Call for entries

Early Bird : March 25 · Final Deadline EXTENDED: April 19

2019 APEX Call for Entries

Apex PUT YOUR FLAG ON THE SUMMIT! Get out your mountain climbing gear and submit your work for consideration in the Lake Communicators APEX Awards.

All marketing, public relations, design and digital media materials produced in 2018 are welcome under the judges’ spyglass. Sail through the submission process before Monday, March 25 for the $10 per entry Early Bird discount: Members $30 / Non-members $40.


Good times are on the horizon! We invite you to join us for the Apex ceremony at Painesville Township Park Community Center May 15 from 6-8pm. Reservation info...

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 Northeast Ohio. Entries must have been produced between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018 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 Monday, March 25, 2019; and the final deadline is Friday, April 19, 2019. 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
  • Lake County Board of DD (Lynnmarie Phillips)
    8121 Deepwood Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060

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 14th APEX Awards evening ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Lake Metroparks Painesville Township Park Community Center.


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 25, 2019: $30
Entries received by April 19, 2019: $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 25, 2019: $40
Entries received by April 19, 2019: $50

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