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Hallowed Ground Magazine Wins Sixth Consecutive APEX Grand Award for Publication Excellence

Civil War Trust membership magazine recognized for continued editorial achievement

(Washington, D.C.) - The Civil War Trust, the nation's largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, is pleased to announce that its membership magazine Hallowed Ground has again earned top honors for outstanding quality.  For the sixth consecutive year, it has received an APEX Grand Award - one of only 100 bestowed out of nearly 2,100 entries in the international contest.

APEX 2014 - the 26th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence - is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports and brochures.  In recognizing Hallowed Ground, the APEX committee focused on the publication's consistent excellence in both editorial content and design, overseen by editor Mary Koik and creative director Jeff Griffith.

In the word of the judges: "The issue is a work of art, using new and archival photos and detailed battlefield maps to give the reader a real sense of what happened, and how the work of preservation continues. Bold pull quotes, dramatic spreads and the use of powerful photographs with interesting perspectives combine to make a first rate design framework for the issue's editorial content. Feature articles are exceptionally well written, covering actual battle histories and preservation campaigns. They capture - and keep - the reader's attention."

About the APEX Awards
The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for writers, editors, publications staff and business and nonprofit communicators. It is sponsored by Communications Concepts, Inc., publishers of business communication reports, including Writing that Works, a subscription bimonthly for professional communicators.  The 2014 APEX Awards competition featured 122 communications categories, in 11 groups.

About the Civil War Trust
The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States.  Its mission is to preserve our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds.  To date, the Trust has preserved more than 39,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states.  Learn more at, the home of the sesquicentennial.