ASBPE announces 2019 Azbee Awards of Excellence finalists



ASBPE congratulates all the finalists of the Azbee Awards of Excellence competition! For 2019, we received more than 1,000 entries and had a large team of experienced B2B editors, writers and designers serving as judges in 68 categories.

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 GenerationB2B, the 2019 ASBPE National Conference at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., on May 9-10, 2019. 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 2019 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 Division finalists (in alphabetical order)

Architect (Hanley Wood)
Automotive News (Crain Communications)
BUILDER (Hanley Wood)
District Administration (LRP Media Group)
Florida Trend (Times Publishing)
ISE magazine (Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers)
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News (Haymarket Media)
Professional Builder (SGC Horizon)
The Meeting Professional (Meeting Professionals International)
University Business (LRP Media Group)

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

ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
Cannabis Business Times (GIE Media, Inc.)
design:retail (Emerald Expositions)
EXHIBITOR (Exhibitor Media Group)
Healthcare Design (Emerald Expositions)
restaurant development + design (Zoomba Group)
Security Management (ASIS International)
tED magazine (National Association of Electrical Distributors)
Trade Show Executive (Trade Show Executive, Inc.)
Wearables (Advertising Specialty Institute)

Website of the Year finalists (in alphabetical order)

ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
American Banker (SourceMedia)
Engineering News-Record (BNP Media)
Financial Planning (SourceMedia)
FreightWaves (FreightWaves)
Human Resource Executive (LRP Media Group)
McKnight’s Senior Living (Haymarket Media)
SevenFifty Daily (SevenFifty)
TechRepublic (CBS Interactive)

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

“ABA Journal Legal Rebels” ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
“The R.W, Kern Center at Hampshire College” Architect (Hanley Wood)
“Sky High Growth” Colorado Patio & Landscape (Association Media Partners)
“dvm360 Leadership Challenge: Cyberbullying” dvm360, Vetted and Firstline magazines (UBM Animal Care)
“Oroville Overhaul” Engineering News-Record (BNP Media)
“Cross-Platform Coverage of a Hospital” Imaging Technology News (ITN) (Scranton Gillette Communications)
“When Will the Wells Fargo Scandals End?” Investment Advisor (ALM)
“2018 MFE Concept Community: Building Positive + Living Well” Multifamily Executive (Hanley Wood)
“Delaying Day Zero” SGC Water Infrastructure Group (Scranton Gillette Communications)
“The Future of Food” TechRepublic (CBS Interactive)