2017 Best in Business FAQ

Here are some basic questions and answers regarding the BIB.

Q: Do I have to be a SABEW member to enter?
A: Yes. At the time of submission, entrants must be either an individual member of SABEW or a journalist listed on a current institutional membership. If you are unsure if you’re a part of an institutional membership, please contact your organization’s SABEW representative or SABEW staff at sabew@sabew.org.

Q: What is a “publication,” “category” and “size group” as defined by the contest?
A: “Publication” doesn’t only mean something that appears in print. “Publication” refers to any media outlet where your work might appear, in print, broadcast or online. “Category” refers to the size of the news organization’s editorial staff. “Size group” refers to circulation size of the publication. “Size group” is not being used for this contest.

If you have a question or concern about your assigned publication, category or size group, please contact BIB@sabew.org.

Q: The rules state that I am limited to three elements per entry. What if I am submitting work from a series?
A: We recommend selecting the three best examples from the series.

Q: Can I “park” an entry in mid-submission and go back to it later?
A: Absolutely. Entries are stored in “My Contest Entries” if you need to take a break, gather more information, etc. You may resume the entry process at your convenience.

Q: Can I pay for multiple entries all at once? 
A: Yes. Your entries are stored under “My Contest Entries” until you’re ready to submit. Upon completion of all entries, you can pay for all entries at one time.

Q: Are non-U.S. media eligible for other categories beyond the international division?
A: Yes. They may compete in the same categories as their U.S. counterparts.

Q: Can freelancers enter the Best in Business contest?
A: Yes. Freelancers who enter must be SABEW members.

Q: When will I find out if I won?
A: Winners and honorable mentions will be notified during the month of March. They will be honored at the BIB Awards Ceremony on April 27, 2018 at our annual conference in Washington, D.C.

Still can’t find the answer?  SABEW can help. Contact us at BIB@sabew.org or 602-496-7862.

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