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APEX 2014
The Awards Competition
for Professional Communicators

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 revised list of APEX 2014 categories:
You'll find many revised and a number of new categories this year, including an expanded choice of Social Media categories.

 
Get ideas from top APEX Award winners:

See judges' comments about—and links to—many of the APEX 2013 Grand Award Winners (and the previous year's as well). The links will let you view many of the Grand Award Winners' works.

 
See APEX website winners:

Take a look at some of the interesting website winners from recent competitions.

Have you won APEX Awards in previous APEX competitions? Then order additional APEX Award Certificates for deserving staff, freelancers and vendors.

Need a receipt for your entries? Simply use the Generate Receipt link. You can print it immediately on your office printer.
 

Order additional APEX Awards:


If you won an APEX Award, you can order additional copies. 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.

Just print out and complete the Additional Certficate Order Form and fax or mail it. (If you prefer, you may scan the completed form and marked-up photocopies of your certificates, and email them.)
 

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.
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/

APEX ALERTS

News...The APEX 2014 Call for Entries is now closed.

Judging will be ongoing for the 26th Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence Competition. 

If you need an additional receipt for your entries, complete the online receipt form.
 
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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.

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The judges comment on the APEX® Awards, as well as writing, editing, publishing and media topics.

WINNING IDEAS FROM APEX

See top award-winning APEX entries below.

AMERICANA / AMERICAN WAY
Americana / American Way -- American Airlines Publishing, Fort Worth, TX ... " The writing is superb -- interesting, compelling and powerful in its ability to involve readers in the stories and leave them quietly satisfied at the end."

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