The APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence are a great way to gain the recognition you deserve. Many STC members and office staff have entered the APEX® Awards competitions over the years and many have won. Our chapter website even won a coveted Grand Award in 2009 for an earlier design.
The APEX® Awards is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic, and social media. In APEX® 2018, awards were given in 100 communications categories, in 12 main categories including: newsletters; magazines, journals & tabloids; annual reports; print media; electronic media; social media; apps; websites; campaigns, programs & plans; writing; design & illustration; and one-of-a-kind publications.
Business, nonprofit, agency and freelance communicators can enter APEX® to win awards for their best writing, publications, campaigns, programs, design and media. Entries are submitted from all over the world such as the U.S., Canada, Singapore, the UK, India, the Netherlands, Germany, Hong Kong, South Africa, and more.
Communications Concepts, Inc. sponsors the APEX® Awards, and advises professionals who write, edit, and manage business communications, on best strategies and practices.
How many entries were there? How many awards were given?
APEX® 2018 awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry — in the opinion of the judges — in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence.
1,408 entries were evaluated, in the following distribution: Newsletters: 102; Magazines, Journals & Tabloids: 287; Annual Reports: 41; Print Media: 97; Electronic Media: 111; Social Media: 54; Apps: 11; Websites: 80; Campaigns, Programs & Plans: 109; Writing: 284; Design & Illustration: 163; One-of-a-Kind Publications: 69.
A total of 100 APEX® Grand Awards were presented in 12 major categories to honor the outstanding works in those categories. 556 APEX® Awards of Excellence recognize excellence in 100 individual categories.
Is there a list of winning entries?
Yes. See Announcing the Winners of APEX 2018 (pdf).
Grand Award winners are listed by main category. Award of Excellence winners are listed within each subcategory, alphabetically by organization, or by last name for individual entrants.)