Ruffed Grouse Society Wins 2016 APEX Award for Publication Excellence
Coraopolis, PA – The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) was privileged to receive a 2016 APEX
Award for Publication Excellence for the 2015 Fall Hunting Special Edition of the Ruffed
Grouse Society magazine. The award, given in the print magazines and journals category, marks
the sixth consecutive year RGS has received an APEX award.
“Effectively communicating our mission is of utmost importance for the Ruffed Grouse Society,
and we work to produce quality digital and print communications that voice our mission and
engage our members,” said RGS President and CEO John Eichinger.
Over 1,600 participants entered the 2016 APEX Award in all categories from magazines, print
media, electronic media, websites and more with the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine being in
the top 15 percent of all magazine applicants. Production of this magazine is a culmination of
many efforts, thus RGS thanks all staff, members, contributors, writers, photographers,
designers, printers and others who contributed to this award and continue to provide talents to
RGS publications. RGS Editor and Director of Communications Matt Soberg performs the
editing and publishing duties with design and art direction by Patrick Iten of Iten Creative in
In its 28 th year, the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an international competition
open to writers, editors, publications staff, and business and nonprofit communicators. The
awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve
overall communications excellence.
Established in 1961, The Ruffed Grouse Society/American Woodcock Society is North America’s
foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating
healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS/AWS works
with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific
Information on RGS/AWS, its mission, management projects and membership can be found on the web at: