APEX 2020 Call for Entries

Announcing the 32nd Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence

Logo for the 2020 APEX Awards competition

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

DC Chapter 2009 APEX® Grand Award Winner!


OMG! We are proud to announce that the STC Washington, DC Chapter's Web site won a rare Grand Award in the 2009 APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence in the "Web & Intranet Sites; Nonprofit Small Office" category! Information about the competition is available at https://www.ApexAwards.com/.

(Some of you may remember we won a 2005 APEX® Awards for Publication Excellence in the category of “Web & Intranet Site Content & Writing”.)

APEX 2009 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.

The Grand Award honors the outstanding works in each main category (100 Grand awards in 11 main categories). The Excellence awards recognize exceptional entries in each of the sub-categories (1,158 excellence awards awarded in 122 sub-categories) .

This year, 3,785 entries were evaluated, in the following distribution:
Newsletters: 385; Magazines & Journals: 706; Magapapers & Newspapers: 82; Annual Reports: 183; Brochures, Manuals & Reports: 378; Video & Electronic Publications: 193; Web & Intranet Sites: 267; Campaigns, Programs & Plans: 301; Writing: 659; Design & Illustration: 392; Special Publications: 239.

A list of the winning entries is available as a PDF: Announcing the Winners of APEX 2009 (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.

Some other STC sites won awards of Excellence in various Web & Intranet sub-categories:

  • Blogs, Forums & Wikis – Society for Technical Communication AccessAbility SIG
  • Web Sites – STC-NNE Chapter, Nashua, NH
    (Note: an STC member, Rich Maggiani, also won in this category for his Solari Communication, Web site)
  • Web & Intranet Site Design & Illustration – Shafqatullah Syed, Society for Technical Communication, Fairfax, VA

Several other STC entries are also winners in this year’s competition in the 10 other categories. Congratulations to them all!