The Society of American Business Editors and Writers has extended the deadline for its annual Best in Business contest by one week to Feb. 1.
The deadline was this coming Monday, Jan. 25.
The contest, which honors the best business journalism in print and online, is the largest of its kind, drawing more than 700 entries across a variety of categories. SABEW made the entry system all electronic this year.
“Our new computerized process is adding technical steps for entrants — many of whom have lost their in-office technical support to layoffs and buyouts — and we want to be sure we can help everyone who wants to enter do so,” said Beth Hunt, manager of editorial operations at American City Business Journals and the person overseeing the contest this year.
Because the entry process involves several technical steps that sometimes require technical support from SABEW staff, Hunt urged those journalists planning to enter to not wait until the last minute.
Hunt said that SABEW already has about half of the number of entries that it received last year.
The winners are expected to be announced in late February, and they will receive their awards at the SABEW conference in Phoenix in March.