Magazine staffers take home a total of five awards, including two golds and a bronze for Best Magazine, at this year’s Alliance of Area Business Publications Editorial Excellence Awards in Des Moines, Iowa.
Business North Carolina won gold prizes in the journalism category for best feature and best personality profile at the Alliance of Area Business Publications’ annual summer meeting. The AABP awards recognizes excellence in journalism, photography and design by regional business publications.
The prizes were two of five won by the magazine. The competition, judged by University of Missouri journalism faculty, attracted 644 entries from 46 regional business magazines and newspapers in the U.S., Canada and Australia. BNC won silver prizes for best recurring feature, best local coverage of a national/economic story and a bronze award in the Best Magazine category.
Commenting on the bronze award for Best Magazine, the judges wrote, “Excellent reporting marks a strong publication that covers the business of North Carolina in a thorough and varied way. Its statewide coverage is strong and the writing is some of the best in this category.”
Other awards went to:
- Gold, best feature: “Palate loader,” by Matthew Burns about restaurant Golden Corral.
- Gold, best personality feature: “Peddle to the Metal,” by Edward Martin about Formula One’s Gene Hass
- Silver, best local coverage of a national business/economic story: “Changing of the Guard: GlaxoSmithKline slims down” by Edward Martin.
- Silver, best recurring feature: “Picture This” in the April (“Sweet Treats” on French Broad Chocolate Lounge), June (“Family ties” on Capel Rugs) and October (“Paper mates” on Jackson Paper) issues.
Business North Carolina is a Charlotte-based monthly magazine that focuses on the people, events and trends that shape business in North Carolina. Since it began publication in 1981, it has won more than 120 national awards for its writing, reporting, and design.