Deadline for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ 12th annual Best in Business contest is fast approaching. This year’s competition offers two major changes: registration of all entries online at http://www.sabew.org and a new contest category for business columnists.
The deadline for online registration of all entries is Feb. 1, 2006. Paper copies of entries must be sent to SABEW postmarked no later than Feb. 8, 2006. The contest is for work published in calendar 2005.
SABEW hopes to make life easier for busy business journalists by offering online registration for Best in Business entries. Follow the instructions at http://www.sabew.org and use handy dropdown menus to choose the appropriate contest category, join SABEW for 2006, and pay for both by credit card.
The new competition for business columnists is an attempt to recognize that columnists are an influential and popular read in many newspapers, as well as online, and SABEW wants to recognize this special breed of business journalists.
The Best in Business contest has two main components:  the SECTION competition to select outstanding daily newspaper business sections and weekly business newspapers; and  the NEWS contest to select the best individual stories or packages of stories published by the business news media.
Additionally, SABEW is once again inviting students interested in business journalism to enter its second Best in Business contest for students. There are two categories this year: breaking news and enterprise reporting.