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ASBPE congratulates all the finalists of the Azbee Awards of Excellence competition! This year more than 1,200 entries were received and more than 90 experienced B2B editors and designers assisted with judging the 76 categories of entries.

The Azbees honor the best in business-to-business media, recognizing outstanding work by B2B, trade, association and professional publications. One of the most competitive award programs for trade media, the Azbees highlight editorial, online and design excellence within magazines, newsletters and digital media.

ASBPE has compiled this year’s finalists into an online photo gallery showcasing the finalists, including each entry’s submission essays and copies of each entry.

View the regional finalist gallery View the national finalist gallery

Awards are given both regionally and nationally in the Print, Online, and Design divisions and given nationally in the four Overall Excellence categories: Magazine of the Year, Website of the Year, Newsletter of the Year and Cross-Platform Package of the Year. The level of regional winners — gold, silver or bronze — will be announced at regional banquets across the United States starting in April 2017. National gold, silver and bronze winners and the Overall Excellence winners will be announced at the National Azbee Awards of Excellence banquet, held in conjunction with the 2017 ASBPE National Conference at the Poynter Institute on May 17-18, 2017. Learn more and register now for the national conference and banquet.

The 2017 Azbee finalists

In addition to browsing through the print, online and design division finalists in the new online finalists gallery, you can also download a PDF file listing the finalists:

Download PDF 2017 Finalists

Overall Excellence finalists

The following publications are honored as finalists in the prestigious Azbee Award Overall Excellence categories:

Magazine of the Year, More Than $3 Million Revenue Division finalists (in alphabetical order)

Automotive News (Crain Communications Inc.)
CSP Magazine (Winsight LLC)
DTN/The Progressive Farmer (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)
EXHIBITOR Magazine (Exhibitor Media Group)
Modern Healthcare (Crain Communications)
Professional Builder (SGC Horizon)
QSR magazine (Journalistic Inc.)
Restaurant Business (Winsight LLC)
The Scientist (LabX Media Group)
The American Lawyer (ALM Media)

Magazine of the Year, Less Than $3 Million Revenue Division finalists (in alphabetical order)

ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
Architectural Lighting (Hanley Wood)
Cannabis Business Times (GIE Media)
Counselor (Advertising Specialty Institute)
FSR magazine—Full-Service Restaurants: Setting America’s Table (Journalistic, Inc.)
Oregon Business (MEDIAmerica)
Pragmatic Marketer (Pragmatic Marketing)
restaurant development + design (Zoomba Group)
Security Management magazine (ASIS International)
Training Industry Magazine (Training Industry, Inc)

Website of the Year finalists (in alphabetical order)

Architect: architectmagazine.com (Hanley Wood)
Big Law Business: bol.bna.com (Bloomberg BNA)
CSO: csoonline.com (IDG)
Engineering News-Record: ENR.com (BNP Media)
InvestmentNews: investmentnews.com (Crain Communication)
Law360: law360.com (Portfolio Media)
Restaurant Business: RestaurantBusinessOnline.com  (Winsight Media)
tED magazine: tedmag.com (National Association of Electrical Distributors)
Turf: turfmagazine.com (Grand View Media)
WardsAuto: wardsauto.com (Penton)

Cross-Platform Package of the Year finalists (in alphabetical order)

Legal Rebels (ABA Journal—American Bar Association)
Defense News (Defense News—Sightline Media Group)
dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Vet Life Hacks (dvm360, Vetted, Firstline—UBM Americas)
Fiduciary Rule Coverage (Financial Planning—SourceMedia Inc.)
50 Greatest Menu Hits (FoodService Director—Winsight)
Figuring (InvestmentNews—Crain Communications)
Automated for the People (Meatingplace—MTG Media Group)
2016 MFE Concept Community (Multifamily Executive—Hanley Wood)
Remodeling Design Awards (Remodeling—Hanley Wood Media)
10 Principles of  Organizational Culture (strategy+business—PwC)

Newsletter of the Year finalists (in alphabetical order)

CEO Update (CEO Update—Leading Authorities)
No-Till Makes Farmers More Profitable (No Till Farmer–Lessiter Media)