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American Spirit Wins Fifth Consecutive APEX Grand Award

American Spirit  Wins Fifth Consecutive APEX Grand Award

WASHINGTON, DC - American Spirit has once again established itself as a superior magazine by winning 3 APEX 2007 Awards. The Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) recognize excellence in publications work by professional communicators. American Spirit won the top honor Grand Award in the "Magazine and Journals" category for the May/June 2006 issue. The bimonthly magazine has been recognized with a presitigious APEX Grand Award for General Excellence every year since its redesign in 2003.

In addition, American Spirit was honored with an Award of Excellence for Magazine and Journal Writing for the March/April 2007 issue. This issue featured movie theater preservation, maple syrup tapping, colonial junk food and the prison ship martyrs. The March/April 2006 was also recognized with an Award for Excellence in the “Covers” category for the beautiful Garden Party Cover.

The 2007 APEX panel of judges described the American Spirit as "Spectacular photo spreads, beautifully written, compelling stories, and appealing use of spot color, sidebars and functional captions -- all contribute to an enjoyable, absorbing read.”

American Spirit was also honored with a Society of National Association Publications (SNAP) Bronze Award for General Excellence. SNAP awards recognize the best and the brightest association publications from over one thousand entries.

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