APEX Awards APEX is the Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition. APEX awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry—in the opinion of the judges—in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. The APEX Awards began in 1988 and is sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc., and by the editors of Writer’s Web Watch, the online newsletter for communicators who write, edit and manage publications, and the Writing That Works Archives. Both are published by Communications Concepts, Inc., which has provided problem-solving information to professional communicators for more than a quarter of a century. Buster Creative has won several APEX Awards over a span of years for Newsletter, Manuals & Reports, and Print Advertising.