NSTORE, INDESIGN Win Seven Awards

Jewelry industry publications have record year

01 AUGUST 2011, NEW YORK, USA
Summary
INSTORE and INDESIGN today added seven Tabbie Awards to their collection of publishing accolades, including three Gold Awards, two Silver Awards and two Honorable Mentions.

INSTORE and INDESIGN today added seven Tabbie Awards to their collection of publishing accolades, including three Gold Awards, two Silver Awards and two Honorable Mentions.

Managing Editor Eileen McClelland took home Gold Awards in both the Feature Article and How-To Article categories. Her winning feature, in the August 2010 issue of INSTORE, was a profile of Salt Lake City jewelry store, O.C. Tanner. The piece looked at why the business had won the magazine's coveted America's Coolest Stores competition that year.

"This story was very well researched and did a great job telling a story in a concise and compelling manner," one judge commented. "Excellent job."

The magazines' total haul in the 2011 Tabbie Awards includes:

Feature Article - Gold

INSTORE, O.C. Tanner, August 2010

How-To Article - Gold

INSTORE, Wow! September 2010

Feature Design - Gold

INSTORE, Future 12 Elements, April 2010

How-to Article - Silver

INDESIGN, About Face, May 2010

Feature Design - Silver

INDESIGN, The Year's 50 Most Visible Jewelry Brands, Sep/Oct 2010

Best Single Issue - Top 25

INDESIGN, Sep/Oct 2010

Department - Honorable Mention

INSTORE, Best of the Best

"Our first goal is always to provide American jewelers with the most useful, most interesting publications possible," says INSTORE and INDESIGN Group Editorial Director David Squires. "But recognition for our terrific staff is always welcome. I think this year's TABPI success is a pretty good sign that we're doing the right things to get our readers a publication they will continue to value."

Since the Tabbie Awards first started in 2004, they have applauded the editorial quality and design innovation of INSTORE and INDESIGN a total of 21 times. Additionally, the magazines have been recognized by the Folio Awards, min's Editorial & Design Awards, Jewelry Information Center, and the Jesse H. Neal Awards.

The 2011 Tabbie Awards featured nearly 400 entries, with nominations coming from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., India, New Zealand and South Africa.

Presented by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI), this editorial and design competition was open to English-language b2b publications worldwide, published at least quarterly. Complete results, along with selected comments from the judges and samples of the winning entries, are available at www.tabpi.org.

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SmartWork Media produces market-leading media products for retailers in the jewelry and eyecare industries. Over the last decade, SmartWork Media's business publications have earned more than 65 national and international awards, including a Jesse H. Neal Award. Products include INSTORE magazine (serving more than 22,000 North American jewelers) and INVISION magazine for eye care professionals. SmartWork Media is based in New York, NY.