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July 20, 2009 Bren Landon
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American Spirit Wins Seventh APEX Grand Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. - For the seventh consecutive year, the Daughters of the American Revolution magazine, American Spirit, has been honored with a coveted APEX Grand Award from the Awards for Publication Excellence.

The Grand Award for General Excellence, Magazines and Journals category, was given for the January/February 2009 issue, which included articles about the history of Inauguration Day, the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth and the home that hosted George Washington during his only visit abroad.

One of the judges said: "A very elegant and a very inviting design, with each gorgeous spread a unique layout and each a pleasing surprise to the reader. Masterful use of headline schedules, type, callouts, sidebars, illustrations and photography -- all first rate -- make this a coffee table-grade publication."

The magazine also received an APEX Award of Excellence for Magazine Writing for the July/August 2008 issue, an edition that offered features on California's John Muir Trail, the legend of Johnny Appleseed and Patrick Henry's Revolutionary voice.

Almost 3,800 submissions were judged on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and communications effectiveness and excellence.

To read excerpts from American Spirit, and for online subscriptions, please visit American Spirit Online.


The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children.  Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. It also publishes the award winning American Spirit magazine. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit


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