30 Years of Awarding Excellence in Media


The 2018 APEX Awards
Thank you to all the entrants!

Questions can be emailed to info@apexawards.com


The deadline for entries has passed.*
Winning entries for APEX 2018 will be announced by mid-July.

If you entered the 2018 APEX Awards competition and have questions, please email us at info@apexawards.com.


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 list of APEX categories:
From websites to magazines to writing, design, social media and more, find your best choices from among these 100 categories.

Get ideas from top APEX Award Winners:

See judges' comments about—and links to—many of the APEX 2017 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 Certificate 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.


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.

SEARCH FOR QUOTES BY TOPIC, AUTHOR OR TYPE OF AUTHOR -- When you need a quote to make a point or fill a space, one place to look is http://www.brainyquote.com. BrainyQuote lets you search several ways, including under dozens of topic categories. These include age, anger, computers, death, imagination, patriotism, sports, success and work. The choices in each category vary considerably. For example, under Intelligence a writer may weigh whether to go with Dolly Parton ("I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde.") or F. Scott Fitzgerald ("The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."). Under Forgiveness, the views include those of Marlene Dietrich ("Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.") and Friedrich Nietzsche ("If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.") You can look up quotes of favorite authors, including Dave Barry, Francis Bacon, George Washington, George Will, Lord Byron, Little Richard, Johnny Cash and William James. If you want an author with a particular point of view, search under such categories as activist, cartoonist, designer, diplomat, environmentalist, first lady, lawyer, saint, theologian and vice president. BrainyQuote provides links to other Brainy sites: Atlas, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Geography, History, Music and Translation.



*A note to our customers and APEX 2018 participants --

The competition is now closed and all entries are being distributed to the judges.  We anticipate that the announcement of all award winners will be made by mid-July.  The executive team of the 2018 APEX Awards would like to thank you for making our 30th year the best year ever! 

Thank you for your participation in the 2018 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence!

Best of luck in APEX 2018!

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.

Peabody Energy, St. Louis, MO ... "An annual report that is both a report and a rationale for generating energy from coal. Visuals are bold, clear and effective, with functional charts and graphics which reinforce the copy's points. After reading this report, you come away realizing that coal is an essential -- and perhaps the dominant -- element in global energy supply increases over the next two decades. Powerful stuff."

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