This international awards competition is open to trade, association, and business publications (both print and online-only) and websites published completely or partially in English. Publications must accept paid advertising. Eligible work for the 2022 Tabbies must have been published in calendar year 2021.

All entries become the property of TABPI, and all decisions by the judges are final. Winners will be notified on or about August 15th, 2022. 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 extended deadline for submissions is FRIDAY, APRIL 29th, 2022, 11:59PM EDT. The entry fee is $155.00 per submission.

PAYMENT NOTE: Submittable has improved its payment system this year. When submitting an entry, you may now pay for that entry individually, or pay for all of your entries at once. If you prefer to pay by check, there is an option for that, as well, and instructions will be provided. If you have questions, simply contact the TABPI office at info@tabpi.org.

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 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. 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. Do not submit entire issue. Covers of print or digital-only issues are eligible.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one cover with an illustration as the central focus. Do not submit entire issue. Covers of print or digital-only issues are eligible.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. 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. Do not submit entire issue. Covers of print or digital-only issues are eligible.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one example of an opening page or opening spread from a feature article from print or the opening screenshot from a digital article.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

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

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit PDFs or online links to three complete e-newsletter issues (with any required passwords/logins), 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 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one complete regular print or digital-only publication. For print issues, submit it in PDF form or provide a link to the digital issue; do not mail in hard copies.


Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. 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.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one example of a regular editorial/opinion piece, written by a full-time staff member.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. 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. Multi-part online stories are eligible.

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

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

Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one complete print or online 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 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. 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 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one print or online technical article. 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 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

1. Submit one or a series of articles that cover(s) how the pandemic has affected or continues to affect your industry. Entries can be news- or feature-focused in nature.


Notes: All work must have a publication date of 2021. December/January issues are eligible if they were mailed before 1/1/2022. Otherwise, they should be entered in next year’s contest.

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