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APEX 2020 Winning Entries Announced!

The 32nd Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence
An Annual Competition for corporate and nonprofit publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media

Results are in for APEX 2020!
Please see Announcing the Winners
for more information.

Complete information, including the Announcing the Winners Awards Report, mails to all entrants by mid-July, via 1st Class Mail (in 9x12" heavy-duty white photomailers with "APEX AWARD NOTIFICATION" stickers.) Please allow up to a week to 10 days for receipt, and perhaps a bit more time for Canadian and overseas addresses.

Winning entrants also receive Award of Excellence certificates, included with the mailing. Grand Award winners receive Grand Award plaques -- shipped separately -- usually by UPS in the U.S. and via DHL overseas.

If you won APEX Awards, you may order additional Award certificates for yourself, co-workers, supporting vendors and clients who contributed to the winning entries.

In APEX 2020, awards were given in 100 communications categories (categories may change in APEX 2021), in 12 main categories including: newsletters; magazines, journals & tabloids; annual reports; print media; electronic media; social media; apps; websites; campaigns, programs & plans; writing; design & illustration; and one-of-a-kind publications.

Grand Award winners receive attractive plaques commemorating their winning entries.

  • Award of Excellence winners receive attractive certificates (suitable for framing) describing their winning entries.
  • All APEX Award winners are listed in a special Awards Report.
  • All APEX Award winners receive "APEX 2020 WINNER" Logo Repro Sheets for use in their own publications. Electronic versions of the APEX logo (EPS and GIF) also will be available to download by APEX Award winners. And APEX Award winners may link to ApexAwards.com.

If you'd like to be notified when APEX 2021 opens for entries, please sign up to receive our free e-newsletter, Writer's Web Watch. (We will not give or sell your email address to anyone. And we won't flood you with email. If you subscribe you'll receive, at most, an average of one free email newsletter a month. That's it! You can cancel at any time with a single mouse click.)

Mark your calendar now to enter your best works in APEX 2021 -- in November 2020! You also may want to put next year's APEX 2021 entry deadline on your calendar. It's currently February 15, 2021, but keep checing apexawards.com for updates starting in November 2020.

Start a "Winner's File" now of your best publications, writing samples, design, videos and websites. Come November, you'll have plenty of outstanding samples to choose from when you enter APEX.

Remember, the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence offer a quick and easy way to gain the recognition you deserve.

  • Would you like distinguished communications experts to confirm what a good job you do producing electronic and print media? Enter APEX!
  • Do you want to enter an Awards Competition without complex forms or lengthy written descriptions? Enter APEX!
  • Would you like to gain the recognition and respect from management that your work deserves? Enter APEX!


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Results for this year's competition, APEX 2020, can be viewed here.

Best of luck in APEX 2021!

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.

American Spirit Magazine -- March/April 2012 -- Edith Rianzares, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DC ... "As spectacular as ever, this is a richly designed and beautifully written magazine. Striking spreads feature elegant typography, exceptional illustrations and photos, and interesting, thought-provoking feature articles."

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