APEX 2017 Call for Entries
Now Open!


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 2017 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 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.


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.

DICTIONARY SITE OFFERS LINKS TO MANY LANGUAGES -- When the dictionary on your desk or computer won't do, try http://www.yourdictionary.com. It offers help in finding the following. # Meanings or translations in almost 300 languages # Specialty dictionaries for more than 130 subjects, including architecture, construction, insurance, real estate, marketing, robotics, slang (including Victorian slang), wine and writing for the Web # Glossaries in some 60 subjects, including computing, finance, fish, law, medicine and business # A dozen thesauri, including an MIT online version # Lexicography and lexical databases, including Chinese word lists, searchable texts in Apache with grammatical notes and the International Computer Archive of Modern English One of the site's features is a game room that lets you fill out multilingual crossword puzzles and write your name in 14 languages, including Babylonian Cuneiform, Mandarin Chinese, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Inuktitut and Viking runes.


APEX News...APEX 2017 now open...

The 29th Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is now open!  See more information on this website and on the APEX 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.

Javelina Today zmags -- Cheryl Cain, Texas A & M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX ... "Well implemented ePub version deftly incorporates video clips and YouTube within the spreads, to reinforce the lively, interesting feature articles and attractive layout. Very creative. Very cutting edge. They know their audience well."

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