Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Green Sheet won a Grand Award and a Feature Writing award in the APEX 2012 Awards for Publication Excellence. Only 100 Grand Awards are handed out in 11 categories each year. This was the fifth Grand Award given to the payments industry's oldest publication; in past years, it won Grand Awards in the Overall Publication, Website and Feature Writing categories.
The APEX Awards are now in their 24th year. The competition is sponsored by Communications Concepts Inc., an organization that advises professionals tasked with writing, editing and managing business communications on best strategies and practices. CCI also publishes a business communications report, as well as an email newsletter.
In the 11 years since The Green Sheet began entering the APEX competition, it has won 45 awards. This year the publication bested 89 other publications to win the Grand Award in the Magapapers & Newspapers category for its Dec. 26, 2011, issue. The magazine's win in this year's Feature Writing category was for a May 23, 2011, story titled "The Sony Breach is not a Game."
"This industry periodical is tightly focused, but offers tremendous depth of thoroughly researched coverage – all in a well written, interesting (and instantly recognizable) format," the APEX judges stated about The Green Sheet. "If you want fancy graphics look elsewhere. But if you want to know what's going on in this field, then this is your publication."
The Green Sheet Chief Operating Officer Kate Rodriguez responded, "Clearly we are getting our message across. We were excited to get the APEX judges' comments because what they said is exactly what we are trying to achieve. We are focused on what our readers need to know. The first step of writing is knowing your audience. ... This says we have a really strong team of individuals who understand the industry and care about the readers."
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