For the third consecutive year the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine has been awarded a 2013 APEX Award of Excellence in the “Magazines and Journals – Print Over 32 Pages” category for its Spring 2013 issue.

This issue was the first for Editor Matt Soberg and was constructed with help from former magazine editor Paul Carson. The design and layout was created by Brittney LaCoste of Campbell LaCoste, Inc. in Black Earth, Wisconsin.

This year’s Apex Awards included more than 2,400 total entries.

The Spring 2013 magazine cover highlighted The Fall Shuffle — a painting by Chris Smith that was the RGS Print of the Year.  The issue featured a woodcock sky dance article by Tim Flanigan and other features from longtime RGS contributors Art Wheaton, Nick Sisley, Lisa Price, Bob West, and Doug Forsythe.  RGS President and CEO John Eichinger provided a message about the Drummer Fund, and RGS Director of Conservation Policy Dan Dessecker included an article about working lands for wildlife.

“We are honored to be awarded a 2013 APEX Award. The Society works hard to create a quality magazine that effectively communicates our mission and provides engaging articles and beautiful photographs for our members,” said Eichinger. RGS won the APEX Grand Award in 2011 for its 50th Anniversary Issue and two APEX Awards in 2012.

In its 25th year, the APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an international competition open to writers, editors, publications staff, and business and nonprofit communicators. The awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence.

The Apex Awards are sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc., a leading publisher of business communication reports.

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