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SABEW Canada's Best in Business Awards Now Accepting Submissions

 

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TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Entry is now open for the 2016 Best In Business Canada Awards, celebrating excellence in Canadian business journalism.

This is the third year of the awards, which are sponsored by the Canadian chapter of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW). The 2016 BIB Canada Awards are the only awards in Canada to specifically recognize exemplary works of journalism that relate to business, finance and the economy in Canada.

Entries for the 2016 BIB Canada Awards must have been published, broadcast and posted online during the 2016 calendar year. The fee per entry is US$45, inclusive of federal and provincial taxes. Freelancers are eligible for a US$15 rebate, which can be requested by contacting [email protected].


For a full list of rules, please visit: https://sabew.org/canada/bib-contest-canada/  

CONTEST CATEGORIES

Investigative

This division is format- and platform-agnostic.

In-depth, watchdog reporting that: a) presents important information that was unknown to the general public and was unavailable from other sources before publication; b) demonstrates an obvious need for change in law/policy/behaviour.

Commentary

This division is format- and platform-agnostic.

Reported coverage that reflects the point of view of a writer, writers and/or news organization. Includes blogs as well as unsigned editorials and individual columns.

Entrants should choose their best four examples and submit them as permalink URLs.

For unsigned editorials, names of editorial board members must be included in the list of contributors.

Feature (long-form)

This division is format- and platform-agnostic.

A single story or series that: a) does not require a time element to be relevant; b) demonstrates creative approaches to writing and/or presentation; c) is longer than 2,000 words.

Feature (short-form)

This division is format- and platform-agnostic.

A single story or series that: a) does not require a time element to be relevant; b) demonstrates creative approaches to writing and/or presentation; c) is shorter than 2,000 words.

Personal finance/investing

This division is format- and platform-agnostic.

Personal finance reporting and/or commentary on any platform. Works may be from one reporter or from various reporters covering personal finance.

Entrants should choose their best five examples and submit them as permalink URLs.

Multimedia

Entries can be packages that combine multimedia elements in unique and interesting ways (data visualization, computational art, video, etc.). Data visualization projects are encouraged for entry in this category, as are stories, projects and initiatives that exemplify creativity and originality.

Judges will interpret this category broadly. Examples might include unique uses of multimedia elements, mobile apps or data visualization projects that debuted in 2016. It could be a package of stories that use nontraditional storytelling techniques.

The division is format- and platform-agnostic. Entries will be judged against each other, with judges weighing mission and size of entrant.

For paid tablet or smartphone apps, entrants must make access available to SABEW for judges' use.

Package or ongoing series

This division is format- and platform-agnostic.

A collection of articles and/or multimedia elements on a particular topic or theme that work together to tell a memorable story. Works may be from one reporter or from various reporters contributing to the package. Submit 3-6 elements.

Beat reporting

This division is format- and platform-agnostic.

Reporting on a beat of your choosing, such as energy, technology, small business and media. Entry requires three stories. Entry may be from one reporter only.

Profile

This division is format- and platform-agnostic. A business-themed profile of a person or company that informs and engages the reader.

Breaking News

This division is format- and platform-agnostic.

A story or collection of stories during a 24-hour period covering a breaking business news event. Works may be from one reporter or from various reporters from the organization. Must include a cover letter explaining how the online coverage added value and differentiated itself from other publications. Infographics, accompanying photos and other media that added to the coverage may be included.

Local

This division is format- and platform- agnostic.

This category is open to non-national news outlets and covers business reporting that focuses on a local issue or the local impact of a national or global business issue.

This category is open to either individual reporters or to a team of reporters. Submit up to three elements.

Note: Judges reserve the right to move an entry into a different category if they deem it miscategorized.

Click here for the PDF version of the 2016 BIB Canada Rules. If you have questions, please contact SABEW Canada's chairperson, Dawn Calleja, at [email protected].

About SABEW

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) is a 50-year-old organization with more than 3,000 members across the globe. Journalists from The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, CNN and other organizations, big and small, are involved in the organization.

About SABEW Canada

A group of Canadian journalists launched SABEW Canada, SABEW's first international chapter, last year. We now have more than 200 members, among them reporters and editors from The Globe and Mail, National Post, Canadian Business, Maclean's, MoneySense, Bloomberg, Canadian Press, the Wall Street Journal and more.

SABEW Canada's mission statement is simple: We want to define and inspire excellence in business journalism. We do that by hosting educational events with company chief executives, leading business journalists and well-known politicians, among others. We also offer teletraining to members to help improve their skills, and hold networking events where business journalists can make new connections, as well as catch up with colleagues and friends.

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