ASBPE announces national, regional Azbee Award winners

Azbee Awards of Excellence logoCongratulations to the 2012 Azbee Awards of Excellence winners!

The judging is finally complete and winners for the 34th Annual ASBPE Azbee Awards of Excellence have been named. Among the winners in more than 60 categories include IEEE Spectrum and Music Inc., which took honors as the Magazines of the Year.

To view the full list of national winners, press here (PDF).

To view the full list of Western Region winners, press here (PDF).
To view the full list of Midwest-South Region winners, press here (PDF).
To view the full list of Northeast Region winners, press here (PDF).
To view the full list of Southeast-Central Region winners, press here (PDF).

If you’re a winner and would like to reorder a certificate or order a plaque for your award, press here for information.

For its efforts in 2011, IEEE Spectrum was honored as the top magazine among those in the Over $2M revenue category. Honorable mention in this category was awarded to The Scientist and American Lawyer. Rounding out the top 10 is Builder, Architect, One+, CIO, Workforce Management, Automotive News, and Security Management.

In the under $2M category, Music Inc earned the top marks with HealthLeaders and Emergency Management taking honorable mentions. The top 10 includes Armed Forces Journal, Government Technology, residential Architect, Connect Magazine, Scrap Magazine, Eco-Structure, and Custom Home.

“In today’s B2B industry, editors are expected to not only create a top-notch print product, but also update their Web site and social media platforms around the clock. Many editorial and online staffs are also expected to do more work with less resources,” says ASBPE National President Amy Florence Fischbach. “That’s one reason we enjoy recognizing the professionals who produce outstanding content on a day-in, day-out basis. The Azbee winners exemplify that high standard our industry sets.”

In 2012, in lieu of having a national conference, ASBPE has sponsored Boot Camp workshops in select cities nationwide. In addition, ASBPE’s chapters will present award ceremonies to recognize both the regional and national winners in their regions.

Winners are selected in about 60 categories. Five new feature categories have been added for the 2013 Azbee Awards of Excellence including solo author, group effort, short feature, in-depth feature, and impact/investigative feature.

ASBPE’s Azbee Awards of Excellence program is one of the most competitive for business-to-business, trade, association, and professional publications. The awards recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters, and digital media — Web sites, e-newsletters, digital magazines, and blogs. The competition is open to all U.S.-based publications. ASBPE membership is not required for entry, but members receive a discount on entry fees.

Founded in 1964, ASBPE is the professional association for full-time and freelance editors, writers, art directors, and designers employed by business, trade, and specialty press.