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.

DICTIONARY SITE OFFERS LINKS TO MANY LANGUAGES -- When the dictionary on your desk or computer won't do, try http://www.yourdictionary.com. It offers help in finding the following. # Meanings or translations in almost 300 languages # Specialty dictionaries for more than 130 subjects, including architecture, construction, insurance, real estate, marketing, robotics, slang (including Victorian slang), wine and writing for the Web # Glossaries in some 60 subjects, including computing, finance, fish, law, medicine and business # A dozen thesauri, including an MIT online version # Lexicography and lexical databases, including Chinese word lists, searchable texts in Apache with grammatical notes and the International Computer Archive of Modern English One of the site's features is a game room that lets you fill out multilingual crossword puzzles and write your name in 14 languages, including Babylonian Cuneiform, Mandarin Chinese, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Inuktitut and Viking runes.


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.

ASU Alumni Association Career Blog -- Liz Massey, ASU Alumni Association, Tempe, AZ ... "Excellent, simple, bold design with crisp, well written features -- each offering valuable career advice, along with useful and well-reasoned feedback from posters. Each blog post also offers pertinent, well chosen links to related content. Well done. Oh, and we particularly liked the 'tips for meeting impossible deadlines' post."

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