investor
2nd Place: Design News
3rd Place: Patient Care

Signed Editorial: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Shipping & Receiving
2nd Place: Construction Equipment
3rd Place: Deli Business

Signed Editorial: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Ward’s Auto World
2nd Place: Computerworld
3rd Place: Patient Care

How-to Article: Under 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Control
2nd Place: Industrial Safety & Hygiene News
3rd Place: CraneWorks

How-to Article: Over 100,000 Circulation

1st Place: Macworld
2nd Place: Builder
3rd Place: PC World