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July 27, 2012 Bren Landon
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American Spirit Recognized by APEX for the 10th Consecutive Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The results of the 24th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) competition were announced in early July, revealing that for the 10th straight year APEX has honored American Spirit.The Grand Award in the Nonprofit Magazines and Journals category, was given for the March/April 2012 issue, the second annual edition devoted to Women’s History Month.

One APEX judge commented: "As spectacular as ever, this is a richly designed and beautifully written magazine. Striking spreads feature elegant typography, exceptional illustrations and photos, and interesting, thought-provoking feature articles.”

The magazine also received an APEX Award of Excellence for Feature Writing for “The Book of Lives,” an article about family Bibles that appeared in the July/August 2011 issue.

APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. APEX Grand Awards honor the outstanding works in each main category, while APEX Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional entries in each of the individual categories. Only 100 of the nearly 3,400 entries received Grand Awards in honor of outstanding work.

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 170,000 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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