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Australia’s Police Journal awarded Gold 2021 Tabbie Award

The Police Association of South Australia has taken out a gold award at the 2021 Tabbie Awards, with a number of other Australian and New Zealand B2B and association publications also recognised for excellence.

The Police Association of South Australia’s publication, Police Journal, was awarded Gold in the Best Feature Article category, for Editor Brett Williams’ article ‘Torn almost limb from limb’. 

The Tabbie judges said the piece was “an immersive article that brings the reader to the scene of the depicted event”.

“This writer is an excellent storyteller, sharing details with an authentic yet compassionate voice. The design stayed true to the storyline, not shying away from sharing somewhat graphic images of an injury (which may not be for the faint of heart). Grateful this person made a full recovery!”

This is the second year running that Brett Williams has received a Gold award for a feature article in the awards. 

Police Journal was also awarded honourable mentions in the Best Single Issue and Best COVID-19 Coverage categories. 

Other Australian and New Zealand publications to be recognised were:

The Tabbie Awards are organised by The Association of Business Publications International (TABPI). The organisation aims to bring together editors working for English-language print and online publications worldwide, encouraging a common dedication to editorial ethics and excellence.

The 2021 Tabbie Awards featured nominations from across the globe, with submissions from Australia, the USA, Canada, the UK and New Zealand. This year’s competition grew markedly, with more submissions than any year since 2017.

TABPI President Paul J. Heney said that this year’s entries highlighted how important B2B journalism is to the multitude of industries it serves.

“Judges raved about how publishers pushed forward, even in the midst of a global pandemic. The work submitted for the Tabbies each year continues to show the astonishing print and online journalism that continues to happen in this space,” Heney said. 

“Around the world, editors and designers are doing quality work, meaningful to the industries they serve — and we’re proud to help spotlight it.”

Complete results, along with selected comments from the judges and samples of the winning entries, are available at www.tabpi.org/awards/2021-tabbie-awards 

Written by Staff writer

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