APEX 2016 Now Open! 
Call for Entries


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. 


Get ideas from top APEX Award Winners:

See judges' comments about—and links to—many of the APEX 2015 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 web, ePub and social media winners:

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

Order additional APEX Awards:

If you won an APEX Award, you can order additional APEX Award Certificates for deserving staff, freelancers and vendors. 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.)

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

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.

See the list of APEX 2016 categories:

From websites to magazines to writing, design, social media and more, find your best choices from among these 100 categories.


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.

CREATE A PERSONALIZED TIME LINE -- Want to connect historical events to the subject of a profile or a speech on your organization's development? Go to http://www.ourtimelines.com. To get a time line of events (most European and American) from five to 120 years long, put in a name and dates of birth and death (after 1000 A.D.). Some of the events have links with more information. You can personalize the time line by inserting up to 10 events. If you wish, you can transfer the whole thing to your Web page. The site also offers a "peers" feature. Type in a name and date of birth, and the names of famous people born in the same year come up. The site targets people researching family history, but anyone looking for historical perspective will find it handy.


News...APEX 2016
Entry Deadline extended

to February 16, 2016...

A note to our customers and APEX participants -- Many of our APEX entrants have requested additional time, due to internal and weather-related issues, (not least the recent East Coast snowstorm) to prepare their entries, so we're extending the APEX entry deadline  -- from February 2 to February 16, 2016.  

If you've already entered, we very much appreciate your participation.  But if you haven't yet entered or completed your entries, or would like to submit additional entries, we hope this extension will be helpful.


Please enter APEX 2016 
at our secure online entry site:


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To be notified of any APEX news or updates, just sign up to receive our free email newsletterWriter's Web Watch.
• 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.

• APEX entrants automatically receive an email receipt upon payment for entries. However, if you need an additional receipt for your entries, just complete the easy online receipt form.

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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.

American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Family Caregiving, Second Edition -- Len Boswell, American Cancer Society, Atlanta GA ... "A marvelously thorough, interesting and well written guide to cancer caregiving at home. The writing, typography and illustration are geared to the needs of a layperson, and do an excellent job of conveying the content. It's a real keeper."

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