PHOENIX, October 24, 2008 — The Journal of Leadership Studies won in the category of New Magazines and Journals. The Annual Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) held the competition for the twentieth year. The competition recognizes excellence in work by professional communicators. The APEX 2008 awards were based achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence in the areas of graphic design, editorial content and the success and overall excellence of the entry.

Almost 4,500 entries were evaluated in categories such as magazines, newsletters, annual reports, brochures, manuals and reports. A total of 120 APEX Grand Awards were presented in 11 major categories to honor the outstanding works in those categories.

The Twentieth Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition is sponsored by the editors of Writing That Works, the bimonthly newsletter for communicators who write, edit and manage business publications. The newsletter, published by Communications Concepts, Inc., provides problem-solving information to professional communicators.

You may learn more about the APEX awards at


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Wendy Paul