Sandia communicators have garnered five awards in the APEX 2018 contest, the 30th annual national competition recognizing outstanding work by professional communicators, sponsored by Communications Concepts. More than 1,400 entries were received for this year’s competition.
Sandia winners of APEX awards for publication excellence were as follows:
Darrick Hurst and Valerie Larkin, “Sandia’s Social Media”
Only six other national social media programs or campaigns were recognized with the APEX grand award — the highest honor — including the Facebook site for NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center and the National Association of Realtors. This is the third time the Sandia social media team has won the grand award in recognition of their strategy and implementation.
The judges wrote: “Over 230,000 total social media followers rely on Sandia to provide a wealth of information including everything from news releases and announcements, world-renowned photography
Awards of excellence
Nancy Salem, “We remember Christopher: A tale of friendship, loss
A Sandia veteran, John Bailon, recalled the story of one Marine’s death and the friend who carried his legacy through
Technical and technology writing
Jules Bernstein, “Testing for Zika virus: there’s an app for that”
Sandia has developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100 and can detect Zika, dengue
Neal Singer, “
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