Apex Awards

APEX Awards

Lake Communicators is a Lake County-based organization for those in the marketing communications fields in Northeast Ohio. The professionals in this group actively promote and encourage responsible, creative, professional advertising, public relations and marketing efforts. The organization also provides opportunities throughout the year for the professional betterment of its members.

The Apex Awards recognize professionals in the communications industry affiliated with Lake Communicators and Lake County, Ohio. Eligibility is extended to companies, organizations, free-lancers, and individuals who live in, work in, and/or provide services to clients in Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula counties.

Awards are given in categories such as direct mail, mixed media campaigns, non-broadcast video and film, online advertising and marketing, outdoor advertising, print marketing, public relations, radio and TV commercials and website design.

Winners in previous years


Best in Show – Print

“Cleveland Museum of Natural History Calendar,” Vedda Printing
Client: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Creative Director: Renee Boronka
Designer: Renee Boronka

Natural History Museum Calendar - Vedda Printing - Best in Show

Best in Show – Digital

Flierstyler.com,” Blackbird Interactive
Client: Blue Star Design
Creative Director, Art Director & Designer: Pat Walsh, Creative Director, Art Director & Designer
Developer: Justin Greer
Julia Briggs

Flier Styler - Best in Show - Digital


Villa Beach Communication’s campaign for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History; Company119: “A Custom Approach to Design for Builders – Paine & Paine – www.paine-paine.com”


Villa Beach’s campaign for St. Ignatius High School’s 125th Anniversary Gala, Lake County YMCA: “Your Story, Our Story – Annual Report”


YMCA’s “Get Connected” campaign


Surface/CLE: “I Was Going Blind and Didn’t Even Know It”


Villa Beach’s “Let’s Grow” campaign for CSU; Lakenetwork’s website for ThornCreek Winery