For Immediate Release
July 8, 2014
Coraopolis, PA – The Ruffed Grouse Society magazine was privileged to receive multiple 2014 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence for the fourth consecutive year. The honor includes a prestigious Grand Award in the Magazines, Journals and Tabloids category.
The 2014 APEX Grand Award was given to a total of 100 recipients out of 2,075 total entries in the various media forms of newsletters, magazines, print media, electronic media, social media, websites and more. The Grand Award for Ruffed Grouse Society magazine was 1 of 17 given in the Magazines, Journals and Tabloids category out of 493 entries. The Grand Award covered the Summer, Fall and Winter issues from 2013 with RGS Editor and Director of Communications Matt Soberg performing the editing and publishing duties for these issues. Design for the Summer and Fall issues was created by Brittney LaCoste of Campbell LaCoste, Inc. in Black Earth, Wisconsin, and the Winter 2013 issue design was created by Patrick Iten of Iten Creative in Nisswa, Minnesota.
Ruffed Grouse Society magazine also received a 2014 APEX Award for Publication Excellence specifically for the Spring 2014 issue in the category of Magazine Design and Layout with the work of Patrick Iten and Matt Soberg. RGS thanks all staff, contributors, writers, photographers, designers, printers and others who contributed to these awards and continue to provide talents to Ruffed Grouse Society magazine.
“We are honored to be awarded these 2014 APEX Awards. The Society works hard to create a quality magazine that effectively communicates our mission and provides engaging articles and beautiful photographs for our members,” said RGS President and CEO John Eichinger. RGS previously won the APEX Grand Award in 2011 for its 50th Awards for Excellence in 2012 and 2013.
In its 26th 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. The Apex Awards are sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc., a leading publisher of business communication reports.
Established in 1961, The Ruffed Grouse 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 works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.