The 2013 Neal Awards open for entries
Oct. 9, 2012 - The 59th annual Jesse H. Neal Awards are now open for entries! Dubbed “the Pulitzer Prize of business media,” the Neal Awards recognize the very best in b-to-b editorial.
Two categories have been added to the competition this year: Best Subject-Related Package and Best Theme Issue of a Magazine. ABM has added more than 11 new Neal Award categories in recent years to accommodate the changing nature of b-to-b journalism, including awards for social media and mobile.
Many of the past Neal Award winners showcased the ability of b-to-b media to be integral to larger issues (above, check out a video of 2012 winners at the Neal Awards Gala). McGraw-Hill’s Architectural Record won the Grand Neal Award and Best Integrated Package Award in 2012 for “New York: The Death and Life of a Great American City.” “We wanted to do something special about New York City, not just to commemorate 9/11 but to celebrate the achievement and design of the city,” said Editor-In-Chief Cathleen McGuigan. “I think we did it in a lively and interesting way, and apparently the judges thought so too.”
Changes to the competition this year include:
- Tear sheets are no longer required for most print entries. They will now be accepted as PDFs of print pages.
- There will be four finalists for each of the 20 categories to better reflect the quality of the entries.
- ABM staff will not correct errors or alert you to problems with an entry submitted after Dec. 7.
The early bird deadline for entries is Nov. 16, the regular deadline is Dec. 7 and the final deadline is Dec. 14. All finalists will be notified of their status. Award winners and the winner of the Grand Neal will be announced at the Neal Awards ceremony on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in New York City.
For more information on the 2013 Neal Awards, click here.
For a full gallery of last year's winners and finalists, click here.
Established in 1955, the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. They are named after ABM’s first managing director, who remained active in promoting the industry throughout his life.