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Editorial Excellence Awards

AABP conducts an Editorial and Design Excellence Competition annually. The competition is coordinated and judged by faculty in the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The purpose of the competition is to encourage a high level of journalistic performance and service to communities by recognizing editorial excellence and outstanding visual presentation in regional business publications.

The 2021 awards competition is now open. To enter the awards, click HERE and choose 2021 AABP Editorial & Design Awards from the drop down. If you do not know how to enter or forgot your username or password, write us at:  The deadline to enter is March 12, 2021.

2021 Call for Entries Brochure

2020 Editorial Excellence Awards

2019 Editorial Excellence Awards

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Past Award Winners

Below are links to the Press Release and List of Award Winners for the last several years.

Lewis M. Conn Award

The Lewis M. Conn Award is named in honor of Lewis Conn, who was the owner/publisher of Kentucky Business Ledger — one of the oldest regional business publications in the US started shortly after WWII.

Learn more about the Lewis M. Conn Award