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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:

Note: Judges' comments for—and links to—many of the APEX 2019 Grand Award Winners are posted.

You'll also find more information about the APEX 2019 Winning Entries -- both Grand Awards and Awards of Excellence -- here.

See judges' comments about—and links to—many of the the previous APEX 2019 Grand Award Winners (and the prior 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.

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.

Need ideas for a speech? Browse a speech bank. If WHO makes you wonder what, this site gives the meanings of more than 95,000 acronyms. If you don't know the acronym or what it stands for, you can type in what you know to find both. Acronym Finder also carries a long, eclectic bunch of links. Others' work can inspire, and speechwriters can read, hear or see more than 5,000 speeches and sermons in the online speech bank at http://www.americanrhetoric.com. One page offers the opportunity to read, and sometimes listen to, parts of the United States' top 100 speeches of the 20th century, a collection that includes such familiar orations as Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" and John F. Kennedy's inaugural address and such less familiar ones as Carrie Chapman Catt's "Address to the U.S. Congress" and Russell H. Conwell's "Acres of Diamonds." You can search the 100 by decades. Another page features Rhetorical Figures in Sound, more than 200 short audio clips from well-known speeches, movies, sermons, popular songs, etc. The clips, which include epistrophe with Jack Nicholson and simile with Jerry Seinfeld, illustrate various rhetorical devices used to sway an audience. The site offers other useful features, including numerous links.



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Results for last year's competition, APEX 2019, can be viewed here.

Best of luck in APEX 2020!

Ken Turtoro
Executive Editor
The APEX Awards
Communications Concepts, Inc.

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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.

Phi Kappa Phi Forum -- Fall 2011 -- Peter Szatmary, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Baton Rouge, LA ... "The photos are well chosen and striking, but the heart of this theme issue is a series of intensely written essays, profiles and remembrances about the day. The stories are fascinating and well told, while the analytical pieces are thoughtful and thought provoking. Very well done."

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