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APEX 2014 Awards Categories

APEX 2014

Choose from among 122 categories under 11 main headings:

Newsletters | Magazines, Journals & Tabloids | Annual ReportsPrint Media | Electronic Media | Social Media | Websites | Campaigns, Programs & Plans | Writing | Design & Illustration | One-of-a-Kind Publications

Select from these categories to enter your best print and online publications, writing and design samples, video, Web and intranet sites, electronic and social media, campaigns and special publications.

New categories are highlighted in red. 

          Newsletters

  1. Print (entire issue-content & design)
  2. Electronic & Email (entire issue) (includes Web & PDF newsletters)
  3. Custom-Published (entire issue)
  4. Writing (entire issue)
  5. Design & Layout (entire issue)
  6. 1-2 Person-Produced (one or two people write most copy, edit and lay out)
  7. Green (includes energy, environment, climate & eco-friendly topics)
  8. New (January 1, 2013 on)
  9. Most Improved (enter one "before" [1/1/10 on] and one "after" [1/1/13 on] issue)

     


    Magazines, Journals & Tabloids

  10. Print (entire issue-up to 32 pages plus cover)
  11. Print (entire issue-over 32 pages plus cover)
  12. Electronic (includes Web & PDF magazines)
  13. Custom-Published
  14. Writing (entire issue)
  15. Design & Layout (entire issue)
  16. 1-2 Person-Produced
  17. Magazine Series (includes [up to 3] issues on a single topic or theme)
  18. Green (includes energy, environment, climate & eco-friendly topics)
  19. New
  20. Most Improved



    Annual Reports
     
  21. Print (up to 32 pages plus cover)
  22. Print (over 32 pages plus cover)
  23. Electronic (includes Web & PDF annual reports)
  24. Design & Layout
  25. 1-2 Person-Produced
  26. Green (includes energy, environment, climate & eco-friendly topics)



    Print Media

  27. Education & Training
  28. Marketing & Public Relations
  29. Organization Capability & Identity Materials (includes corporate and nonprofit materials)
  30. Employee & Benefit Materials
  31. Membership & Customer Materials
  32. Financial & Investment Materials
  33. Health & Medical Materials
  34. Meeting & Event Materials (includes conferences)
  35. Catalogs, Directories & Guides
  36. Books
  37. Green Materials
  38. Special Purpose (includes special reports)
  39. Most Improved


    Electronic Media
     
  40. Education & Training
  41. Marketing & Public Relations
  42. Electronic Publications (includes Web & PDF publications, including eBooks)
  43. Multimedia (includes interactive & non-interactive multimedia)
  44. Webinars & Slide Shows (includes PowerPoint)
  45. YouTube
  46. Video (other than YouTube) (includes Web video and video published on disc or other media)
  47. Apps
  48. Green
  49. Special Purpose
     

    Social Media

  50. Social Media Sites (for social media and networking sites other than Facebook and Google+, e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, MySpace, etc.)

  51. Facebook Sites

  52. Google+ Sites

  53. Blogs (entire blog -- content & design)

  54. Blog Content (editorial content of the entire blog)

  55. Best Single Blog Post

  56. Best Series of Blog Posts (includes [up to 3] posts on a single topic or theme)

  57. Special Purpose

  58. Green
     


    Websites

  59. Websites (entire site) (includes microsites)
  60. WordPress Sites (sites created or hosted with WordPress)
  61. Joomla Sites (sites created or hosted with Joomla)
  62. Drupal Sites (sites created or hosted with Drupal)
  63. Home Pages & Individual Web Pages
  64. Site Content
  65. Site Design & Illustration
  66. 1-2 Person-Produced (one or two people write most copy, edit and lay out the site)
  67. Financial Websites
  68. Green
  69. Special Purpose
  70. New
  71. Most Improved
     

    Campaigns, Programs & Plans

  72. Education & Training
  73. Marketing & Public Relations
  74. Public Service (includes public information, charitable & community improvement)
  75. Employee & Benefit Communications
  76. Membership & Customer
  77. Financial (includes investment & retirement topics)
  78. Health & Medical
  79. Meeting & Event (includes conferences)
  80. Government
  81. Total Publication Programs (provide URLS or upload representative samples of the range of your publications)
  82. Green
  83. Special Purpose


    Writing
     
  84. Education & Training
  85. Marketing & Public Relations
  86. Web Content
  87. Feature Writing
  88. Short Features (a brief feature article up to 900 words)
  89. How-to Writing
  90. News Writing
  91. Interviews & Personal Profiles
  92. Regular Departments & Columns (Enter either your single best Column or Department, or enter a series of [up to 3] columns or departments. You can either provide URLs on the UPLOADS page, or upload files on the same page.)
  93. Editorial & Advocacy Writing (includes letters to the editor)
  94. Financial & Investment Writing
  95. Health & Medical Writing
  96. Speech & Script Writing
  97. Technical & Technology Writing (includes help files and FAQs, as well as writing on technology and science topics)
  98. Green Writing
  99. Writing Series (series of [up to 3] articles)
  100. Special Purpose (includes reports and manuals)
  101. Best Rewrites (enter before and after)


    Design & Illustration
     
  102. Design & Layout
  103. Illustration & Typography
  104. Infographics
  105. Covers
  106. Spreads
  107. Photography (single photographs, photo illustrations & photo spreads)
  108. Identity & Graphic Standards (includes logos and stationery)
  109. Print Ads & Advertorials
  110. Posters & Displays (includes signage & exhibits)
  111. Calendars
  112. Green
  113. Special Purpose
  114. Best Redesigns (enter before & after)


    One-of-a-Kind Publications

  115. Print
  116. Electronic (includes Web & PDF publications)
  117. Custom-Published
  118. Education & Training
  119. Marketing & Public Relations
  120. Health & Medical Publications
  121. Government (city, county, state, national and international)
  122. Green




Which categories are new this year?
New categories include:

  • Blog Content (editorial content of the entire blog)
  • Best Single Blog Post
  • Best Series of Blog Posts (includes [up to 3] posts on a single topic or theme)
  • Joomla Sites (sites created or hosted with Joomla)
  • Short Features (a brief feature article up to 900 words)
  • Special Purpose (Social Media)
     

Note: YouTube, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, MySpace, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are trademarks of their respective companies.

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