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What are the Neal Awards?

The Jesse H. Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism. Named after Jesse H. Neal, the first managing director of Connectiv, the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. Award-winning content reports on major industry issues of the time. Neal winners have exposed corruption and conflicts of interest and brought attention to major new trends, brilliant leadership, innovative tactics, and key developments in global businesses.



Nominations Open - October 15, 2018
Early Bird Deadline ($195)
November 16, 2018 
Regular Deadline ($225)
December 7, 2018
Extended Deadline ($250)
December 14, 2018*
*We will accept work published from December 14-31, 2018

Finalists Announced
February 14, 2019
Awards Luncheon
March 29, 2019

Leadership Awards

The Leadership Awards recognize individuals who are iconic in their levels of vision, accomplishment, and contributions to the industry. They are role models for other professionals, generous as mentors and advocates for social justice.

2019 Winners will be announced at the Awards Luncheon on March 29, 2019.


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2019 Neal AwardWinners!

Congratulations to our 2019 Neal Award Winners and finalists!