APEX 2016 Winning 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 2016 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.

BROWSING FOR ETYMOLOGY ENTHUSIASTS -- You can read the origins of more than 300 words or phrases and essays about etymology, ask about odd words or phrases or contribute your own knowledge at http://www.wordorigins.org. All the words on the list have an interesting history. For example, the entry on cut to the chase says, "This phrase meaning get to the point comes from the early days of Hollywood. Originally, it literally referred to a cut from a dramatic scene to an action one (the chase). The literal sense dates to J. P. McEvoy's 1927 novel Hollywood Girl, where it is given as a script direction." But you knew that. Do you know from whence came the whole shebang? The site says, "A shebang, or chebang, is a hut or dwelling. It's of unknown origin and dates to the early 1860s. Mark Twain, in an 1869 letter to his publisher, is the first to use the phrase the whole chebang in its modern sense of the entirety. The transition from building (and everything in it) to the whole thing is a pretty natural one." Other words to look up include bated breath, charley horse, face the music, muckety-muck, polka dot and raincheck.


News...APEX 2016
Results for APEX 2016, the 28th Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence Competition, have been announced!

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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.

• 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.

Making it Click at ontarioshores.ca -- Susan Nakhle, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Whitby, ON ... "Impressive range of content in this well-designed and resource-rich site. Everything works well, navigation is first rate and copy is clear, well written and cleanly presented."

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