The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW)

January 22, 2008 05:29 ET

SABEW Best in Business Journalism Contest Adds Online Division, Plus New Categories for Magazines

COLUMBIA, MO--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - The Society of American Business Editors and Writers' (SABEW) 14th annual Best in Business contest is now underway. This year's competition offers two major changes: a new division for online business news as well as new categories for business magazines.

The registration deadline is February 1, 2008. The contest is for work published in calendar 2007.

The Best in Business contest has three main components. The GENERAL EXCELLENCE competition honors outstanding daily newspaper business sections, weekly business newspapers, business web sites and business magazines. The NEWS competition honors outstanding stories published by the business news media. The ONLINE competition honors outstanding business journalism on the web. There also is a student competition.

New this year are three categories for business magazines: outstanding magazine cover stories are judged through a new category in the news contest, while general excellence for business magazines is judged through new categories in the general excellence contest and online contests.

Each contest is divided based on circulation or average monthly unique visitors. Entry fees vary depending on contest and publication size.

Most entries may be registered online by attaching PDFs or URLs, with nothing to mail to SABEW. An exception is general excellence for business sections, weekly business publications and business magazines, which all require that packets of sections being entered be compiled according to the rules and sent to SABEW. Also, online entries may require mailing of entries and credit card payments to SABEW.

For complete contest rules as well as detailed instructions on how to prepare entries and register online, see www.sabew.org.

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