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*Fill out the Easy Entry Form online, upload your entries online, and pay online.


APEX 2020 Online Entry Q&A 

Q: How do I sign up to enter APEX 2020 online?
A: It's pretty straightforward. 

  1. Go to the APEX ONLINE ENTRY site, here: ENTER APEX.
  2. Click the "My Account" tab at the top of the page, then fill out the information under the heading on the right: "Create a New Account."
  3. Complete the information requested and click on "Register."
  4. After you do so, you will reach the home page, where you can click "Enter Now" to begin your submission.  PLEASE BE SURE TO PROVIDE ALL PARTICIPANT INFORMATION (spelled correctly!) ALONG WITH TITLES so that, if you receive an award, the plaque or certificate is error-free.
  5. Be sure to click SAVE. That way, you can return to your data on the site whenever you wish. Just click the LOGIN button on return visits.

    PLEASE NOTE: The Contact Person will receive any APEX emails or mailings, including award notifications. The Contact Person is not necessarily the Award Winner (if you win). The Award Winner (if you win) is the person you list on the Entry page (when you click the 'Add Entry' button). The Award Winner can be you, other staff, an organization or a client.

Return to the APEX ONLINE ENTRY SITE, here: ENTER APEX.
 


Q: How do I add entries?
A: Here's how to place your entries in competition:

  1. For new entries, click on "Enter Now."  To continue working on an entry that has not yet been submitted, click on "In Progress" under "My Applications" in the menu on the left.
     
  2. Fill out the Name, Title, and/or Organization fields. (If you win an award, this information will appear on your award certificate.)
     
  3. Select the appropriate "Category" (e.g., Newsletters) and "Sub-Category" (e.g. Most Improved Newsletters) from the drop down menus.
     
  4. Enter the exact title of your entry in the "Submission Title" box.
     
  5. If there are additional participants responsible for your entry, you may enter them by cliucking on "Add Participant." 
     
  6. Click the "SAVE" button, or "Add to Cart" if you are finished.

Q: Can I list more than one staff person?

A: Yes, this is optional. 

If you wish, you can list maximum of two additional colleagues who worked on your entry. Just click on the "Add Participant" box and enter their name(s) and job title(s). Note: Should you win an award, it will include their names, but it will mail to the Contact Person listed on the 'Contact Person' page.

Note! If you're submitting an entry for a client, list their name and company under Entry/Entrant Information, on the "Click here to begin a new Submission." page.


Q: Are comments required?
A: No, comments and descriptions are definitely not required for your entries. You may, however, provide brief comments if you wish.
 


Q: How do I upload my entries?
A: Just follow these steps:

  1. Upload your entry by following the instructions in the "Submission Materials" section.   You can either provide a URL link to your entry, or upload a file such as a PDF*, Word or text file, video, graphic file, etc.
     
  2. To upload a FILE of your entry, click the SELECT field, and then choose "Upload Files."
     
  3. Click the "Choose File" button. Then go to the file on your computer, choose it, and it will appear on the File Upload screen.
     
  4. Click the "Upload" button for each file you want to upload. Your computer or documents window will open to select a file. Once uploaded, a preview will appear.
     
  5. You can VIEW your uploaded file by clicking on the file name that appears. This DOWNLOADS a copy to your desktop. If you change your mind, you can delete it by clicking on the garbage can icon.
     
  6. To upload a URL of your entry, click the "URL"s box, and type or paste the url in the box that appears.

When you finish uploading files and/or URLs, click the SAVE button. You will see a confirming message saying
Open Link in New Window

Return to the APEX ONLINE ENTRY SITE, here: ENTER APEX.
 


Q: How do I pay for my entries online, and submit them for judging?
A:
To pay for your entries: 

  1. After you have completed entering the information on the entry page, click on "Add to Cart."
     
  2. You will see all items in your cart.  You can remove items, make another submission or check out.  You will see the total amount due at the bottom of the cart. 
     
  3. The fee for each entry is $179.  The preferred method for payment is by credit card.  (We accept VISA, MC and AMEX)  You may also pay by check.  Click your payment choice and then click on "Process."
*Be sure to upload your entry file(s) or provide an entry URL on the Uploads page BEFORE you submit your entry for judging. Once you submit your entry, you will not be able to go back and make changes.

Return to the APEX ONLINE ENTRY SITE, here: ENTER APEX.
 

Q: Do I have to enter online?
A:
 Yes. Just use the ONLINE Easy Entry Form to:

  1. Enter your information online.
  2. Upload your entries online — including dozens of file formats, such as text files, pdfs, photo files, videos, websites, graphic files and more.
  3. Pay for your entries online.
  4. Save a password-protected record of your entries online.
  5. Receive an automatic, email receipt for your entries.
  6. Eliminate the need to fill out entry forms by hand.
  7. Avoid the need to pack your entries and the cost to ship them.

Return to the APEX ONLINE ENTRY SITE, here: ENTER APEX.

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