CE wins two gold awards from ASBPE for graphics, editorial excellence

Oak Brook, Ill.—Control Engineering received two awards on June 3 for graphics and editorial excellence from the Midwest Region of the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE, Naperville, Ill.)


Oak Brook, Ill.—Control Engineering received two awards on June 3 for graphics and editorial excellence from the Midwest Region of the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE, Naperville, Ill.) at its 25th Annual Editorial and Graphics Excellence Awards at the Parthenon Restaurant in Chicago's Greektown. More than 2,000 entries were received for editorial and graphics work published in 2002 across ASBPE's four national regions. Editorial judging is based on quality of writing, development of the subject, presentation, and value to the reader, among other criteria, according to ASBPE.

A gold award was presented for best "information graphics" in publications with 80,000 or more circulation to the entire February 2002 issue of Control Engineering . Graphics for the issue were created by Carol Davies, art director; Mary Nasiri, design editor; and staff artists Curt Spannraft, Tom Rybarczyk; and Bonnie James.

" Control Engineering covers numerous highly complex technical topics, and often relies informational graphics to make these subjects clearer and more meaningful to readers. The graphics throughout the February 2002 issue, but especially those on pages 12, 18, 25, 48, 66, 70 and 71, are representative of the types of graphics that Control Engineering uses every month to enhance each reader's experience with the magazine and the improve benefit they get from it," explained a statement accompanying the entry. "Editors consult with Mary Nasiri, Carol Davies, and Reed Business Information's other artists to refine complex data into simple, elegant, understandable images that bring the magazine's articles to life."

A second gold award was presented for best "how-to article" in publications with 80,000 or more circulation to "Spread the Word: Justify Investment in Fieldbus," which was the May 2002 cover story in Control Engineering by Jim Montague, news editor.

"Moving data and communicating over a fieldbus network (basically a low-power electrical circuit, similar to a telephone line) can save engineers millions in traditional wiring and labor costs. However, it's still hard to convince many mangers that fieldbus is capable and safe. This article shows engineers how to organize colleagues, draft proposals, calculate savings, and win converts. It also includes three case studies of recent retrofits to the most popular fieldbus types," explained a statement accompanying the entry. "More than 25 sources and organizations were interviewed over several months, and then distilled and organized input into historical context; advice on organizing a fieldbus justification effort; three end-user case studies; and two sidebars on demonstrating efficiencies and savings to managers."

For more information about staff and areas of expertise, visit www.controleng.com/mediainfo .

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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