Plumbing & Mechanical magazine and BNPMedia is proud to announce that its editors and staff have been awarded2007 APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. APEX awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and success of the entry - in the judges’ opinions - in communicating effectively.
Among the winning entries this year was the 2007 Radiant Flooring Guide, a joint venture by the Radiant Panel Association and BNP Media. It is the second consecutive APEX award for the publication.
This year’s edition was presented an award in the APEX Magazines & Journals - Print Four-Color category. RFG is spearheaded by PM managing editor Kelly Faloon, with art direction by Matt Britcher. Production manager is Vince Miconi, of BNP Media. Hoyt Corbett, founding editor of RFG, is a contributing editor.
The Radiant Flooring Guide is the only annual publication that provides detailed articles on how to match various floor covering and subflooring materials with radiant heating systems.
PM editor Steve Smith won an APEX award in the Feature Writing category for his September, 2006, article on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (“Life After Katrina”).
Senior editor Katie Rotella also received an APEX in the Regular Departments & Columns category for PM’s June, 2006, Plumbing Trends on lavatories (“Lav At First Sight”).
A total of 4,916 entries were evaluated, including 871 entries in the Magazines & Journals category. A total of 114 APEX Grand Awards were presented in 11 major categories, and 1,521 APEX Awards of Excellence were presented in 105 individual categories. The awards program is sponsored by Communication Concepts Inc., a publishing, public relations and marketing consulting firm.