APEX 2014
Award Winners Announced!

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. 

Get ideas from top APEX Award Winners:

See judges' comments about—and links to—many of the APEX 2014 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 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.

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.)

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.

See the list of APEX 2014 categories:
Categories will change for next year's APEX Competition, APEX 2015. The new categories list will be announced in November, 2014.


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.

READ OLD, NEW BOOKS ONLINE -- You can read a chapter from the latest bestsellers or the whole text of out-of-print books online at several sites. At BookBrowse.com you can read excerpts from new and recent fiction and nonfiction books and then order those you like. The site claims to compare prices from 25 bookstores to give visitors the lowest price. For a much different selection, try the Online Books Page, http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/ You can search for the full text of more than 8,000 books by author, title and subject. The collection ranges from contemporary scholarly works to obscure political tracts to out-of-print classics. An example: Under the H list of authors, you find Nathaniel Hawthorne's complete works. Nearby is a book by I. I. Hayes, whose 436-page "An Arctic Boat Journey, in the summer of 1854" came out in 1874. Or try C for "Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic and Civil Wars: with the Supplementary Books attributed to Hirtius". This University of Pennsylvania site also has four other sections: news, features, archives and inside story. It is an extensive resource.


News...APEX Award Winners have been announced for APEX 2014, the 26th Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence.

All entrants receive notifications, results and full background information by postal mail in the first three weeks of June. Results also are posted here on the ApexAwards.com site.

If you need an additional receipt for your entries, please complete the easy 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.


See top award-winning APEX entries below.

KUA Energy Conservation Guide -- Chris Gent, Kissimmee Utility Authority, Kissimmee, FL ... "A remarkable and exceptionally well done booklet which explains that electric bills don't always go up for the reason you might think. The striking design employs a retro style notebook format, complete with typewriter-like text. The line illustrations are clear and self-explanatory, while the handwritten notes, arrows and underlines (in red) stand out against the uncoated tan, beige and creme colored paper stock. All of this design frames the well written, nicely chunked copy and provides bulleted advice -- from your home's windows to the bathtub -- on lowering energy costs. It's genuinely helpful."

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