This international awards competition is open to trade, association, and business magazines (both print and online-only) and websites published completely or partially in English. Magazines and websites must accept paid advertising. For print magazines to be eligible, they must be published at least three times per year. Eligible work for the 2021 Tabbies must have been published in calendar year 2020.

All entries become the property of TABPI, and all decisions by the judges are final. Winners will be notified on or about August 1st, 2021. Up to three winners in each category will receive plaques, and certificates may be sent to additional winners. Multiple submissions in categories are permitted, but a given publication title may not win more than one award per category.

The standard deadline for submissions is FRIDAY, MARCH 26th, 2021. The entry fee is 95.00 USD per submission. 

PAYMENT NOTE: If you will be paying by check, please use the categories that include the (Paying by check) designation. Due to some limitations that are being worked out, credit card entries will each be charged individually. If you are entering a large number of categories and wish to have one single charge for all entries, you may enter using the (Paying by check) categories and contact the TABPI office at info@tabpi.org for a separate credit card form.

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1. Submit one complete in-depth feature article that appeared in a single issue.


Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one complete in-depth feature article that appeared in a single issue.


Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one cover with a computer-generated or digitally modified image as the central focus.


Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one cover with a computer-generated or digitally modified image as the central focus.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one cover with an illustration as the central focus.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one cover with an illustration as the central focus.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one cover with one or more photographic images as the central focus. Original or stock photography may be used.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one cover with one or more photographic images as the central focus. Original or stock photography may be used.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one example of an opening page (single page) or an opening spread (two side by side pages) from a feature article.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one example of an opening page (single page) or an opening spread (two side by side pages) from a feature article.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1.  Please submit your URL, any required passwords/logins and a short (250 word maximum) description of this site, its mission, and your readership. 


1.  Please submit your URL, any required passwords/logins and a short (250 word maximum) description of this site, its mission, and your readership. 


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1. Submit images of (or online links to) three complete e-newsletter issues, along with a short (500 word maximum) description of the newsletter’s mission, frequency, circulation numbers and audience.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January editions are eligible if they were sent before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit images of (or online links to) three complete e-newsletter issues, along with a short (500 word maximum) description of the newsletter’s mission, frequency, circulation numbers and audience.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January editions are eligible if they were sent before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. FOR THIS CATEGORY ONLY: Fill out the form as normal. Mail THREE copies of the issue being submitted to our offices at:

TABPI

8870 Lakeview Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44138
UNITED STATES

*** Notes: Mailing hard copies is optional in 2021, as we know some staffs are working remotely and may not be able to mail a physical copy.

All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. FOR THIS CATEGORY ONLY: Fill out the form as normal. Mail THREE copies of the issue being submitted to our offices at:

TABPI

8870 Lakeview Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44138
UNITED STATES

*** Notes: Mailing hard copies is optional in 2021, as we know some staffs are working remotely and may not be able to mail a physical copy.

All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

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1. Submit two separate examples of any regular department that appears at least four times per year. This can include regular columns that are either staff-written or contributed. Please upload two files, do not combine them into one file.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit two separate examples of any regular department that appears at least four times per year. 

This can include regular columns that are either staff-written or contributed. Please upload two files, do not combine them into one file.  Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one signed editorial, written by a full-time staff member.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one signed editorial, written by a full-time staff member.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one complete in-depth feature article that appeared in a single issue or online.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one complete in-depth feature article that appeared in a single issue or online.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one article that focuses on a reader, individual, or company within the publication’s covered industry.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one article that focuses on a reader, individual, or company within the publication’s covered industry.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

13. How-To Article
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1. Submit one complete how-to article. Entries should focus on how to solve a problem, not simply cover a technology (those should be entered in the Technical Article category, #15).

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one complete how-to article. Entries should focus on how to solve a problem, not simply cover a technology (those should be entered in the Technical Article category, #15).

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit a special editorial section that appeared within one issue or online. No advertorials.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit a special editorial section that appeared within one issue or online. No advertorials.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit a technical article that appeared within one issue or online. Entries should focus on a technology applicable to readers, and not how to solve a technical problem (those should be entered in How-To Article, #13).

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit a technical article that appeared within one issue or online. Entries should focus on a technology applicable to readers, and not how to solve a technical problem (those should be entered in How-To Article, #13).

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2021. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit features, stories, news, online coverage, etc. showing your industry's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, how it affected the industry, and/or what it meant for your readership.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. Information from a December/January issue is eligible if it was mailed before 1/1/2021.

1. Submit features, stories, news, online coverage, etc. showing your industry's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, how it affected the industry, and/or what it meant for your readership.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2020. Information from a December/January issue is eligible if it was mailed before 1/1/2021.

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