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The 2018 APEX Awards
Call for Entries

Now Open!

APEX Entry Deadline:  February 15, 2018

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.

READ OLD, NEW BOOKS ONLINE -- You can read a chapter from the latest bestsellers or the whole text of out-of-print books online at several sites. At BookBrowse.com you can read excerpts from new and recent fiction and nonfiction books and then order those you like. The site claims to compare prices from 25 bookstores to give visitors the lowest price. For a much different selection, try the Online Books Page, http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/ You can search for the full text of more than 8,000 books by author, title and subject. The collection ranges from contemporary scholarly works to obscure political tracts to out-of-print classics. An example: Under the H list of authors, you find Nathaniel Hawthorne's complete works. Nearby is a book by I. I. Hayes, whose 436-page "An Arctic Boat Journey, in the summer of 1854" came out in 1874. Or try C for "Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic and Civil Wars: with the Supplementary Books attributed to Hirtius". This University of Pennsylvania site also has four other sections: news, features, archives and inside story. It is an extensive resource.



A note to our customers and APEX 2018 participants --

Although the deadline of February 15th has passed, those who registered for the 2018 APEX Awards may still -- for a limited time -- revise their entries, submit additional entries and/or pay for their entries.

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.

P.S. Please enter APEX 2018 at our secure entry site:


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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.

SWE, Magazine of the Society of Women Engineers -- Anne Perusek, Society of Women Engineers, Cleveland Heights, OH ... "This is one print magazine that feels good in the hand. Nice heft, and a very readable, matte paper stock. Cogent, well researched and well written features display a subtlety and depth of coverage you don't always find in association periodicals. Clearly, some competent folks are editing this one. And all that solid content is nicely displayed, from the striking contents page to the very attractive and readable layout. Illustration, photography and type are first class throughout."

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