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Website user agreement for ApexAwards.com,
WritingThatWorks.com, WritersWebWatch.com and any
other Concepts website

Please read this user agreement carefully before using this website. If you don't agree to these terms of use, please don't use the site. Check these terms periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms means that you accept those changes.

Any person accessing Communications Concepts, Inc.'s APEX Awards, Writing That Works and Writer's Web Watch website, and any other website owned by Communications Concepts, Inc., agrees to and is bound by the following terms and conditions:

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No material from this or other Concepts websites may be copied, duplicated, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way (without the express written permission of Communications Concepts, Inc.), except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

Modification or use of materials from this website for any other purpose, without prior written permission from Concepts, is a violation of Concepts' copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other Web or intranet site or networked computer environment is prohibited. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Concepts.

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Content submission
Some areas of this and other Concepts websites may allow for the exchange of information between you and Concepts. For example, you might post on an APEX blog, or send a letter to the editor. For any content you submit to Concepts, you implicitly grant Concepts the authority and right to use and publish that content, in any media now known or later developed, subject to Concepts' corporate privacy policies. While you grant Concepts the right to use and publish your submitted content, you retain the ownership, copyright and trademark rights to any materials you send us. 

If you enter publications or other materials in the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence, we may choose to describe or comment on selected APEX entries and award winners. If you enter confidential materials, we would not publish, reproduce, share or redistribute them. You retain the ownership, copyright and trademark rights to any entry materials you send us. 

Your responsibility
You assume all responsibility for use of this and other Concepts websites. You waive all claims against Communications Concepts, Inc., its officers, directors, staff, vendors and programmers that may arise from using the Concepts site.

Accuracy of site information
While we work hard to ensure the accuracy of site information, neither Concepts nor its information contributors can be held responsible by you for the accuracy of the information found in the Concepts website. Concepts makes no expressed or implied warranty as to the accuracy of content or programming.

Please e-mail any website inaccuracies to us. We will make every effort to correct them.

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Links from this site to pages and articles within other Web sites are generally accompanied by a link to the site's home page, in cases where the home page URL is not obvious from the link. Links to pages and articles within sites are included as a positive reference only and no attempt is made to modify or "unbundle" the content in these links or the source websites.

Links from other sites to Concepts' website are welcome.



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Results for last 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.

“Here is a perfect example of the benefits gained from listening to customers. When research indicated that association members felt overwhelmed by the number of eNewsletters they received, the decision was made to send one redesigned eNewsleter per week. The result was a graphically attractive, significantly improved, customized product. Another amazing element contributing to the presentation of a Grand Award, was that of recognizing that too many ads were competing with the content. Thus, the association restricted the number of ads to allow both the ads and the content to shine. All these wise decisions resulted in an open rate far in excess of industry norms.”

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