30 Years of Awarding Excellence in Media


The 2018 APEX Awards
Thank you to all the entrants!

Questions can be emailed to info@apexawards.com


The deadline for entries has passed.*
Winning entries for APEX 2018 will be announced by mid-July.

If you entered the 2018 APEX Awards competition and have questions, please email us at info@apexawards.com.


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

Get ideas from top APEX Award Winners:

See judges' comments about—and links to—many of the APEX 2017 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 Certificate 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.


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.

LINK TO FACTS, NEWS AND NONSENSE -- Back in 1995 when people were comparing the Web to a library with all the books scattered on the floor, a family therapist in love with the Dewey Decimal System started an online reference desk. Today the home page of Refdesk offends the eyeballs with its multiscroll bounty of blue links, but it offers one of the Web's most comprehensive reference sites, including links to current news. You can check the day's headlines, click to breaking news or to your favorite newspapers and read Dave Letterman's top 10. People visit the site the way they would a library's reference desk, asking where to go to find specific information or advice. Among the many topics are maps, biographies, databases, encyclopedias, government, law, population, weights and measures and world religions. The language section includes a grammar/style page. It has dozens of links, plus six on proposal writing. The links include such disparate ones as William Jennings Bryant's selection of the world's most famous orations, a Latin grammar aid, a "jargon buster" courtesy of Oxford Dictionaries, several university writing sites, grammar help, heteronyms (words spelled the same but having different meanings when pronounced differently), tips on writing letters of recommendation and numerous articles on writing. Just as in a library, you may be tempted to browse as you search for your facts.



*A note to our customers and APEX 2018 participants --

The competition is now closed and all entries are being distributed to the judges.  We anticipate that the announcement of all award winners will be made by mid-July.  The executive team of the 2018 APEX Awards would like to thank you for making our 30th year the best year ever! 

Thank you for your participation in the 2018 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence!

Best of luck in APEX 2018!

Ken Turtoro
Executive Editor
The APEX Awards
Communications Concepts, Inc.

Authorize.Net Merchant - Click to Verify
Online Payments


Address Change!
Our offices have moved. (Our old address was 7481 Huntsman Blvd., #720, Springfield, VA 22153-1648.)

Please update your contact information to reflect our new mailing and shipping address:

Communications Concepts, Inc.
5810 Kingstowne Center Dr.,
Alexandria, VA  22315-5711

Our phone number and email remain the same:

See Frequently Asked Questions about APEX 2018.

New Apps categories in APEX 2018.

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.

Click to access our WordPress Blog!
The judges comment on the APEX® Awards, as well as writing, editing, publishing and media topics.


See top award-winning APEX entries below.

Howard University Annual Report 2010-2011 -- Howard University, Washington DC ... "Beautifully done, with appealing visuals and very interesting narrative flow -- not always found in an annual report format, where you're obliged to include a vast range of constituents. Here, the inclusion is deft, and does not interfere with the impact of the report."

  Privacy, Security & eCommerce Policies     Terms of Use     Credits  

© Copyright 2018 Communications Concepts, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.