[DWM] Earns Fourth AZBEE Award, This Time a National

May 14th, 2021 by Editor

Key Media & Research (KMR) is proud to announce that Door and Window Market [DWM] magazine has earned a national award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). The award, for the category of Feature Article Design, marks the magazine’s fourth this year, including three regionals.

The latest award, a Bronze national, recognizes the work of art director and managing editor Dawn Campbell, for the design of “Going Viral,” an article that visually parallels industry news and developments alongside the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Appearing in the magazine’s May-June 2020 edition, the article was conceptualized by [DWM] editor Drew Vass and was previously a regional finalist.

“It’s a delight to see KMR’s wonderful graphics and art department—led by Dawn Campbell who won this award—recognized for creativity and design,” said KMR president Debra Levy. “We are thrilled that Dawn’s work has been recognized in this way.”

ASBPE’s Azbee Awards of Excellence are presented across a range of publication types, recognizing everything from business-to-business and trade magazines to websites, newspapers and newsletters. As such, the Society’s Azbee 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.

“Dawn did such an amazing job with this article,” says Vass. “She took the original concept and did what great designers do—she pushed it to the next level. It takes a special talent to convert information and ideas like this into something truly effective, and she did it.”

“This project certainly had its challenges, fitting all the mismatched puzzle pieces together and keeping it all in an easy to read and visually appealing layout,” Campbell says. “For a piece that was difficult, it was great to see it come together and now even better to be recognized for the efforts that went into it.”

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