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Green Sheet Receives Five Awards

The Green Sheet was honored for the second year in a row when it received five APEX Awards of Excellence on July 1 in a national competition of publications produced by professional communicators.

The excellence in publications awards were given in the following categories:

  • Printed Newsletters (for overall content)
  • Columns & Editorials ("Visa/MasterCard Face Many Challenges," issue 02:08:01, August 12, 2002, written by Patti Murphy)
  • Overall Web Site (including design, content and navigation ease)
One issue (Vol. 5, No. 2, "Fraudbusters") of The Green Sheet's quarterly publication, GSQ, also received two awards:
  • Design and Illustration of Cover
  • Magazine & Journal Writing
The Green Sheet won three APEX Awards in 2002.

APEX (Awards of Publication Excellence) 2003 was the 15th annual program sponsored by Communications Concepts and received nearly 5,000 submissions from businesses, freelance communicators, professional organizations and non-profit groups from across the country.

The judging is organized into 11 main categories and again into 105 subcategories; 100 Grand Awards were presented to honor outstanding work in all of the main categories. Awards of Excellence recognized 1,541 exceptional entries in the sub-categories and were based on graphic design, editorial content and the quality of the overall communications achieved.

The panel of judges reviewing entries included John DeLellis, Concepts Editor and Publisher; Christine Turner, Contributing Editor, Writing That Works; Dr. Paul Fisher, Concepts Senior Evaluator and former professor of journalism, University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Communications Concepts Inc., based in Springfield, Va., sponsors the APEX competition every year. It provides services to help publishing, public relations and marketing professionals improve publications and communications. More information on Apex Awards is available at

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