Key Media & Research (KMR), parent company to Door and Window Market magazine, is proud to announce that several of [DWM]’s staff members are among the finalists for the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) Azbee Awards of Excellence. Presented across a range of publication types, including everything from business-to-business and trade magazines to websites, newspapers and newsletters, ASBPE’s awards are among the most prestigious and competitive for the field of trade publications. Finalists are awarded across eight regions and the program’s top entries nationwide receive national awards spanning 60 categories.

Selected as a regional finalist in the category of All Content – Impact/Investigative is “Put Your Guards Up.” Written by [DWM] publisher and editorial director Tara Taffera and designed by Dawn Campbell, art director, the article delves into workplace safety and proper machine guarding. Published in [DWM]’s March 2020 edition, the story delivers an anecdotal “punch” with some of the industry’s most tragic stories, increasing awareness for lifesaving issues.

In the category of Feature Article Design, an article from [DWM]’s May-June 2020 edition is both a regional and national finalist. Designed by Campbell and conceptualized by [DWM] editor Drew Vass, “Going Viral” visually parallels industry news and developments alongside the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Also in the category of Design – Infographics, art director Saundra Hutchison is a regional finalist for her work on [DWM]’s standing department: Indices. Hutchison is a finalist for her presentation of industry related statistics through the use of infographics.

Other ASBPE finalists include two of [DWM]’s sister publications: AGRR and USGlass magazines.

USGlass assistant editor Jordan Scott and editor Ellen Rogers are regional finalists in the category of All Content for their work on “The Great Debate: How the Industry is Addressing Thermal Stress Breakage in the Spandrel Cavity.” As editorial director of AGRR magazine, Taffera, and art director, Dawn Campbell, are among the regional finalist in the category of Design – Front Cover, Typographic, for the cover of the March-April 2020 edition.

“Even in a year when our team has had to adapt and adjust to a variety of logistical challenges, the talent of our staff managed to shine through,” said KMR president Debra Levy. “I am so proud that they have been recognized and named finalists by ASBPE.”

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