APEX 2015
Call for Entries Has Concluded
Judging Ongoing 
Results to be Announced in July


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 2014 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 2015 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.

EDITOR GIVES TIPS ON WEB WRITING -- http://www.cyberjournalist.net/features/writingtips.html Jonathan Dube gives 12 great tips for writing news online at http://www.cyberjournalist.net/features/writingtips.html. He also outlines the forms and structures of online stories. The 12 headings look old hat, but MSNBC.com technical editor Dube has taken the basics of good journalistic (and much other) writing and summarized how their application changes on the Web. The first tip is the most common one we've heard in 16 years of interviewing writers: "Know your readers." Dube tells how online readers differ from print readers and TV viewers. His second tip, "Tailor your news gathering," includes this statement: "Print reporters tend to look for information. TV reporters look for emotion on camera, sound bites and pictures to go with words. Online journalists must constantly think in terms of different elements and how they complement and supplement each other: Look for words to go with images, audio and video to go with words, that will lend itself to interactives, etc." Even if you don't write online news, his tips are valuable. If you write for the Web, study the second piece, which deals with the complexity of telling stories online, at http://www.cyberjournalist.net/features/writingtips.html.


News...APEX 2015 Call for Entries has closed 

Judging is now in progress for APEX 2015, the Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. Results for the 27th Annual Competition will be announced in July.

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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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See top award-winning APEX entries below.

Young Moms Connect Website -- Karen Gupton, North Carolina Health Start Foundation, Raleigh, NC ... "Superb organization, with clean legible layout and typography. Very informative content -- concisely written, with top notch links."

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