APEX 2020 Call for Entries

Announcing the 32nd Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence

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The APEX 2020 Awards is an annual competition for corporate and nonprofit publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic, and social media.

Entry deadline: February 15, 2020.

To enter APEX 2020, use their online Easy Entry Form. No need for typewriters or filling out the form by hand. No packing or shipping charges, either.

Also see the APEX FAQs and the APEX online entry Q&A!

The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence offer a quick and easy way to gain the recognition you deserve. Awards are given in 100 communication categories, in 12 main categories including:

  • newsletters
  • magazines, journals and tabloids
  • annual reports
  • print media
  • electronic media
  • social media
  • apps
  • websites
  • campaigns, programs and plans
  • writing
  • design and illustration
  • special publications

For questions, contact us by phone at 703-643-2200 or by email at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Ken Turtoro
Executive Editor
The APEX Awards
Communications Concepts Inc
5810 Kingstowne Center Dr
Suite 120–804
Alexandria VA 22315-5711

One Month left to Enter the STC Alliance Competition!

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Competition News: 6 November 2019

The deadline to deliver your entries for the 2019-2020 STC Alliance Competition is in One Month!

Entry Deadline: 6 December 2019 Entry form

For questions, contact our STC Alliance Competition Program Chair and First Vice President, Carolyn Kelley Klinger, at: email hidden; JavaScript is required

We Mourn the Passing of Austin T. Brown, Former STC and STC WDCB President

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Austin T. Brown

Austin Thomas Brown, past STC WDCB Chapter President (1981-1982), Director-Sponsor of STC’s Region 2 (1982-1986), STC President (1988-1989), and STC Fellow, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2019 at the age of 86.

In the 1990s, our chapter renamed its high school science writing contest to honor Austin, who had managed the contest for many years. The contest was first started in 1964 and provided an award and scholarship money to the top three winners of a competition open only to high school students in the Washington, DC area for the best technical papers. Austin joined STC in 1967 and took a special interest in the competition. We now call it Austin T. Brown Technical Communication Award, though is currently without a manager. We hope a new volunteer who is interested in managing a student competition will step up in the future. In lieu of this, the chapter began giving awards in 2009 for the best student entry in our Technical Communication Competition.

Not only did Austin provide exceptional leadership to STC and the Washington, DC-Baltimore chapter (then just the Washington, DC chapter) over many years, but his family named our chapter as the suggested recipient of financial donations in lieu of flowers in his obituary. Please read the obituary in his funeral program to learn about Austin’s illustrious career and fascinating life, and see several photos of him and his wonderful family.

We mourn the passing of Austin T. Brown and are thankful for his many contributions to our chapter and to the profession of technical communication.