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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 2023 AABP Editorial Excellence Award contest is now closed for the year.  The awards were presented on June 26 at the summer conference in Detroit.

Lewis M. Conn Lifetime
Achievement Award

Mary Kramer of Crain Communications, receives the 2023 Lewis M. Conn Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lewis M. Conn Award, sponsored by Kodi Collective

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

2023 Editorial Excellence Awards

Awards Presentation

2022 Editorial Excellence Awards

2021 Editorial Excellence Awards

2020 Editorial Excellence Awards

2019 Editorial Excellence Awards

Powerpoint Download

Past Award Winners

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