Winners of the 2009 Tabbies—awards organized by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI)—were announced this week. The Tabbies recognize English-language trade, association, and business publications worldwide with a common dedication to editorial ethics and excellence. Some 500 entries were submitted for judging in this year’s awards. JCK was recognized as the winner of two Silver Tabbies for Best Single Issue and Best Feature Article.
Silver Winner, Best Single Issue
JCK April 2008 “The Green Issue”
“JCK has put together a nearly perfect issue—it’s simple to navigate and packed with practical information that’s presented in an easy-to-read format. The articles in the Green Issue section are all timely and relevant. They go beyond the trite information presented to consumers to actually explore avenues relevant to jewelers.”
“The entire magazine has excellent flow; articles and news items are logically placed. Everything is well-written and the reporting is upbeat and targeted. Overall, the magazine is outstanding.”
Silver Winner, Best Feature Article
JCK Luxury Winter 2008, “Seal of Disapproval”
by Carrie Soucy, Editor; and Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
“JCK presented one of the best researched and effective feature stories. Jennifer and Carrie presented a compelling story about COO that directly affects their audience’s way of doing business. Both authors analyzed the problem with Made in China and how COO can impact sales for their audience. They quoted multiple sources and went beyond just using experts’ quotes to analyze the information they gathered. The feature is well-organized and contains multiple examples of the labels for COO and different ways that the audience can use COO to benefit sales. The layout is clean and easy to follow with a very stylized and polished presentation. The photos are blended into the text in an appealing form. Art elements enhance the story, and are relevant to presenting the story. Overall, excellent.”
“The lead hooked me and I’d like to thank the writer for a great read. Solid reporting on an important topic.”
Read “Seal of Disapproval” online.
For more information about the Tabbies, log onto the organization’s web site.