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ASBPE congratulates all the finalists of the Azbee Awards of Excellence competition! This year more than 1,000 entries were received, and more than 75 experienced B2B editors and designers judged the 63 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 three Overall Excellence categories: Magazine of the Year, Website 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. 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 2020 ASBPE National Conference in Chicago on May 5-6, 2020. Learn more and register now for the national conference and banquet.

The 2019 Azbee finalists

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

Download a PDF of the 2020 Finalist List

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 Class finalists (in alphabetical order)

Architect (Hanley Wood)
Automotive News (Crain Communications Inc.)
BenefitsPRO (ALM Media LLC)
EXHIBITOR (Exhibitor Media Group)
Professional Builder (SGC Horizon)
Progressive Farmer (DTN/Progressive Farmer)

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

Chief Learning Officer (Human Capital Media)
HR Magazine (Society for Human Resource Management)
Security Management (ASIS International)
tED magazine (National Association of Electrical Distributors)
The Pragmatic
 (Pragmatic Institute)
Wood Floor Business (AB Media Inc.)

Website of the Year finalists (in alphabetical order)

CSO (IDG Communications, Inc.) csoonline.com
FreightWaves (FreightWaves) freightwaves.com
Hotel News Now (STR, LLC) hotelnewsnow.com
Human Resource Executive (LRP Media Group) hrexecutive.com
Law360 (Portfolio Media Inc.) law360.com
The Scientist (LabX Media group) the-scientist.com

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

“Even Mother Nature needs a CPA” NextGen magazine (New York State Society of CPAs)

“National Truck Driving Championships” Transport Topics (American Trucking Association)
“Professional Builder” Professional Builder (SGC Horizon)
“Retail Realities” Automotive News (Crain Communications Inc.)
“Tipping Point: The industry speaks out for change after Ken Fisher’s crude comments.” Investment Advisor (ALM Media LLC)
“Twenty Years of Trade Show Executive” Trade Show Executive (Trade Show Executive)