Ward’s Automotive Group lands three national awards and one regional award in this year’s American Society of Business Press Editors editorial excellence competition.

WardsAuto.com took a first place national award in the Members-Only/Subscribers-Only Website category, securing the ASBPE’s Gold prize for the second-straight year.

Ward’s Dealer Business magazine won a Gold national award in the Regular Staff-Written Column, as Editor Steve Finlay was cited for a pair of commentaries: “Brand Loyalists Are Rare Breed” that appeared in the July 2007 issue and “The Alan Mulally Book Club” published in the December 2007 issue.

Ward’s Dealer Business also won a Silver regional award for an editorial category for two Finlay columns:”Who Deserves Credit?” (January 2007) and “Ford Dealers a Loyal Bunch” (March 2007).

Ward’s AutoWorld won a national Silver award in the Editorial/Editor’s Letter/editorial category for “The Big Lie,” a commentary from Editor Drew Winter that ran in the July 2007 issue.

Founded in 1964, the ASBPE is a professional association for full-time and freelance editors and writers employed in the business, trade and specialty press. Its annual awards competition attracts more than 1,000 entries.