The Larry Birger Young Journalist Contest is open for entries

Posted By Aimee O'Grady on Friday May 31, 2019

Entries are being accepted for the sixth annual SABEW award honoring a top young business journalist. The winner will receive $1,500 plus a stipend to travel to New York where the award will be presented during SABEW’s annual fall conference.

Journalists 29 years old and younger during 2018 are eligible. (A journalist who turned 30 during 2018 is eligible). The entry deadline is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 31, 2019. See complete rules and instructions.

About Larry Birger
The Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award is named after Birger, the former Miami Herald business editor who served as SABEW president in 1977. Birger was later a partner in rbb Communications of Miami, Fla. until his death in 1998. The award is made possible by a gift from rbb Communications.

2018 Winner
Alex Heath, 25, a senior reporter for Cheddar, was the 2018 winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist contest.

SABEW is the largest organization of business journalists in the world. For more information, contact Renee McGivern at

About rbb Communications:
rbb is a leading integrated communications agency that champions breakout brands. Through proprietary research, rbb inspires companies with insights to create customer passion that delivers bottom line results. rbb offers media relations, digital marketing, influencer engagement, corporate communications, social media management and creative services/advertising. Specialty practices include consumer products/services, travel, health, entertainment, professional services, real estate, higher education and reputation management. With offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, New York and Los Angeles, the firm also has international reach across more than 100 cities in 50 countries through its partnership in PROI Worldwide, the largest global network of independent communications agencies. For more information, visit or call (305) 448-7450.

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