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Entry deadline: February 2, 2015
APEX 2015 Awards Categories

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Choose from among 100 categories under 11 main headings:

 

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.

          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. Most Improved (enter one "before" [1/1/11 on] and one "after" [1/1/14 on] issue)


    Magazines, Journals & Tabloids

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


    Annual Reports
     
  19. Print (up to 32 pages plus cover)
  20. Print (over 32 pages plus cover)
  21. Electronic (includes Web & PDF annual reports)
  22. Design & Layout
  23. 1-2 Person-Produced


    Print Media

  24. Education & Training 
  25. Marketing & Public Relations (includes media kits)
  26. Organization Capability & Identity Materials (includes corporate and nonprofit materials)
  27. Employee & Benefit Materials
  28. Membership & Customer Materials
  29. Financial & Investment Materials
  30. Meeting & Event Materials (includes conferences)
  31. Catalogs, Directories & Guides
  32. Books (enter eBooks in Category 36, Electronic Publications)
  33. Special Purpose (includes special reports)
  34. Most Improved


    Electronic Media
     
  35. Education & Training 
  36. Electronic Publications (includes Web & PDF publications, including eBooks)
  37. Multimedia (includes interactive & non-interactive multimedia)
  38. Webinars & Slide Shows (includes PowerPoint)
  39. Video Media (including YouTube, Web video and video published on disc or other media)
  40. Green (includes energy, environment, climate & eco-friendly topics)
  41. Special Purpose (including Apps)


    Social Media

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

  43. Facebook Sites

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

  45. Best Single Blog Post

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

  47. Special Purpose
     


    Websites

  48. Websites (entire site, including content and design) (includes microsites)
  49. WordPress Sites (sites created or hosted with WordPress)
  50. Home Pages & Individual Web Pages
  51. Site Content
  52. Site Design & Illustration
  53. 1-2 Person-Produced (one or two people write most copy, edit and lay out the site)
  54. Financial Websites
  55. Special Purpose
  56. New
  57. Most Improved
     

    Campaigns, Programs & Plans

  58. Education & Training
  59. Marketing & Public Relations
  60. Public Service (includes government, nonprofit and corporate programs in public information, charitable & community improvement areas)
  61. Employee & Benefit Communications
  62. Membership & Customer
  63. Financial (includes investment & retirement topics)
  64. Health & Medical
  65. Events & Meetings (includes conferences)
  66. Special Purpose


    Writing
     
  67. Education & Training
  68. Marketing & Public Relations
  69. Feature Writing 
  70. Sidebars (includes Short Features [up to 500 words])
  71.  
  72. How-to Writing
  73. News Writing
  74. Interviews & Personal Profiles
  75. Departments & Columns (Enter either your single best Column or Department, or enter a series of [up to 3] columns or departments.)
  76. Editorial & Advocacy Writing (includes letters to the editor)
  77. Financial & Investment Writing
  78. Health & Medical Writing
  79. Speech & Script Writing
  80. Technical & Technology Writing (includes help files and FAQs, as well as writing on technology and science topics) 
  81. Green Writing
  82. Writing Series (series of [up to 3] articles)
  83. Special Purpose (includes reports and manuals)
  84. Best Rewrites (enter before and after)


    Design & Illustration
     
  85. Design & Layout
  86. Illustration & Typography
  87. Infographics
  88. Covers
  89. Spreads
  90. Photography (single photographs, photo illustrations & photo spreads)
  91. Identity & Graphic Standards (includes logos and stationery)
  92. Print Ads & Advertorials
  93. Posters, Displays & Calendars (includes signage & exhibits)
  94. Best Redesigns (enter before & after)


    One-of-a-Kind Publications

  95. Print
  96. Electronic (includes Web & PDF publications)
  97. Custom-Published
  98. Education & Training 
  99. Health & Medical Publications
  100. Government (city, county, state, national and international)
  101. Green (includes energy, environment, climate & eco-friendly topics)
     

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2011 Summer Art in China -- Zhiyuan Cong, Thomas G. Uhlein, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ ... "Striking photo spreads and a compelling narrative with storytelling reminiscent of Marco Polo make this an exceptional guide to -- and a record of -- one group's journey of exploration and discovery."

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