Civil War Trust
For Immediate Release: 07/01/10

Hallowed Ground Magazine Wins Second Straight APEX Grand Award for Publication Excellence

Civil War Preservation Trust membership magazine recognized for continued editorial achievement

(Washington, D.C.) – The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT), the nation’s largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, is pleased to announce that its membership magazine Hallowed Ground has received an APEX 2010 Grand Award.  It is the second straight year that the publication has received this top recognition — one of only 100 bestowed out of more than 3,700 entries.

Spring 2009 Hallowed Ground CoverAPEX 2010 — the 22nd Annual Awards for Publication Excellence — is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports and brochures.  According to the APEX 2010 judges, “The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, quality of editorial content and the success of the entry in conveying the message and achieving overall communications effectiveness.”

In recognizing the editorial and design quality of Hallowed Ground, the judges issued the following citation:  “Stunning spreads employ superb illustration and photography to frame the appealing and well-crafted features and short items.  The issue is just packed with interest and is hard to put down.  A significant improvement over an already excellent previous version.”

In addition to the Grand Award for overall excellence, the Fall 2009 issue of Hallowed Ground received a further certificate for outstanding layout and design.

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 2010 APEX Awards competition featured 127 communications categories, in 11 main groupings.

About the Civil War Preservation Trust
With 55,000 members, CWPT 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.  CWPT has preserved more than 29,000 acres of battlefield land across the nation.  CWPT’s website is


  • Jim Campi, CWPT, 202-367-1861 ext. 7205
  • Mary Koik, CWPT, 202-367-1861 ext. 7231

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