Plan Your Meetings’ 2012 Annual Guide has received three Azbee Awards of Excellence. The Azbees, given by the American Society of Business Publishers and Editors, are among the most competitive contests for business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications.
Plan Your Meetings, a multimedia educational resource for corporate meeting planners, is published by Atlanta Metropolitan Publishing. Its awards, for magazine design and content, are as follows:
- Feature article, group effort (national). “So You Say You Want a Revolution,” created by Kristi Casey Sanders, PYM’s creative vice president and chief storyteller, and contributors Keith Johnston and @MeetingBoy.
- How-to article (national). “Hybrid How-To” by Sanders.
- Front cover, computer-generated (regional). “Anatomy of a Meeting Planner,” designed by art director Jenny Schisler Hinely.
Publications represented at the Azbees cover everything from meeting planning to homeland security, to the environment and architecture.
“Because we’re an annual publication, we can’t enter categories like ‘magazine of the year’ because we don’t produce multiple copies,” Sanders said. “In fact, our annual guides only have three stories we can choose from when we submit for awards. To have both articles we sent in selected to receive national editorial awards of excellence, and our cover to bring home a regional design award, is a tremendous honor, especially since the Azbees are the most prestigious business-to-business publishing awards bestowed.”
This is the third time PYM has been honored by the Azbees. The 2010 Annual Guide earned Gold for graphics excellence and Bronze for how-to article; the 2011 Annual Guide earned four Azbees, Gold for graphics excellence, Silver for how-to story and feature article design, and Bronze for feature article design.
ASBPE’s Azbee Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters and digital media, including Web sites, e-newsletters, digital magazines and blogs. The competition is open to all U.S.-based publications.
To look at the online version of the 2012 Annual Guide, go HERE.