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BoatUS Magazine Wins an APEX Award
2009 Redesign Brings Honors
ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 7, 2009 –- BoatUS Magazine has received a 2009 APEX Award, in the category of “Most Improved Magazines and Journals.” APEX 2009 -- the 21st Annual Awards for Publication Excellence -- is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures and Web sites. Over 4,000 entries were received.
According to the APEX 2009 judges, "The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, quality of editorial content and the success of the entry in conveying the message and achieving overall communications effectiveness."
Under the guidance of Consulting Editor Bernadette Bernon and Creative Director Carla Shamblen, BoatUS Magazine underwent a significant redesign which was unveiled in the January 2009 issue.
BoatUS Magazine Publisher Nancy Michelman said, “We have received some very positive reviews for our new look, eye catching layouts and improved readability. Our cover and inside photography has been improved dramatically, and we now include more freelance work which brings a fresh perspective on more topics and from different parts of the country. This award acknowledges that our hard work in improving BoatUS Magazine is paying off.”
BoatUS Magazine is the largest circulation consumer boating magazine in the country with over 600,000 subscribers. For more information on BoatUS Magazine, go to www.BoatUS.com/news/reports .