Editor’s Note: More Wins!
Biz New Orleans is still such a new publication — we’ll celebrate our fourth year of publication in October — but in that short time I’ve been very proud of how we stand with our peers, not only nationally but internationally.
We are members of the Alliance of Area Business Publishers (AABP), a national organization representing 55 business-focused magazines and newspapers in the United States, Canada and Australia. Every June they hold their annual conference and awards and this year was our third year attending. I’m excited to say that every year we’ve walked out with awards. For our first year in publication it was a bronze award for Best Design for one of our features. Last year we were awarded a bronze for Best Daily Email and a silver for Best Recurring Feature (our Why Didn’t I Think of That series).
This year’s competition included 484 entries from 37 publications across three countries that were judged by 24 members of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. I’m excited to say that we again took home a silver for Best Recurring Feature (this time for our entertainment column) and a gold for Most Improved Publication. That last award is the result of last year’s redesign, the work of our amazing art director, Sarah George.
You never do what you do to get awards, but it certainly is nice to be recognized by your peers. We are honored to receive these awards, but we are especially honored every day to cover all the booming industries in Southeast Louisiana.