APEX 2014
The Awards Competition
for Professional Communicators

About the APEX Awards:
An annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media

Business, nonprofit, agency and freelance communicators can enter APEX to win awards for their best writing, publications, campaigns, programs, design and media.
Communications Concepts, Inc. sponsors the APEX Awards, and advises professionals who write, edit and manage business communications, on best strategies and practices. 

See the revised list of APEX 2014 categories:
You'll find many revised and a number of new categories this year, including an expanded choice of Social Media categories.

Get ideas from top APEX Award winners:

See judges' comments about—and links to—many of the APEX 2013 Grand Award Winners (and the previous year's as well). The links will let you view many of the Grand Award Winners' works.

See APEX website winners:

Take a look at some of the interesting website winners from recent competitions.

Have you won APEX Awards in previous APEX competitions? Then order additional APEX Award Certificates for deserving staff, freelancers and vendors.

Need a receipt for your entries? Simply use the Generate Receipt link. You can print it immediately on your office printer.

Order additional APEX Awards:

If you won an APEX Award, you can order additional copies. You can order exact duplicates of your original award certificate, or you may customize the additional certificates with the names of supporting staff, vendors or clients.

Just print out and complete the Additional Certficate Order Form and fax or mail it. (If you prefer, you may scan the completed form and marked-up photocopies of your certificates, and email them.)

Display your APEX Awards:

If you won APEX Awards, either this year or in previous years, you're entitled to display them in your print and online publications, and on social media, such as your Facebook or LinkedIn pages. Download your APEX logos in GIF, JPG or EPS file formats.

Favorite Sites
We hope you'll find some of these sites—among our favorites for writers, editors and communicators—useful. If you can recommend a favorite site of your own, please let us know what you like about it.

TIPS FOR WRITERS -- Useful writing tips, a select list of reference books for writers, and a pro's notes on the writing craft are all here. http://carolynmulford.com/writing-tips-resources. Founded by a former Hill staffer, http://www.yourcongress.com gives daily political headlines and allows visitors to sign up to receive alerts whenever their representatives or senators have something in the Congressional Record. That includes what they've said on the floor and what they've inserted into the record. If you like, you can read the insertion online. You can also pay to receive updates on any special issues you're following. The site's overall approach is light. The line under the site's name says, "Learn. Track. Laugh." One of the three elements for communicating directly with your rep is called Quick Bitch. The other two are Quick Thanks and Quick Free. The site also offers such information as how to get an appointment to see your rep when you're visiting Washington.


News...The APEX 2014 Call for Entries is now closed.

Judging will be ongoing for the 26th Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence Competition. 

If you need an additional receipt for your entries, complete the online receipt form.
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• If you wish to recognize participating staff and vendors for previous APEX winning entries, you can order additional APEX Award certificates.
• Award winners may download the APEX logo to display on their websites and in their publications.

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The judges comment on the APEX® Awards, as well as writing, editing, publishing and media topics.


See top award-winning APEX entries below.

Ford Frontline-February/March 2011 -- Ford Product Team, Ford Motor Company, Troy, MI ... "Yes, it's a magazine -- but it's really a top notch education and tra0ining 'vehicle' (pun intended) -- a campaign masquerading as a magazine -- a very visually active and interesting magazine with dynamic action spreads, superb photography and short, chunked, bulleted text, with plenty of sidebars, illustrations and infographics to leaven the mix and hold the target audience's attention from cover to cover."

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