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Awards & Recognition


Awards & Recognition

SGC Horizon’s publications have been delivering award-winning content to the residential and commercial building industry for more than 80 years. The company strives to create trending, relevant content in a wide range of forms that pushes the boundaries of great journalism, creative design and branding. Over the last 20 years, its publications have been nominated and recognized for more than 100 editorial and design excellence awards.

Some of the prestigious editorial awards we are honored to be recognized by include:


Jesse H. Neal Awards

The Jesse H. Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism. They are widely considered the “Pulitzer Prize of the business press.” The Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media.  The publications of SGC Horizon have won more than 20 Neal Awards for excellence in journalism, websites, technical content and newsletters.

Folio: Awards

Folio: Awards provide media executives the opportunity to showcase their best editorial content, designs, marketing initiatives, digital products and people. The publications and professionals of SGC Horizon have won many Folio: Awards for innovation and entrepreneurialism in media.

Azbee Awards

ASBPE’s Azbee Awards of Excellence program is one of the most competitive for business-to-business and professionals publications. The awards recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters and digital media. The publications of SGC Horizon have won many Azbee Awards across multiple categories, including Magazine of the Year.

Recent Awards

Arlington Heights, IL (October 22, 2018)
Arlington Heights, IL (October 22, 2018) — Two Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon brands — Professional Builder and Furniture, Lighting & Decor — were honored by Folio: at the 2018 Eddie and Ozzie Awards Oct. 9. The awards program…
Arlington Heights, IL (May 23, 2018)
The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) handed out their 2018 National Azbee Awards of Excellence on May 10 at the 2018 ASBPE National Conference & Azbee Awards Banquet. When combined with the 2018 Regional Azbee Awards…
Arlington Heights, IL (April 13, 2018)
The 64th annual Jesse H. Neal Awards winners were announced, with three SGC/SGC Horizon brands capturing awards: Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology, Professional Remodeler’s and Water & Wastes Digest. The winners were…
Arlington Heights, IL (March 22, 2018)
The 2018 finalists for the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) annual Azbee Awards were recently announced, with SGC/SGC Horizon brands earning 22 finalist recognitions in national and regional categories. The brands earning…
Arlington Heights, IL (February 28, 2018)
The Software & Information Industry Association recently announced its 64th annual Jesse H. Neal Award finalists, with SGC/SGC Horizon earning 15 finalist recognitions in 11 categories. The brands earning this prestigious 2018 recognition are …
Arlington Heights, IL (October 10, 2017)
SGC Horizon’s Editorial Director Denise Dersin and Director of Sales Adam Grubb were recently honored as recipients of the 2017 Folio: 100 Award. These distinguished awards recognize 100 individuals who exhibit outstanding innovation and…