Here at Hammock we tend to subscribe to Natalie Portman’s philosophy that, “Awards are so unnecessary because [we] think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself.” But that’s never stopped us from entering competitions or spreading the news of our success when we receive an award.

We recently learned that work we’ve done for clients received a total of five APEX Awards for Publication Excellence this year, including yet another Grand Award for American Spirit, the member magazine of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

In making the Grand Award for the November/December 2012 issue, the judges commented: “Fascinating, thoroughly researched features offer lively, informative reading, framed in beautiful spreads packed with stunning photos and striking illustrations. The editorial focus and overall design combine to create an exceptional magazine, a tour de force.”

This year the judges evaluated a total of 2,400 entries in 12 categories, awarding only 100 Grand Awards across those groups.

Our other APEX Awards for Excellence were given to the following:

  • American Spirit – Feature writing – “Let in the Light” – July/August 2012
  • Semper Fi, the magazine of the Marine Corps League – Cover – September/October 2012 “Montford Point Marines Receive Congressional Gold Medals”
  • H2U Magazine – Spread Design – “Slower Aging”
  • Semper Fi – Photography – January/February 2013 “Chesty Puller” cover photo