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Best in Business

November 2013

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Division X: Social Media

Select 10-15 entries on Twitter or Facebook from one account over the course of 2013 that demonstrate skill in the medium. Consideration will be given to breaking news, news value, creativity and "what makes an account worth following." Judging will take into account different approaches to social-media use. A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges ...[Read More]
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Division II: Individual/ Small Group Blog

An entry will consist of the entrant's URL, plus four permalink URLs of work from 2013 that illustrates quality and strength over time. Eligible entries will be from media blogs and websites that are done by no more than 3 people and aren't affiliated with a larger media organization. A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please ...[Read More]

October 2013

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Best in Business competition opens Dec. 2; Largest event of its kind closes Jan. 31, 2014

Special to SABEW PHOENIX – The 19th annual Best in Business competition will open for entries on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.   The contest, the largest of its kind, honors excellence in business journalism across all news platforms. "Honoring the best work in business journalism is one of the most exciting and important things we at SABEW get to do," said Joanna Ossinger, 2013 BiB committee chair. Several ...[Read More]

October 2012

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Division XIII: Technology

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Division XII: Student

This open category will honor the best work of student business journalists. An entry will consist of any story or package of stories written or produced by a college or university student who also is a member of SABEW. Work done for school news organizations will be judged separately from work done for professional news organizations. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Division XI: Small Business

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Division IX: Real Estate

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Division VIII: Personal Finance

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. Judges will weigh the missions and sizes of entrants. An entry will consist of up to five pieces of work, including side elements such as videos and graphics. A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit entries as ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Division VII: Radio/TV

A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit entries as permalink URLs. Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, graphics. Content from an organization's website, even if online-only, should ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

VI.(c) Weeklies/biweeklies

If demand warrants, weekly and biweekly categories will be separated. A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

VI.(b) Print — Magazines

A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, graphics. Group Magazines 1: Magazines with circulation up to 100,000 Group ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

VI.(a) Print — Daily newspapers

A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including but not limited to stories, videos, graphics. Content from an organization's website, even if online-only, ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Division V: News Agencies

Division IV: News Agencies Eligible entrants: Primary business activity is distributing news to news organizations and other business entities. A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit entries as PDFs or permalink URLs. Unless otherwise noted, entries may ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Division IV: International

This category is open to media organizations based outside the United States, as well as work by U.S.-based organizations that is datelined outside the U.S. This division is platform-agnostic. A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit entries as PDFs or permalink ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Division III: Innovation

Stories, projects, initiatives that exemplify creativity and originality. Judges will interpret this category broadly. Examples might include unique uses of multimedia elements, mobile apps or data visualization projects that debuted in 2012. It could be a package of stories that use nontraditional storytelling techniques. The division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Division I: Digital

Group Digital 1: Up to 2.5 million unique users per month Group Digital 2: More than 2.5 million unique users per month A one-page cover letter may be submitted with entries as a PDF. (To help the judges keep track of things, please style the PDF title like this: yournamecoverletter.PDF) Submit entries as permalink URLs. Unless otherwise noted, entries may include up to five elements, including ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

RULES FOR EACH DIVISION AND CATEGORY

I. Division: Digital Digital Eligible entrants’ primary business activity is disseminating news and information through a digital platform (online, mobile, etc.) Digital news organization groupings Group Digital 1: Up to 2.5 million unique users per month Group Digital 2: More than 2.5 million unique users per month Digital categories 1. General Excellence An entry will consist ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

GENERAL RULES

GENERAL RULES ELIGIBILITY: Best in Business is open to regular members of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in good standing as of the date of entry. Regular membership is defined by SABEW’s constitution and bylaws, particularly Article III. (View at http://sabew.org/about/constitution-and-bylaws/.) Good standing means SABEW received your membership dues and your membership ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE CATEGORIES

CATEGORY HIGHLIGHTS: Within each division are all or several of the following categories. General Excellence: A news organization’s quality, strength and consistency over time. Breaking News:  Coverage of a single news event on the day it breaks. Can be reactive reporting of news that breaks, or proactive news broken by a reporter or news organization’s reporting staff. Judges will be ...[Read More]
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE DIVISIONS

DIVISION HIGHLIGHTS: Digital: Eligible entrants’ primary business activity is disseminating news and information through a digital platform (online, mobile, etc.) Individual/ Small Group Blog: Blog written by no more than three journalists that is independent of a larger news outlet or publication. Innovation: Stories, projects, initiatives that exemplify creativity and originality. International: ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Spotlight: Second Thoughts: Secondary Market Redefines Ticket Business

Editor’s note:  Some of the nation’s best business journalism was honored this year in the SABEW Best in Business competition. To understand that journalism and share some of the strategies involved, SABEW will feature selected winners in a new periodic web feature “How We Did the Story.”   "Second Thoughts: Secondary Market Redefines Ticket Business" was a Best in Business winner ...[Read More]
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

SABEW’s BIB to open Dec. 3; Small Business, Technology added as categories

Special to SABEW PHOENIX, Oct. 16, 2012 — SABEW's 18th annual Best in Business competition opens for entries on Monday, Dec. 3, with two new categories, Small Business and Technology. Also new this year: Innovation, a category that will recognize creative and bold initiatives across all facets of business journalism, from exciting new apps to interesting storytelling experiments. This replaces ...[Read More]

July 2011

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Search On For 11 Missing As Oil Rig Inferno Rages

(Editor's note: In less than a year, SABEW will conduct its Best in Business competition, which honors the best work in business journalism nationally. Every week leading up to the contest, SABEW will showcase award-winners from 2010 in this space. It's not too early to begin gathering your entries from calendar year 2011. Enjoy this new feature. We hope you will be inspired by the excellence we will ...[Read More]

March 2010

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

SABEW announces winners in 15th annual competition

The New York Times leads with 13 winning entries....[Read More]

December 2009

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

2009 Rules and Information

You can find all rules and information for the 2009 BIB Contest here....[Read More]

November 2009

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

BIB 2009 Student Contest

Recognizes the good work being done at colleges and universities to further business journalism and graduate strong business journalists. SABEW invites students to submit their best work. Rules The judges will pick two winners: one for the best business story in a student publication and one for the best business story in a professional publication. Winners will receive $250 each, plus a scholarship ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

BIB 2009 Online Contest

The BIB Online Contest selects outstanding business news published on the Internet. Updated: Enter Online Here Online Contest Rules A permalink URL must be included on the entry form.  If the site is password-protected, the password must be listed on the entry form. Check the password-protected box and enter the username and password. The permalink URLs submitted should take the judges to the ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

BIB 2009 News Contest

The News Contest selects the best individual stories or packages of stories published by the business news media during 2009 in the following categories: Breaking News, Enterprise, Projects and Columns. At least one author of a story submitted as part of each News Contest entry must be a SABEW member. Each category of the News Contest is divided into subcategories based on circulation size. There ...[Read More]
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

BIB 2009 General Excellence

The General Excellence competition selects outstanding daily newspapers with a concentration of business news, weekly business newspapers, magazines and business Web sites (or business pages on general news sites). At least one member of a newspaper, magazine or online business staff must be a SABEW member to enter the General Excellence contest. In the General Excellence or News Contest, up to ...[Read More]

September 2009

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Best In Business 2008: Contest Rules

This year SABEW launches a Best of the Best award designed to reward the very best work entered in SABEW's Best in Business contest. After BIB judging is completed, two uber-judging panels (one for General Excellence, one for all other categories) will review all the winning entries. Best of the Best judging panels, made up of SABEW past presidents and Distinguished Service Award winners, will single ...[Read More]

August 2009

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Best In Business 2008: General Excellence Division Rules

The General Excellence division selects outstanding daily newspapers with a concentration of business news, weekly business newspapers, magazines and business Web sites (or business pages on general news sites). Contest categories for the General Excellence BIB contest division are: Daily Newspapers, Magazines, Weekly Newspapers....[Read More]

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