2020 Tabbies Call for Entries


Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI) is sponsoring the 2020 Tabbie Award, the worldwide B2B journalism competition. Given the current restrictions, with many organizations on hold or working remotely, TABPI would like to extend the already late deadline for this year’s Tabbies.

This means if you haven’t gotten your entries in for this year’s Tabbie Awards, there’s still time! The new extended deadline is May 1st, 2020.

This renowned competition, now in its 17th year, averages 500 submissions annually — and features nominations that come from across the world, including: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

“We’ve already received entries from a wide variety of industries,” said TABPI president, Paul Heney. “But we’ve also heard from many publications — where the work at home restrictions are impacting their ability to do business efficiently — asking for an extension. Given these extraordinary times, we wanted to offer these publications more time to take part in 2020. Entering the Tabbie Awards is an excellent way to honor the hard work of your editorial, design, and social media teams.”

The Tabbies honor the best in international B2B publications — including editorial, design, digital, and social media.

Here are this year’s categories:

Feature Design
Front Cover, Digital Imagery
Front Cover, Illustration 
Front Cover, Photograph 
Front Cover, Special Issue 
Opening Page or Spread

Best Single Issue
Editor’s Column
Feature Article
Focus/Profile Article
How-To Article
Regular Column
Special Section
Technical Article

Best B2B Website
Best Use of Social Media

Submissions can be made by following this link: https://tabpi.submittable.com. Judges for the competition are culled from suggestions of regional editorial groups around the world. Submit by May 1st, 2020. Winners will now be announced in August 2020.

Thank you so much for all of your support. Stay healthy!



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View 2019 Award Winners

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Best Single Issue

Gold Winner

New Zealand Doctor
15 August 2018 Issue
New Zealand Doctor editorial team

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Feature Article

Gold Winner

The One-and-Done Dilemma
Rachel Stark-Mason

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Best B2B Website

Gold Winner

Jeremy White, Denise Greer, Josh Keown

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Front Cover, Digital Imagery

Gold Winner

Life Goes On
Arnel Reynon

“With TABPI’s support, we can fund many special programs to honor excellence in b2b media, support journalism students and provide continuing education to professional journalists”

- Fischbach, a past ASBPE National President and a former Young Leader Scholar.