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Call for entries

Early Bird : March 9 · Final Deadline : March 28

2018 APEX Call for Entries

Apex MAKE A SPLASH! Don’t be left high and dry – gather all hands on deck and submit your work for consideration in the Lake Communicators APEX Awards.

All marketing, public relations, design and digital media materials produced in 2017 are welcome under the judges’ spyglass. Sail through the submission process before Friday, March 9 for the $10 per entry Early Bird discount: Members $30 / Non-members $40.

AWARDS CEREMONY: WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

Good times are on the horizon! Come ashore at the Lake Metroparks Painesville Township Park Community Center to hail the 2018 APEX winners at our swashbuckling nautical-themed program.

Award Eligibility

APEX Awards recognize professionals in the communications industry affiliated with Lake Communicators and Lake County, Ohio. Eligibility is extended to companies, organizations, freelancers and individuals who live in, work in and/or provide services to clients in Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties. Entries must have been produced between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 to be considered.

Multiple Categories for Entries

Entries can be placed in several categories. An entry fee required for each category submitted. For instance, a publication, or part of a publication, can be entered into both Mixed Media and Print Materials, and photographs from any project can also be entered as photographs in the Individual Photography category.

Entry Deadlines

There are two deadlines: the Early Bird is Friday, March 9, 2018; and the final deadline is March 28, 2018. Save $10 on each Early Bird entry.

How to Enter

All entries must be made online using our online registration form. Complete the appropriate information and pay either with PayPal or by check. The entries themselves may be brought to Lake Communicators' lunch meetings or dropped off at either:

  • Laketran (Kerry Jonke)
    555 Lakeshore Blvd., Painesville, OH 44077
  • YMCA Painesville (Dave Saifman)
    933 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, OH 44077
  • Fine Arts Association (Wanda Wareham)
    38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, OH 44094

NOTE- Every APEX Awards entry must include a link to or uploaded digital image of the entry when submitted. Printed entries (hard copies) still need to be submitted for the entry to be judged. The images are only for award presentation purposes.

Entries do not have to be mounted. Please advise if entries need to be returned. If entering in multiple categories, please enter one sample per category, if possible.

Ceremony, Judging, Fees

Awards Recognition

Winning entries for each category may receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award. Because of judging criteria, not every category is guaranteed to have a Gold, Silver or Bronze winner.

Awards Ceremony

Award recipients will be recognized at the Lake Communicators 12th APEX Awards evening ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Lake Metroparks Painesville Township Park Community Center.

Judging

APEX Awards judges are seasoned communications professionals from Northeast Ohio and are not affiliated with Lake Communicators. Judging is independent of Lake Communicators.

Entry Fees

Lake Communicators members Early Bird Entries received by March 9, 2018: $30
Entries received by March 28, 2018: $40

Fees for multiple entries: $10 for each of the second, etc., or part of an entry, entered into a different category.

Non-members Early Bird entries received by March 9, 2018: $40
Entries received by March 28, 2018: $50

Fees for Multiple entries: $10 for each of the second, etc., or part of an entry, entered into a different category.

FINAL DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018

Questions?

Contact Laura Lytle